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A waterproof, durable, and very breathable jacket for active pursuits in the mountains.

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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3 5

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.

5 5

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.