Rab Borealis Jacket Review


Rab’s Borealis Jacket is a lightweight wind layer designed with mountain athletes in mind. It’s designed to stretch without restricting movement and is windproof and breathable. However, you may not want to purchase this Jacket if you’re not a mountain athlete.

Softshell Jacket

The Rab Borealis Softshell Jacket is Rab’s lightest softshell Jacket, making it a perfect climber’s piece. In addition, this Jacket is windproof, has high breathability, and packs small to the point where it won’t impede your movement. But, first, we’ll look at how this Jacket performs.

A softshell jacket is a flexible outer layer of woven polyester or nylon fabric. This fabric provides breathability and durability while maintaining a tailored fit. Although softshells don’t offer 100% protection, they provide a balance between warmth and water resistance, which is why they’re ideal for cooler weather.

A softshell jacket is often too heavy, but the Rab Borealis Jacket is light, making it a great climbing jacket. In addition, the Jacket’s Matrix fabric blocks wind gusts without restricting breathability. This keeps the wearer comfortable, and two-way stretch construction allows the Jacket to stretch as the climber does. It also includes climbing-specific features such as a helmet-compatible hood and harness-friendly chest pockets.

A reflective feature is available in the Jacket. This is found on the Rab logo and the center of the shoulder. This can be useful when running in the dark or after an epic climb. Another cool feature is the adjustable hood. The Jacket will be available for purchase in March 2018, and we’ll be doing a full review of the Jacket soon after.

Stretchy nature

The Rab Borealis Jacket is made from a lightweight, stretchy softshell fabric called Rab Matrix. It is windproof and water resistant while remaining breathable. It is also UPF 50+ rated for sun protection. It packs to almost nothing and lends itself to a wide range of outdoor activities. In addition, the stretchy Jacket Jacket gives it a comfortable snJacket.

This Jacket comes with a UPF 50+ rating and a chin guard. It also has reflective details on the Rab logo and the center of the shoulders. These features make it a great choice for night running and descending after an epic climb. In addition, the stretchy Jacket Jacket makes it easy to move around when necessary.

Another feature that sets the Borealis apart is its breathability. The Jacket’s face fabric is water-repellent, and the DWR finish boosts its water resistance. However, it won’t keep you completely dry if it rains. As an active softshell, the Borealis lacks a fleece lining, but it will provide excellent protection against the wind and can be worn under a warm jacket if needed.

Jacket the Jacket is polar fleece. It feels thicker than most lighter materials. It offers excellent wind resistance and keeps light rain from seeping in. A draJacketof the Jacket is its weight – a medium size takes up about as much room as butternut. But, Hackett, this Jacket will still be a great addition to your backpack.

Softshells have many advantages over hardshells. Softshells can be lightweight and breathable, making them a great layering piece for various conditions. The flexibility of a softshell also makes it suitable for active use.


The Rab Borealis Jacket is a lightweight softshell jacket that protects you from bad weather, keeping you warm and dry. It’s made from Matrix fabric, which is highly windproof and breathable. It also features high UPF protection. So whether you’re spending your time hiking through the mountains or spending a day in the city, the Rab Borealis Jacket is an excellent choice.

The Borealis Jacket protects you from light rain, harmful sunlight, and wind, made with a breathable, stretchy fabric and a DWR coating. Unfortunately, Jacket, Jacket doesn’t offer full windproofing, like most other windproof garments. Despite this, it’s one of the lightest softshells available.

The lightweight Rab Borealis Jacket packs to the size of a softball. It features a high level of breathability, is easy to dry, and has a waterproof membrane. It packs away easily, making it ideal forJacketl. The Jacket is available in two different colors and is machine-washable. It doesn’t require any special fabric conditioner, which is another plus.

The Rab Borealis Jacket is windproofing and features a high collar for extra protection against the elements. It also has a detachable hood for extra warmth. It also includes two mesh-lined hands warmer pockets and a two-way zip for easy access. Two inside pockets are also handy, and there’s reflective detailing inside.


The Rab Borealis Jacket is built with a lightweight, stretchy fabric that offers an unrestricted range of motion. It also features reflective detail on the shoulders and logo. This feature can prove useful in low-light conditions or when you need to be seen during your epic descent.

Rab has dJacketd this Jacket with an active lifestyle in mind. The lightweight design and breathable properties make it a lightweight layer perfect for climbing and other activities requiring lots of mobility. In addition, the Rab Borealis Jacket is one of the lightest softshell jackets we’ve reviewed.


Rab’s Borealis Jacket is one of the world’s lightest softshell jackets, offering exceptional stretch and breathability. TJackettshell jacket has a chin guard and a hood that fits under your helmet for a snug fit. In addition, it has two chest pockets with a lycra binding and is fully packable for easy transport.

Its slim fit and minimalist design make it easy to peg the Borealis jacket asJacketerfect jacket for outdoor enthusiasts. It doesn’t have the crossover appeal of other jackets, but it has a streamlined look that makes it ideal for fast-paced activity in the mountains. ThisJacketweight Jacket has only two pockets and a cinch around the hem. It also features a quality YKK zipper.

The Rab Borealis Jacket is the mostJacketweight in the brand’s line, making it a good choice for mountain climbing and other high-activity actiJacket. In addition, this Jacket offers excellent breathability and mobility and has a DWR treatment for wet weather protection. Its lightweight design makes it a great layering piece and features a low-profile hood with lycra binding. The cuffs are likewise lycra bound for increased comfort and protection.

The Rab Kinetic 2.0 Alpine jacket has a lower price but adds a hood and a lining. It also has a more robust feature set, such as a 2-way front zip and an over-the-helmet hood. While the Rab Kinetic 2.0 has a lower price tag than the Borealis Jacket, it still offers excellent weather protection.

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