A highly versatile, synthetic insulated jacket designed to be put on and left on all day. With intelligent insulation and controlled air permeable fabric, this jacket performs both as a warm midlayer in cold conditions or as an alpine outer layer.
Adaptable, warm, and versatile, the Xenair Jacket is a dual density synthetic insulated jacket that excels in mixed conditions and start stop activities. Featuring a highly breathable, weather resistant Pertex® Quantum Air outer and two weights of recycled PrimaLoft® Gold Active+ insulation, it has been engineered to hold warmth when you’re static and allow airflow as soon as output increases. Strategically body mapping the different densities of insulation the jacket efficiently balances body temperature and eliminates the need to constantly change layers.
Optimised for action, the Xenair Jacket has articulated sleeves and features a two-way YKK® VISLON® front zip for easy belaying and an insulated zip baffle with chin guard for comfort. The cuffs are elasticated for a seamless fit when wearing gloves and the hem is adjustable to personalise the fit. It has three YKK® concealed zip pockets; one on the chest and two front hand pockets, one of which doubles as a stuff sack.
This lightweight, multifunctional layer is the perfect outer jacket on light and fast hikes or as a hard working midlayer in winter conditions.
Rab's Xenair Insulated Jacket is Rab's attempt at making a do it all mid layer for cold environments that eliminates the need to constantly remove or add layers.
The new dual density insulation keeps you warm when you stop for a break or stop for a bite to eat, but then starts to breathe once you start moving again - this jacket is best used in cold environments due to being a relatively heavy insulation mid layer.
The collar provides a close fitting seal around your neck keeping out the cold air while the pockets are positioned to work with a hip belt - they could be higher so you can use more of the pocket while wearing a hipbelt in my opinion.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear