Simple, light, warm.
Coming in at less than a pound, the Rab Xenon X Hooded Insulated Jacket features ultralight yet warm PrimaLoft Gold insulation, a packable design, and a helmet-compatible hood to give you the extra protection you need for alpine excursions. PrimaLoft Gold is comparable to down in terms of warmth and weight, but unlike down, it won't lose its insulating properties at the first sign of moisture. Pertex Quantum is light, yet durable to withstand frequent brushes with rocks, and the slim makes it easy to layer this piece under a technical shell in winter.
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 its 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.
- Packable jacket for fast-and-light pursuits
- Light, durable, and water-resistant fabric
- PrimaLoft Gold for high warmth-to-weight ratio
- Slim fit allows for easy layering
- Stuffs into own chest pocket
- Hood fits over or under helmet
- Elastic cuffs and drawcord hem seal out weather
- Item #RAB00C8
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Size Bought: Medium
I have lightly used the jacket so far and it seems very warm and packs down small. I did extensive research before this purchase and it seems to be all it's cracked up to be. I want to note that the color ebony looks more like dark blue. I asked several people what color it looked like to them and they all said navy blue. I always wear medium shirts and that's what size I bought. It's a nice slim fit. I wouldn't be able to wear too much underneath it.