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Rab - Vapour-rise Lite Alpine Jacket tested

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Hans | Lund

20.01.2015

Best top I ever used for high intensity activity i

No one, I mean no one, runs or rides their mountain bike hotter and sweatier than I do (though many do it better and faster).
Out of the many proclaimed super garments I've tried, and they are many; I'm a functional wear geek, this one wins the comfort, breathability and versatility price hands down. I wear it as a base, middle or outer layer; preferably as a base directly on bare skin since no base layer I've tried can keep up with the moisture transfer rate of the jacket. That the unbelievable breathability comes at the cost of quite a bit of wind and rain resistance is very rarely a problem IRL, but if standing still on an exposed crest a hardshell worn on top is probably called for. Pack this jacket, a thin base layer and a super breathable hardshell (for me that 's a GoreTex Active with pit zips, believe me; they make sense even on a GT Active jacket), and you have an extremely flexible setup to challenge changing hostile weather.
This is the closest I've come to an active wear garment that actually deserves the "game changing" monicker. And no, I'm not on anyone's payroll for saying this.

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Sam | Schweinfurt

12.08.2014

Cool aber zu teuer

Wenn man so doof ist, kauft man einer Woche vor SSV...

Ich mag die Jacke, aber bei starke Regen sind die Schultern nicht wasserdicht.

Ein bisschen warm ist es aber schon - für Herbst und Schöne Wintertagen wird es gut in Einsatz kommen.

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Lightweight
Packed dimensions
Good cut
Disadvantages
Not waterproof
Preis/Leistung
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Question from Christoph | Bischofsheim
18.07.2015
Rucksacktauglichkeit

Hält die Jacke einen 8-10kg schweren Rucksack über mehrere Tage aus oder ist sie dafür weniger geeignet? Das Material erscheint mir auf den ersten Blick nicht unbedingt abriebfest...

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| Mülheim an der Ruhr

Einfach perfekt

Das Vapour-Rise -Material ist einfach klasse. Extrem leicht und dampfdurchlässig, gleichzeitig aber winddicht und warm genug, um es schon bei einem geringen Aktivitätslevel mit einem Fleece drunter selbst bei Temperaturen nur knapp über 0°C zu tragen.

Wem der relativ körpernahe Schnitt nicht gefällt, kann die Jacke ruhig eine Größe größer wählen. Während meine anderen, in L perfekt passenden Rab-Jacken in XL an mir wie Säcke aussahen, haut es mit der Vapour-Rise in XL prima hin. Sowohl bei der Weste als auch der Jacke.

  • Advantages
    Lightweight
    Breathable

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| Lund

100% have found the reviews
by Hans helpful

Best top I ever used for high intensity activity i

No one, I mean no one, runs or rides their mountain bike hotter and sweatier than I do (though many do it better and faster).
Out of the many proclaimed super garments I've tried, and they are many; I'm a functional wear geek, this one wins the comfort, breathability and versatility price hands down. I wear it as a base, middle or outer layer; preferably as a base directly on bare skin since no base layer I've tried can keep up with the moisture transfer rate of the jacket. That the unbelievable breathability comes at the cost of quite a bit of wind and rain resistance is very rarely a problem IRL, but if standing still on an exposed crest a hardshell worn on top is probably called for. Pack this jacket, a thin base layer and a super breathable hardshell (for me that 's a GoreTex Active with pit zips, believe me; they make sense even on a GT Active jacket), and you have an extremely flexible setup to challenge changing hostile weather.
This is the closest I've come to an active wear garment that actually deserves the "game changing" monicker. And no, I'm not on anyone's payroll for saying this.

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| Stuttgart

75% have found the reviews
by Martin helpful

Super Jacke

Top Alternative zu Softshell - nicht dehnfähig, aber sehr angenehm zu tragen und extrem leicht. Die Verarbeitungsqualität ist wie bei Rab üblich super. Hat Potential zum Lieblingsteil!

  • Advantages
    Robust
    Breathable
    Lightweight
    Good cut
    Windproof

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| Schweinfurt

34% have found the reviews
by Sam helpful

The thread was edited on 14.08.14

Cool aber zu teuer

Wenn man so doof ist, kauft man einer Woche vor SSV...

Ich mag die Jacke, aber bei starke Regen sind die Schultern nicht wasserdicht.

Ein bisschen warm ist es aber schon - für Herbst und Schöne Wintertagen wird es gut in Einsatz kommen.

  • Advantages
    Lightweight
    Packed dimensions
    Good cut
  • Disadvantages
    Not waterproof
    Preis/Leistung

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