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Rab Neo Guide Jacket - Women's

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    You never know what mountain weather is going to do, but you can pretty much guarantee that it's gonna be rugged, which is why the Rab Neo Guide Women's Jacket is such a key piece of gear. It's built from three-layer Polartec NeoShell fabric, a waterproof and super-breathable softshell that's slightly stretchy, so it'll move with you and keep you bone dry. Rab used heavier-weight fabric on the shoulders, elbows, hips, and cuffs to give you the confidence to squeeze through tight spots without worrying about shredding your shell, and included underarm vents to keep you cool during seriously active pursuits like climbing, ski touring, and hiking. The wire-brimmed hood is helmet compatible and fully adjustable, and the hook-and-loop cuffs and drawcord hem keep drafts and snow from sneaking in and cramping your alpine style.

    • Polartec NeoShell stretch softshell
    • Heavier fabric on shoulders, elbows, hips, and cuffs
    • Adjustable helmet-compatible hood with wire brim
    • Underarm vents
    • Hook-and-loop cuffs with drawcord hem
    • Reflective trim
    • Multiple pockets
    • Regular fit
    • Item #RAB001Z

    Tech Specs

    Polartec NeoShell (3-layer)
    [external] 2 chest, [internal] 1 zippered, 1 mesh
    yes, helmet compatible, adjustable, wire brim
    underarm zips
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 3 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing, alpine & expedition, ski touring, hiking
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    Too tight in the shoulders

    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: XS-s

    I love this Rab Neo fabric-- but their design team is wack. The Neo Guide pants were ridiculous on me-- and this jacket, while good in many ways, just doesn't fit. I ALWAYS wear a size S in jackets, for my shoulders, and to accommodate layers. Based on reviews here of this jacket running large, I bought the XS-- and the sleeves were very long. If I size up, they will be craaaazy long. So I will look elsewhere for a better-fitting jacket.

    Minimalist features, very breathable

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    Kudos to Rab for the breathability of this jacket. I bought this piece for winter touring, and it performed very well during the aerobic "skinning" portion of the tour. However, as another reviewer mentioned, it lacks "handwarmer" side pockets, which are actually quite nice to have (didn't miss them until they were gone, sort of thing). I can see this jacket fitting somewhere in the repertoire, but may not be the most appropriate for winter snow sports, or alpine climbing. Also, I had a bit of trouble with the zipper - it kept on catching on the inside storm flap...maybe a manufacturing defect? It moved reasonably well, and I was able to layer an Arcteryx Atom SV underneath, but I wasn't overly impressed with the cut/silhouette of the jacket. After about 7 uses, I bought a Patagonia Super Alpine jacket to replace the Rab Neo Guide for my winter snow sports activities.

    Minimalist features, very breathable

    Rab and Polartec NeoShell

    Polartec NeoShell is the first fabric to combine the superior breathability, ventilation and stretch of a softshell with the waterproof protection of a hardshell.

    NeoShell uses a unique membrane which blocks 99.9% of the wind whilst offering levels of stretch you would expect to find on a high performance softshell product.

    Sizing is tricky, but dependable jacket!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small/10

    Thank you to backcountry and Rab for giving me a chance to try out this awesome jacket for the Backountry.com community!

    First, I want to talk about the fit of the jacket, because I think that is where most of you ladies might be wondering at the UK sizing. I am 5'3'', 130, and I usually order a small in most jackets and tops. When I got this jacket, I actually did take my measurements on the UK scale, and I fell right in-between the XS and Small sizes. I decided to order up, to make sure I have enough room for layers (as this jacket is just a shell). When I first put it on, I had to look at the tag to make sure I had received the right size, because the arms were soooooo long. The jacket itself was also pretty roomy. I think I would have still been safe with the XS.

    My next instinct was to put my hands in the pockets to see how deep they were. There aren't any pockets at the hips; they are located on the chest. Unlike a lot of coats with the pockets here, when you put something in the pockets, they are so deep that it doesn't look bulky from the outside. However, you may find yourself trying to put your hands in those hip pockets that don't exist.

    Also, this has a male-side zipper, so be careful when zipping and unzipping as it is going to feel a little backwards.

    I got the Shark version, which is true to color and not too flashy. I haven't had a chance to try this skiing, so I haven't tested it with a helmet but it definitely has room in the hood. And I LOVE the metal brim that is incorporated into the hood as well. I can tell that is really going to come in handy on the slopes.

    I didn't know the heavier fabric on the shoulders, elbows, hips, or cuffs, but this jacket feels sturdy, lightweight, and truly waterproof.

    Overall, I really like this jacket and am glad to add it to my gear stash. You always need a reliable waterproof jacket that can get you through some bad weather. While I can't see myself wearing this jacket around town, it will be a great standby for the slopes, spring and fall hiking, and climbing.

    The Neo Guide Jacket & Pant

    Climbing towering ice pillars or skiing waist deep powder is fun, being soaked afterwards is not. The Neo Guide Jacket & Pant is the ultimate in breathable, waterproof protection and is the number one choice for Rab USA athlete Eli Helmuth.

    Follow along as Eli skis a late season couloir in the Colorado backcountry and tells us why the Neo Guide system is going to be the official uniform for his guide service.