Thursday, January 15, 2015

SS15 Sneak Preview #1: Rab Men's Flashpoint Jacket

Crikey, where's the time gone? It's been yonks since our last post, and yonks and yonks since our last Sneak Preview! So, with Christmas out of the way, New Years done and dusted, it's time to sink our teeth into some new exciting gear. 'New' and 'exciting' being the operative words for this new jacket we're about to check out...

Brand spanking new for Spring/Summer 2015, we have the Rab Men's Flashpoint Jacket. A splendidly super-light-weight shell jacket, the Flashpoint utilizes a unique and exclusive technology, 'Flashpoint'. It could quite possibly be the lightest 3 layer fabric on the market and enables the ultimate balance of performance, weight and protection. We can't wait to try it!

The jacket itself has minimal seams and micro seam tape, cutting down on weight and any possible abrasion or chafing points. It comes with a helmet compatible hood with a lightweight flexible peak for extra protection against the elements. Like the majority of jackets these days, the Flashpoint features a YKK vislon aquaguard front zip, along with a YKK water resistant zipped napoleon chest pocket, always a handy feature for stuffing away maps and other documents.

Adjustment wise the Flashpoint features micro velcro cuffs and a half hem drawcord. You also get a lightweight stuff sack in the deal too. Like a lot of Rab's gear, the fit is slightly slimmer, harking towards a more active user, so I may be having to run off the remainder of those mince pies if I fancy purchasing one myself.

The Rab Men's Flashpoint Jacket RRP's at £200 and will be coming in two colours; 'Zinc' and a brighter 'Kol' as shown in the photo's.

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