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Wear the Rab Men's Nexus Jacket for any outdoor activity that would be less fun if you end up soaking wet. Its 3-layer Polartec NeoShell fabric is highly breathable and very stretchy so you can run, climb, hike, or backpack comfortably without any restrictions and without getting completely soaked from sweat. The fabric is also highly windproof and waterproof so not even the elements can hold you back while you play outside. The YKK Aquaguard zippers increase the jacket's waterproofing so you don't have tiny droplets seeping through and surprising you while you climb. The Nexus' hood has a wire across the brim to stay out of your face so you can focus in on the fun you're having, and it's big enough for a helmet so you can stay safe and dry. The hook-and-loop cuffs and hem drawcord will cinch the Nexus down tight across your body so you don't have breezes blowing up your sleeves and body.

  • Polartec NeoShell (3-layer) fabric
  • Helmet-compatible hood with a wired brim
  • YKK Aquaguard zippers
  • Hook-and-loop cuffs
  • Hem drawcord
  • 1 napoleon, 1 internal bonded, and 2 front A-line pockets
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Decent, not great

  • Fit:Runs small

Light weight, well made except for a horrible front zipper, which catches at least twice each time I zip it up, and again when I zip it down. Runs very small, at least one size. I'm 6 feet, 200 lbs, average build, and usually take a large from American clothing companies. This jacket is a hair away from being too small for me in an extra large. If I weighed 225 Rab wouldn't have a jacket that would fit me. The material feels nice, has a soft hand and is quiet. I haven't had it outside yet, so time will tell if the neoshell really works. All in all, a decent jacket but not one to write home about.

Pretty great

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

I'm 6'5" 180 pounds with 36" arms. This jacket, in Large, fits just about perfectly. It has maybe a bit too much material around the torso, but I suspect this is by design, for layering. It's pretty close to good enough, for me. Arms nice and long, body, too.

In comparison, the Acteryx Alpha FL fits... a bit better, in my opinion, with a slimmer profile in the middle.

The zippers on this Rab? Pretty good, though not as smooth as the Arcteryx Alpha FL. I also dislike the double zipper on the Rab. In fact, my first try at this jacket had a misalignment in the double zipper --- i could not zip it up. The second try seems to be holding up.

Breathability: great. No pit zips, but I haven't missed them yet, and I'm a pretty vigorous hiker. It breathes astoundingly well. The Alpha FL has a lighter material (that jacket is unbelievably light), but (also without pit zips)... does not breathe quite as well as this Rab, despite the Rab's thicker material.

I don't have a lot of datapoints, yet, on rain protection.

Noise level? The Rab has a moderate swish to it, as does the Arcteryx Alpha FL. Neither is as nice, in this respect, as a good softshell jacket (I have a Norrona Windstopper jacket); windstopper is silent, with a sweater-like feel... but it isn't useable for me above 40 degrees F (though, below that, the windstopper is pretty awesome).

The look is nice, with the contrasting zips. I use this one quite a bit.

What in gods name is wrong with the size

  • Familiarity:I returned this product before using it
  • Fit:Runs small

I swear these UK companies have the most stupid sizing on the market. I am 5"10 175lbs and not big by any means. I The medium has a really stupid fit. The arm holes are tiny, there is no articulation in the elbows and the chest is so damn tight. There is no way to layer this thing. Its not a trim fit, its not athletic, its just stupid. The body fits perfect, the sleeve length is perfect The hood is perfect, its just the chest and overall arm holes and sleeve size. You cannot layer this thing. This makes me so mad...screw this company . I could have tried a large but that must makes no sense. The sleeves would be too long. Are all these Europeans build stupid in the chest? Do they seriously like to layer and restrict their movement by 100%? Idiotic sizing by all means. The actual quality of the jacket is awesome and so is the hood. If they made this for Americans it would be better.

I looked at gooutdoors reviews of rab and montane jackets on youtube and the dude "ian" that is wearing them is tiny. I now see why Rab/Montane/Berghaus all have these odd cuts. The people living in those regions are just smaller, bones and hip wise.

I'm British and just ordered a Large and a XL of this to try. I'm 6ft2, 220lbs and.....why is the front/chest sooo baggy yet the shoulders soo tight?! Active people tend to be broader shouldered in the bigger sizes but not sedatory on the midsection. Even accounting for done leaway the XL is way too much on the (higher) front midsection- that's important as a belt etc sits lower than this so why the excess material higher?!.. and just right on the shoulders. Pity it looks well made and will fit a helmet under the hood.