Why carry three layers when you can wear one? With its new Vapour-Rise™ system, our Women’s VR Alpine Light Jacket provides all the thermal regulation, moisture management and weather protection the alpine adventurer needs.
As part of our highly technical Ascent range, the Women’s VR Alpine Light Jacket comes with a double-ended YKK VISLON® front zip for easy belaying, plus a lightweight elasticated hood with windproof peak. It also features large venting chest pockets for extra airflow, as well as elasticated cuffs and an adjustable hem for a tailored fit. But the real key to its mountain credentials lies in our re-engineered Vapour-Rise™ system. Built on the back of two years’ research and development alongside Leeds University and the Association of Mountaineering Instructors, it uses brushed polyester and mesh linings to wick moisture away from high-sweat zones. The breathable Pertex® Quantum Air shell then controls the dispersal of that moisture, keeping you dry during arduous ascents and warm when you need to rest.
As practical for skiing as it is for hiking, scrambling and mountaineering, the Women’s VR Alpine Light Jacket is the definitive multi-sport mountain softshell.
The Rab Vapour-Rise™ system provides superior levels of comfort and protection in softshell garments. Vapour-Rise™ balances wicking, warmth, and wind resistance to maintain a comfortable micro-climate within the garment suitable for a wide range of activity levels and weather conditions. It is best worn either next to skin, or more commonly over a wicking base layer. A micro-pile inner effectively wicks moisture away from the skin, and a Pertex® Equilibrium outer draws this moisture to the outside of the fabric where it dries quickly. The outer is also wind resistant and the DWR finish sheds rain and snow.
· Lightweight elasticated hood for protection
· Body mapped fast-wicking lining for comfort
· Wind resistant and highly breathable Pertex Quantum Air shell fabric
· YKK® oversize chest pockets provide storage and venting
· YKK vislon double ended full length front zip
· Lightweight elasticated cuffs and adjustable hem
Main Fabric: Pertex Quantum Air, 37g/m², with DWR. Air Perm; 10-15cfm
Composition: 100% polyamide outer with 100% polyester lining (55% recycled) and 100% polyester mesh
Lining: VR Wicking (102g/m²), with VR Airflow (75g/m²)