Established in 1986 Trekitt is family owned and run. We have always been driven by our passion for wild places and mountains and have enjoyed sharing those experiences with our customers for over 30 years.

Trekitt provides top quality equipment and clothing for mountaineers, hill walkers, climbers and travellers and has grown over the years to cater for a wide range of outdoor activities. We hold large stocks of specialist clothing and equipment from the worlds best brands backed up by our award winning customer service.  We are more than a shop, we are a service for adventure, we fully understand that to get the most from your passion you need the best kit that is fit for purpose and suits you personally.  We offer expert boot and rucksack fitting services in our Hereford shop and are always happy to discuss your equipment needs, so just call us.

The Hereford shop is open Monday to Saturday from 09:00 - 17:30.

We are closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays because we value our free time and want to keep it that way.

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Rab Mens Electron Vest Ink

Rab Mens Electron Vest Ink

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Hugely practical and incredibly versatile, this midweight down vest has a super warm down insulation and a weather resistant outer fabric, providing reliable warmth in cold, dry conditions. 

Description

Season : 2019S

Code : QDN-58-IK

Weight : 0KG

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Rab's Electron down vest is a hugely versatile and practical insulated gilet that offers a brilliant combination of midweight and high performance. Perfectly suited to year round climbing and mountaineering or just everyday casual duties and thanks to the Pertex Endurance outer fabric and the Hydrophobic down filling it will keep on performing in damp and miserable conditions. 

Rab have filled the Electron vest with 120g of 800FP superior R.D.S Certified European Hydrophobic Goose Down. This high quality and sustainable insulation has a very impressive 800 fill power and is controlled with a stitch through construction throughout the jacket. The baffles are of variable sizes throughout the vest to fully optimise insulation by eliminating cold spots and to reduce bulk. The filling is protected by lightweight but tough Pertex Endurance fabric which offers protection from windblown snow and light rain without adding bulk. Despite the high water resistance of the face fabric the Electron vest is not totally waterproof, so always pack a shell if, and when, the weather turns really nasty.

Rab use Hydrophobic down in all their down products, basically each and every cluster of down is treated with Nikwax products to make them perform better in damp conditions. Although Hydrophobic down is not waterproof it dries much faster, absorbs less water and retains loft far better than untreated down.

YKK VISLON water resistant zips are used for both the main zip and the handwarmer pocket zips; whilst not completely waterproof these zips will keep out most of the water and will run freely even in freezing conditions. 

  • Pertex Endurance face fabric
  • Nylon ripstop inner fabric
  • 120g of 800 fill power Hydrophobic R.D.S Certified European Goose Down
  • Stitch-through midi baffles on torso
  • Stitch-through mini baffles on the sides
  • YKK VISLON front zip with insulated baffle
  • YKK VISLON zipped handwarmer pockets
  • YKK zipped internal security pocket
  • Elasticated stretch woven arm holes
  • Hem drawcord
  • Stuff sack
  • Regular fit
Care & Advice

How to wash your down products

Having spent years talking to people about down products, whether that’s a jacket, sleeping bag or even a pair of slippers, very few have had the confidence to go ahead and wash the product on their own, especially when they have just spent an arm and a leg on it. This small guide is here to explain that it’s not as daunting and utterly terrifying as it first appears.

Step one: Before you even get near that washing machine, wipe off any excess mud or dirt that may be lingering on the surface of the jacket, as this will clog up the washing machine, eventually rendering it useless.

We recommend the use of Nikwax Down Wash Direct for down products as it’s one hundred percent environmentally friendly and will wash and re-proof the garment without the use of bleach or any other nasty chemicals. What household washing agents can (and often do) is remove the water repellent coating on the fabric of the jacket, whilst also damaging the delicate array of feathers inside.

Step two: We’ll assume in this instance that you’ve been washing other products prior to your down jacket and have used a bleach based detergent. Therefore it’s a good idea to run the washing machine for half an hour or so without anything inside to rinse it clean before adding the Nikwax or putting the jacket in. Also, don’t forget to remove the detergent drawer to give it a wash inside, outside and behind, as detergent can clog up and still enter the washing machine if not cleaned out thoroughly. This ensures that any remnants of detergent are removed and that the Nikwax products will work effectively.

Step three: Set the washing machine to a cold wash (check the garments care label, most tend to be around 30°C) and as delicate as possible. Most washing machines have a “wool” cycle which is ideal.

Step four: If using Nikwax Down Wash Direct, place 100ml in either the tray or directly into the washing machine inside a small pot/ball. If you choose to use another washing product, place the appropriate amount in the machine in the same way.

Step five: Set the washing machine to run on a slow cycle, allowing plenty of time for the jacket to soak up the cleaning/re-proofing product. Most washing machines will have a pre-set time for different washing cycles.

When the cycle has finished be prepared for a shock, your precious bit of kit will come out looking like a soggy ball of material. But don’t worry, you haven’t ruined it, it’s just that all that fluffy down insulation has become water logged and has clumped together. The trick is to now get all that down nice and dry to reinstate its superb insulating properties. Simply hanging it up in a warm place will not work that well. It will take days to properly dry and you will have to constantly break up the clumps to get it thoroughly dry. The best way is to use a tumble dryer; either a domestic one for smaller items or a commercial drier for sleeping bags.

