Say no to lodge breaks.
Watching everyone else ski to their heart’s content as you have to continually stop in the lodge to warm up is heartbreaking. So this season, wear the Rab Men’s Valiance Jacket to avoid missing out on first tracks, fresh tracks, and last tracks.
A combination of the fully-sealed, waterproof outer layer and the hydrophobic 800-fill goose down packed into the box-wall baffles creates a tough defense against snow, rain, and wind. The insulated hood leaves room to be zipped up and over your helmet and a drawcord adjusts the hem for suitable protection in the ever-changing mountain conditions. And finally, every zipper contains its own leak-proof seal to make sure that you can stay out on the hill for as long as you want, no matter how hard the snow is coming down.
- An insulated jacket to help keep you out on the mountain
- Fully-taped waterproof outer defends against rain and snow
- High-quality hydrophobic down provides hefty insulation
- Insulated helmet zips up to fit over ski helmet
- Zippers feature leak protection
- Drawcord adjusts hem for extra powder protection
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- Q & A
Christmas Waterproof Win
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: L
- Height: 6'2"
- Weight: 190lbs
My husband had a really good waterproof jacket (HH) but it wasn't insulated. Wanted a down waterproof so he didn't have to wear 20 layers to keep warm. He has had it on since purchase. The other waterproof hasn't seen daylight. It's warm, toasty in fact, no leaks or water seepage on shoulders or zips, roomy, good pockets. Surprised other reviewer says it runs small, rogue size?
It's down, waterproof and amazingly warm
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: XL
- Height: 6'
- Weight: 200lbs
I wanted a light and packable, ultra-warm jacket for low-activity winter outings and after doing a lot of research decided on this jacket. Very few jackets offer down insulation and a fully waterproof outer while also being packable and this jacket caught my eye for that reason. I overheat quickly with higher levels of activity and love that I can pack this down and stuff it in my pack to have available for when things slow down or for when temperatures drop. Being able to stuff it down is also great for travel! How often can you pack a winter outer layer into a carry-on and still have room for anything else?
I went for the Rococco/Horizon color and love it. It's somewhere between red and burgundy depending on the lighting and the color isn't obnoxiously loud but still stands out from the usual blacks and navys.
In terms of performance, it has so far lived up to my expectations. With regards to warmth, with the hood up, fully zipped and draw cord cinched up it has easily kept my comfortable into the negatives (F), even without a hat. It has held up well to high winds on a trip to Chicago. I have also had no leaks in the waterproofing during downpours. I also like that it has a resilient outer. Many other packable options feel paper thin and I worry that the slightest brush against something rough will tear the fabric. Not the case with this piece.
A note on size:
I initially purchased a size L based on the sizing chart. A size L is also my usual go to size but I unfortunately hated the fit. I have broad shoulders and an average length torso and this jacket was tight under the arms and across my shoulders and barely extended to my belt line. I personally prefer my winter outer-layer to be a bit on the longer side and not fit like a down sweater. As for the shoulder and chest sizing, it wasn't what I expected and am used to for a size L. Too fitted in the shoulders and chest for a piece that I would want the option to layer with and very tight under the armpits which made it look quite awkward on me. I was pretty disappointed but because I was so excited about the features I decided to return it and purchased an XL instead. I am really happy I gave it another chance! I love the fit and love the jacket. Of note, I recently bought a Columbia outer-shell in size medium and it fits about the same as this does in XL. I would definitely recommend sizing up if you are tall and have wide shoulders and large chest.
-Appears as though it will be durable
-Packable with an included stuff-sack
-Runs small in the shoulders and under the armpits/chest in comparison to other N. American brands.
Great Features. Uncomfortable.
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: Large
- Height: 5'9"
- Weight: 215lbs
When I first came across this jacket, I was doing some research about the Rab Neutrino Endurance jacket. I saw this as a suggested review video on youtube and discovered that the shell fabric is seam sealed. This was very attractive to me since I only wear black clothing and usually down leakage is a huge issue for me. The down would fly out of the jacket and cling on to my black clothing and it would be very unsightly when I took the jacket off. I also loved that this jacket has a seamless down box baffle construction with hydrophobic 850 fill power goose down and that it packs into a waterproof sack. I ordered this jacket immediately after seeing the review. The jacket came promptly in two days. I try on the jacket and I instantly felt discomfort at the underarms. The armhole is way too high and the sleeves doesn't lay nicely when worn. I understand the fitting difficulties that come with raglan sleeves, but this was so uncomfortable that it was unacceptable. I will be returning this jacket. Not recommended for fit issues.
- Fast shipping
- Very warm. Hydrophobic high 850 fill power goose down
- Durable, waterproof seam sealed shell
- Seamless construction
- Waterproof pack
- Uncomfortable fit
- High armhole
- Runs slightly big