Don't let cold weather slow you down.
The Rab Women's Sentinel Softshell Jacket provides the right combination of weather protection and breathability to keep you comfortable during high-intensity backcountry treks and alpine climbs. The stretchy softshell fabric lets you move freely so you're not restricted while climbing or skiing, and it's highly breathable so you don't get soaked with heat-robbing sweat when you're pushing to the peak.
A high-loft fleece backing traps heat to keep you warm without overdoing it. The regular fit allows room to layer underneath but won't feel loose or baggy. The adjustable hood provides a secure fit whether you have a helmet on or not, and the wired brim keeps the hood out of your eyes while still shielding your face from the elements. The Sentinel's also equipped with an internal storm flap, adjustable cuffs, and a drawcord hem to seal out frigid gusts and blowing snow.
- Matrix Pro three-layer softshell fabric
- High-loft fleece backing
- Regular fit
- Helmet-compatible hood with wired peak
- Internal storm flap
- Hem drawcord and adjustable cuffs
- Item #RAB006X
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
The Rab Sentinel was the heaviest softshell I tried, which would be great for seriously cold weather. For the relatively fair-weather climbing I do the hefty lining felt like overkill. The clincher was the fit in the pits: seams were too tight under the arms to allow for free movement and I anticipated they'd chafe with movement.