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Rab Men's Downpour Plus 2.0 Waterproof Breathable Jacket for Hiking, Trekking, & Climbing

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However temperamental and unpredictable the weather, the Downpour is ready to adapt and keep you covered. Constructed from Pertex Shield, a soft, 2.5-layer fabric with a recycled face fabric, and a fluorocarbon free DWR finish. As previously mentioned, the hood is non-helmet compatible but has adjustment points in the front and rear, allowing you to tailor it closely to your bonce when it’s blowing a hoolie. The flexible polymer peak works in tandem with this, keeping the wind and rain out of your face. REI XeroDry GTX: Name brand GoreTex weather protection for even less money. Performance benefits pending testing. Read our full test and review… Mountain Hardwear Stretch Ozonic: Even lighter, more breathable, and comfortable, albeit at a premium price. Read our full test and review…

The Rab Downpour Plus series is a lower cost, low-weight series of waterproofs, and I’ve recently had the chance to test a full set in realistic conditions. Here’s my thoughts:The regular cut of the Downpour worked well for a wide variety of tasks. It wasn’t so trim as to limit layering, but wasn’t so baggy that it limited mobility. Then there are the perks in the details: a brushed tricot chin guard to soothe those that sport stubble, and an articulated fabric cut in the arms that prevents the hem from rising when reaching overhead. An essential mountain focused feature set with updated styling make this a classic waterproof for a technically savvy mountain hiker. Waterproofing is provided by Pertex Shield 2.5 Layer with a recycled face with a fluorocarbon free DWR. By the end of our testing, we felt the Rab Downpour Plus 2.0 would be an excellent value for some, and not so great for others. If after receipt of your claim form the product needs to be returned to us, we will provide a pre-paid return label or arrange collection for larger / heavier items, customer services will let you know how to proceed. The Downpour’s Pertex membrane and waterproof zippers hold their own, but the face fabric wets out faster than most.

Timescale to deal with your claim - for technical faults or repairs we use the services of the original manufacturer or nominated agent for inspection, testing and high quality guaranteed repairs. Please allow a reasonable timescale for completion of this process, customer services can advise further as this does vary between products.Initially, it didn’t look like we were going to get a chance to test our waterproofs – with Dartmoor showing nothing but sunny skies for the first two days of our trip. The hood is refined, features a three-way buried toggle adjustment system, flexible brim, and is helmet compatible with a hood roll tab for storing. It easily fit over a mountain bike helmet in recent testing, and we were able to efficiently store it away on the ride down to avoid excessive flapping. Sustainability & Durability Perfect lightweight and waterproof protection layer to carry with you in case of unexpected rain showers. Compared to other waterproof membranes we’ve tested, Pertex Shield has consistently earned high marks, sporting a 20,000mm/24 hours waterproof rating. This metric places the membrane near the top of the heap in terms of its ability to keep rain from penetrating the fabric, and the Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish helps to keep it that way.

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