The Votive Jacket is an essential softshell for active alpine and mountain adventures. Rab's lightweight and hardwearing Matrix softshell has wind resistance and good breathability along with 2-way active stretch.
The Votive Jacket is optimised for ski mountaineering and active mountain pursuits, giving moderate warmth, weather protection and excellent freedom of movement.
Made with a lightweight and hard wearing Matrix™ softshell the Votive Jacket combines wind resistance and breathability. Articulated pre-curved sleeves are designed for active use, while two-way stretch nylon ensures freedom of movement. With taped seams for low bulk and comfort, the Votive is supple and highly durable. Pit zips aid ventilation during high output activity, while anti-snag hook and loop cuff adjustments ensure a good fit. Technical features include a helmet-compatible hood with wire peak and roll-away tab. A two-way opening front zip is ideal for belaying, with baffle and roll over chin guard for added comfort. Two zipped A-line hand pockets are easily accessible when wearing a harness.
With a zipped chest pocket and a zipped internal security pocket to keep the essentials safe, the Votive Jacket is an ideal softshell for active alpine and mountain adventures such as ski mountaineering or winter climbing.
Rab's Votive Softshell Jacket is an extremely stretchy classic alpine softshell. Unlick alot of softshell jackets the inner feels soft and smooth against your skin and the taped construction means it has less bulky seams which is more comfortable when layering. The Matrix 2L bonded fabric is not waterproof but it is highly water and wind resistant which is ideal for a mountaineering piece.
Overall lightweight, stretchy, hardwearing and highly weather resistant, everything you need from an active mountain piece.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear