In the recent Group Test of technical softshell jackets in Trek & Mountain, Rab’s Kinetic Alpine Jacket won one of our coveted Editor’s Choice awards, with the testers calling Rab’s latest creation “an innovative jacket that bridges the gap between softshell and hardshell – superb comfort too.” Now you have a chance to get your hands on one of these superb technical pieces, as we have both a men’s and women’s model to give away in this issue’s big competition.
The key to the performance of the Kinetic Alpine Jacket is the ProFlex fabric that it uses, which perfectly combines the soft, flexible nature of a softshell with the protection and durability of a hardshell. In fact, Rab go as far to describe the jacket and its fabric as “a breakthrough in technology that will change the way you dress for the mountains”. It’s all very well having a hardshell that protects you from the elements outside, yet isn’t breathable enough to prevent you getting wet on the inside, and that’s the beauty of the Kinetic Alpine Jacket. Contouring to your body shape, it wicks away any sweat generated on steep ground, making it easy to forget you are wearing a waterproof until the showers roll in.
Honed for the alpinist, particular attention has been paid to the features; reinforced ceramic print overlays in high-wear areas removes the need for bulky patches, increasing durability without hindering stretch, while a helmet-compatible hood, YKK AquaGuard zips, fully-taped seams, adjustable cuffs and hem ensure high functionality for the mountains. Light and highly packable, a small stuff sack aids easy storage in a pack or clipped to harness.
HOW TO ENTER
For a chance of winning one of the two Kinetic Alpine Jackets we have up for grabs, just answer the following question:
Q: What waterproof/breathable material is Rab’s new Kinetic Alpine Jacket made of?