This jacket is not for the fainthearted. It is built to perform in the most extreme winter conditions with 450g of 800 Fill Power hydrophobic goose down and a waterproof Pertex Shield outer. It beats the wind, rain and cold so you're going to have to find some serious conditions to test this to the maximum. It is really comfortable, feels really durable and has loads of practical features like great pockets and glove friendly zips.
Rab says: Bonded box-wall construction down-filled jacket with fully waterproof Pertex® Shield outer. A very warm and protective jacket for use in extreme cold conditions.
From the rugged ranges of Alaska to the vast expanses of Antarctica, the Batura Jacket is designed for expedition use in high altitude and polar environments.
Made to withstand the most extreme of conditions this specialist down jacket has been redesigned, shaving nearly 200g off its weight without compromising warmth or protection. Waterproof and exceptionally durable, the Batura represents the pinnacle of our knowledge and experience in down.
Filled with the highest quality 800 fill power hydrophobic down to provide ultimate warmth, the fully waterproof Pertex Shield outer has been designed to ensure you are completely protected in the harshest of environments.
Rab's Batura Down Jacket feels huge, warm and protective as soon as you put it on. This is an update on an old version which sees 220g shaved off the weight while updating the materials used to ensure better performance under extreme conditions. This is not a light weight jacket in any sense as it is designed to keep you comfortable in exceptionally cold in harsh weather.
With a huge 450g of 800Fill Power Goose Down in bonded narrow box-wall construction that has been treated with Nikwax technology to make it hydrophobic you instantly feel warm. If you're going to be wearing this on a cool day out walking or around town this jacket will be too much and you will overheat quickly. If you are out in freezing temperatures, bitterly cold winds or driving snow this jacket will be amazing. Added to the warmth is the Pertex Shield waterproof outer with fully taped seems, a 2-way zip with double storm flap and insulated zip baffle and you can see that the weather will not be getting in.
In a practical sense, the jacket has two large chest pockets and two large hand pockets with huge, glove friendly, easy to use zips. It also has two massive elasticated mesh pockets internally and comes with a stuff sack with a roll top for storing in your pack. The hood has a wired peak and is fully adjustable along with the hem and cuffs. The jacket is a large fit as you would be wearing several layers underneath if you were out in such cold, harsh conditions. This is genuinely the warmest, most protective and most impressive jacket I've worn and I'm confident it would stand up to the worst the winter can throw at it.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear
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