Simple, light, warm.

For less than a pound, the Rab Xenon X Hooded Insulated Jacket features 60g PrimaLoft One insulation and a helmet-compatible hood to give you a extra warmth on your next day in the alpine. Elastic cuffs help you seal this jacket around your gloves to keep out snow, and a waist-drawcord does the same thing lower down. Rab designed the YKK front zipper to go up to your nose, so you can really seal out the weather when things get nasty. Plus, this whole insulated jacket stuffs into it's own chest pocket for easy storage when the clouds clear and the wind dies down a bit. The Xenon X Hooded Jacket is there when you need it, and you won't notice the weight when it's just chillin' in your pack.

  • 60g PrimaLoft One insulation
  • Helmet-compatible hood
  • Stuff into the chest pocket

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In the picture of the jacket, the black one is shown without a hood, and looks like a different jacket. Is this a mistake, or is the black version of the Xenon X actually different?

Best Answer Responded on

Hi Jack,
Sorry for the confusion- that's our bad on the picture! The Black variant is the same build that you see in the Ebony and the Ink, we'll get that all fixed up. Please do feel free to contact me with any further questions or concerns,

Is this an updated version of the original...

Is this an updated version of the original Xenon jacket, or is it a totally separate product?

Responded on

This is an update that builds on the original. It's slightly heavier and has a more durable face fabric.

4 5

Good Jacket; not what I needed

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I really like this jacket. I've read several favorable reviews, and I agree that for it's specified use, it's probably as good as it gets. However, I mainly use jackets for my daily winter walks, and this jacket was over-kill for me. It's a little too loose fitting, and believe it or not, a little too warm for what I needed. A small was too small, and a medium was too big, so I'm out of luck on this one. It's light weight, looks good, has a decent hood for someone who doesn't need to wear a helmet (fits close to the head to keep wind out). I returned this item and just received the North Face DNP Hoody. I haven't even had the time to "test" it around the house yet, but it's promising. I wish the Rab Xenon X had worked, but it's still a good jacket.

5 5

perhaps the best jacket ever!

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

This is my first Rab purchase to add into my rotation and I can not be happier. How can this jacket be so light, so warm, and so comfortable. I am blown away - I have been a die hard Patagoniac for 20+ year. Well, hello Rab! Please be aware Rab has a european cut, fits slim and true to size. btw - Backcountry rocks!!!

5 5

Quiver Killer

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

I bought this jacket after I had a MB UL Down wet-out on me on a snowshoe trip. I was looking for something that was light, packable, but would hold up to nasty winter weather. The Xenon X delivers in all these aspects as well as others. To start, the materials, cut, and construction are top notch... clean, comfortable finishes around the neck and wrists and excellent articulation in the arms and hood. The large size of the napoleon pocket was a pleasant surprise as you can stash goggles or a map in there. The jacket is warm for it's weight, but don't expect it to be a furnace as my other 80/100 gram jackets are definitely warmer. If you are looking to compare this jacket with others, I'd say it's like an Arcteryx Atom LT with insulation instead of stretchy side panels, more weather resistance, and a better hood. The fit is much more refined than the boxy Patagonia Nano series and the materials are higher quality. It's one of those jackets that you'll be reaching for 90% of the time. It certainly lives up to the hype that surrounded the original Xenon.

Update- I've now had many many days out with this jacket and it continues to be exceptional. What I've found is that the jacket provides much more protection that I was initially thinking. Several times I've been out in freezing or nasty near freezing conditions with heavy snow and wind and have grabbed this jacket. I had been fully expecting to get some protection form it and then have to add a hardshell, but I have never encountered conditions that threatened to overwhelm the jacket. This jacket is way more trustworthy than it's 14oz weight would suggest. I continue to love it.

5 5

Simple, light, warm and good looking!

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

I have had several light down and synthetic jackets. This is the best by far! Plus, it looks good! It has a slim cut which fits slim people better than the straighter cut of Patagonia or North Face. Great in wet conditions, packs compact, and warm for the weight. In one month of use climbing and skiing it has completely replaced all my other jackets.

OutdoorGearLab Review

Outdoor Gear Lab's Editors Choice Award.

Responded on

This video review is for the Xenon which is an older version of the Xenon X listed here for sale. I've read that the newer Xenon X is a couple of ounces heavier due to a different shell fabric.