Rab Neutrino Plus Jacket
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $300 USD
The Rab Neutrino Plus is an overall very solid cold weather performer.
- Nice fit
- Good length
- Good lookin'
- Strange fabric flap inside neck
The Rab Neutrino Plus is a nice jacket!
I own one other Rab product, a Cirrus wind jacket. I am 6'2" and 170lbs and surprisingly I wear a small in many companies. I sometimes wear a medium for outwear. The small Rab Neutrino Plus fits me quite well. It is long in the arms, and long enough in the torso to be covered even when bending over.
The hood fits well and is very adjustable. Big enough hood to fit a thick hat underneath no problem. It has an overall slim appearance, but I am able to layer well underneath. You can cinch the wrists closes too if need be.
Even though this is a real cold weather jacket, it is really comfy to wear in the 20's and 30's (Fahrenheit) as well. It seems to breath well, though I have only walked in it.
Good compressibility, even with the wire in the hood. Included stuff sack is on the heavy side though, considering this is a lightweight piece.
Beautiful jacket, I have the black with green inside and it looks very sharp, nice construction.
I am baffled on one thing, and that is a flap of fabric on the inside of the neck. It is rather large and has velcro on it. I assume it is to "stow" the hood, or at least keep in tucked down. However, since it is so large and has velcro, it tends to get in the way when not in use. And you can actually use the flap that is meant to reduce hood volume to stow the hood instead. Just undo the velcro, compress hood, and slide the flap through the hanging look and hook the velcro to the normal spot on back of hood.
If you are looking for a cold weather jacket, I recommend the Rab Neutrino Plus.
Sorry, this is not the best photo showing the jacket.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The Rab Neutrino Plus has a long torso for better core-body insulation, a helmet compatible hood, box wall construction and is filled with 800 fill power goose down. The rip-stop Pertex Endurance outer is highly weather and water resistant. This men's insulated jacket is perfect for altitude, polar, and winter alpine climbing.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
When you need unmatched warmth and comfort in the coldest conditions, reach for the Rab Neutrino Plus Down Jacket. Ten ounces of super-warm 800-fill hydrophobic down are stuffed into this technical piece, which uses a box baffle construction for no cold spots. Hook-and-look cuffs and a drawcord hem keep out drafts and keep you warmer, and the hood is also filled with down for even more insulation.Rab endowed the Neutrino plus with a shell made of Pertex Endurance fabric with a DWR treatment, which gives the jacket excellent weather resistance and durability. For storage and comfort, Rab added two handwarmer pockets, a high-capacity internal mesh pocket, and a small internal security pocket. The combination of fabrics and down help make the jacket extremely packable, and a stuff sack in included with the purchase of the jacket.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Rab Men's Neutrino Plus Jacket DECENT FEATURES of the Rab Men's Neutrino Plus Jacket Narrow box wall construction Down filled hood, helmet compatible, wired peak 2-way YKK Aquaguard front zip, internal insulated zip baffle, chin guard 2 YKK Aquaguard zipped hand warmer pockets 1 internal mesh pocket, 1 YKK zipped internal security pocket Articulated elbows Velcro cuffs, hem drawcord Stuff sack Fit: Regular The SPECS Weight: 22 oz / 625 g Outer Weight/m2: 55g/m2 Outer Comp: 100% nylon 6 Insulation Fill Power: 800 Insulation: Weight (L): 275g/10oz European Goose Down This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version