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Rab Strata Hooded Insulated Jacket - Men's

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    The Rab Men's Strata Hooded Insulated Jacket thrives on year-round active endeavors from summer alpine ascents to winter ski tours. Polartec's Alpha insulation offers air permeability, which breathes the moment you put it on, instead of breathing when you start to sweat like standard breathable products. Pertex Microlight fabric wraps around this incredible insulation with abrasion-resistance and windproof protection. A combination of mesh, sueded polyester, and nylon keeps the lining well-ventilated, smooth, soft, and durable.

    • Pertex Microlight shell
    • Polartec Alpha insulation
    • Zone-woven mesh, nylon, and sueded polyester lining
    • Under-helmet hood
    • Lycra edge at hood and cuffs
    • Hem drawcord
    • Zippered chest and side pockets
    • Item #RAB008D

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [shell] 100% nylon, [lining] nylon, polyester mesh, sueded polyester
    Insulation
    Polartec Alpha (80g)
    Fit
    regular
    Length
    hip
    Hood
    yes, with Lycra edge
    Pockets
    2 zippered side, 1 zippered chest
    Venting
    mesh lining, hand pocket vents
    Baffle Construction
    subtly quilted
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 2 oz
    Recommended Use
    alpine, ski mountaineering, backcountry touring, climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Breaths and is warm!

      In the above, in this case, is really true! I have found that most jacket claim to be breathable are usually warm but not too breathable, or breathable and not all that warm. For me, the Rab Strata checks both boxes. Fit is a bit small for me- I seem to fall between L and XL in the Rab whereas a large in the arc Terex or Patagonia is perfect for me.

      Breathable Insulation

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

      Unfortunately, I don't think Rab is making the Strata anymore. They've opted away from the Polartec Alpha insulation for Primaloft, Pyrotec, or Cirrus "featherless down" for their synthetic insulation. However, if you're still able to get your hands on one of these jackets, you're lucky. Polartec's Alpha insulation is a very, very breathable insulation for high output activities in really cold weather. However, the Strata is also a great stand-alone piece in cooler weather with the right layering underneath.

      I worked as an outdoor educator in Estes Park from March - June, and I used this jacket A LOT. From temps in the teens with high Rocky Mountain winds, to sunny skies in the 40s, this jacket is really versatile. The fabric is extremely comfortable and slides easily over baselayers, and cover up with a shell over top of the Strata is no problem with the Pertex Microlight face fabric.

      The hood is a perfect fir over the hear, but is a little too tight to fit over a helmet, and a little bulky to fit under. The chest pocket is extremely roomy and can fit a lot in it if you need to stow some glove liners and a granola bar.

      Probably the only downside to this jacket is its fit. I'm 6'2" 200 lbs. and I have a size Large. It's a touch too short for my liking, but the shortness is actually great for climbing with a harness on. The sleeves a little short too, but the design of the sleeves around the shoulders is excellent as the sleeves don't pull if I'm extending my arms over my head, like when climbing.

      In comparison to the Atom LT, the Strata is more breathable and maybe a touch warmer, but only maybe. The cuff design on the Atom LT is nicer, but I like the Pertex Microlight fabric better than the Atom, and the Strata and be packed into its own pocket, contrary to the Atom.

      I wouldn't necessarily say it runs small, because an XL would be too big on me in the chest and torso, but it runs a little short.

      Excellent jacket for 30 degrees and up

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

      I was searching for a light insulated jacket for cold weather that wasn't bulky and could be worn in temperatures above 30 degrees and below 50 degrees. After reading reviews on outdoorgearlab.com, I then tried on several of the jackets that were available at REI. Comparing the prices and brands available, I found this jacket on sale here at Backcountry for a price that could not be beat. All of the other brands competing with the Rab Strata had about the same fit and feel, but were much more expensive. Other brands compared include The North Face, Patagonia, Arc'teryx, and Columbia.

      Warm, breathable and windproof.

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

      I was looking for a warm yet breathable jacket for active use in Winter hiking. This jacket was nailed it. The Pertex Microlight exterior material is pretty water resistant, but I haven't seen how it does in a downpour. It's also very windproof, but it still breathes. The Polartech Alpha insulation works as advertised, as it is very warm, yet allows some moisture from your body to get out. There is a small triangle near each underarm where there is no insulation, and this serves to give additional breathability. For me the jacket is best suited to hiking in pretty cold conditions (<30 degrees), but I tend to get warm very quickly, so if you run cold, you may want something slightly warmer. I've also worn this jacket over my Patagonia down sweater in 0 degree weather with a -10 degree wind chill, and I was warm and didn't feel any wind coming through the jacket. My one complaint is that the sleeves are a little long, but the elastic cuff mostly takes care of it with a little material bunched up above the wrist.