Step six: Pop the garment into the dryer and make sure to select a low heat; a high heat runs the risk of melting seams and fabrics within the garment. It sounds weird, but shove a few tennis balls into the drier with the garment; the tennis balls will bounce around and help to break up the clumps of down. Every 20 minutes, pull the jacket out of the dryer and lie the jacket down on a table. Run your hands over the jacket until you find a 'clump' or ball of down; tease apart this down clump and spread it evenly into the baffle. Once you're confident you've pulled apart every clump to the best of your ability, stick it back in for another 20 minutes. Keep repeating this until there are no more clumps left. 

Step seven: When the cycle has finished and you are sure that you have got the garment as dry as possible, hang it up in a warm dry place, an airing cupboard is ideal, for 24 hours. This drives out the last of any dampness and allows the down to loft fully. Take it out and give it a good shake and, hey presto, it’ll be as good as new.

 

Technical Information

Weight: 320g

Outer – Pertex Endurance 

  • HH: 1000mm
  • DWR: 80/20
  • Weight: 38g/m²
  • 20d/20d
  • Composition: 100% nylon

Inner – Ripstop Nylon

  • DWR: 80/20
  • CFM: 1.3
  • Weight: 38g/m²
  • 20d/20d
  • Composition: 100% nylon
Sizing Information
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Rab Men's Sizing Information

Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions.

  Chest Waist Arm Length
S 37 " 30 " 33 "
M 40 " 32 " 34 "
L 43 " 34 " 35 "
XL 46 " 36 " 36 "
XXL 48 " 38 " 36 "
  Chest Waist Arm Length
S 94 cm 76 cm 83 cm
M 102 cm 81 cm 86 cm
L 109 cm 86 cm 89 cm
XL 117 cm 91 cm 91 cm
XXL 122 cm 96 cm 91 cm

Slim Fit: Slim fitting, sitting close to the body, great for showing of your guns and pecks.

Regular Fit: Neither slim nor oversized. Regular-fitting garments that are bang in the middle. The middle is good.

Relaxed Fit: Drapes loosely on the body, baggy fit.

1Chest

Run the tape around the fullest part of your chest, the tape should be just below the arm pit and over the shoulder blades whilst horizontal to the floor.

2Waist

Measure around your natural waist as show in the diagram

3Inseam

Measure your inside leg from crotch to ankle blone keeping your leg straight: not as easy as it sounds, you could take a pair of trousers that you already own, that fit you well, and measure from the crotch to the bottom of the leg.

4Sleeve

This is a bit more tricky! Measure from the top of your spine (at the bottom of your neck) to your elbow and on the your wrist

5Arm

You should place the beginning of the measuring tape behind your shoulder, and feed it out following your arm making sure to pass both the elbow joint and the wrist, as pictured. You should take the measurement at the point where you would like the sleeve to end. This is usually just past your wrist.

Rab Men's Legwear

Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions.

  Regular leg (32")
S 30 "
M 32 "
L 34 "
XL 36 "
XXL 38 "
  Regular leg (32")
S 76 cm
M 81 cm
L 86 cm
XL 91 cm
XXL 97 cm

Slim Fit: Slim fitting, sitting close to the body, great for showing of your guns and pecks.

Regular Fit: Neither slim nor oversized. Regular-fitting garments that are bang in the middle. The middle is good.

Relaxed Fit: Drapes loosely on the body, baggy fit.

1Chest

Run the tape around the fullest part of your chest, the tape should be just below the arm pit and over the shoulder blades whilst horizontal to the floor.

2Waist

Measure around your natural waist as show in the diagram

3Inseam

Measure your inside leg from crotch to ankle blone keeping your leg straight: not as easy as it sounds, you could take a pair of trousers that you already own, that fit you well, and measure from the crotch to the bottom of the leg.

4Sleeve

This is a bit more tricky! Measure from the top of your spine (at the bottom of your neck) to your elbow and on the your wrist

5Arm

You should place the beginning of the measuring tape behind your shoulder, and feed it out following your arm making sure to pass both the elbow joint and the wrist, as pictured. You should take the measurement at the point where you would like the sleeve to end. This is usually just past your wrist.

Rab Men's Gloves

Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions.

  Circumference of hand Length of hand
S 7-7.5 " 6.5-7 "
M 8-8.5 " 7.5-8 "
L 9-9.5 " 8.5-9 "
XL 9.5-10 "+ 9-9.5 "
  Circumference of hand Length of hand
S 18-19 cm 16.5-18 cm
M 20-21.5 cm 19-20 cm
L 23-24 cm 21.5-23 cm
XL 24-25.5 cm+ 23-24 cm+
1Length of Hand

Measure from the wrist to the top of your middle finger.

2Circumference of hand

Measure around the fullest part of the hand around the knuckles and excluding the thumb.

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  • 5

    Rab Mens Electron Vest Ink ,  On

    Great quality (as always) from RAB Nice colour, stylish and super snugly for chilly weather :-) An excellent service from Trekitt too
    YES Jo would recommend this item
  • 5

    Rab Mens Electron Vest Ink ,  On

    Its a nice body warmer, well made and good quality. For me personally it was little expensive.. but I like good things. This was a present for my husband and I am pleased because he liked it too. I would recommend this product.
    YES Delia would recommend this item
  • 5

    Rab Mens Electron Vest Ink ,  On

    Great gilet can be worn under or over other clothing.excellent quality .Would highly recommend.
    YES Tony. would recommend this item
  • 5

    Rab Mens Electron Vest Ink ,  On

    This was my first purchase of Rab, wont be my last! I normally buy North face, The product is so well made with little bits like fleece lining in the pockets and stretch fabric under the arms on the body warmer that just shows it quality. For a thin down it sure does keep you warm! would highly recommend this. Oh cant miss out the flawless service I got from Trekitt, first purchase came quick with such a professional service, thank you.
    YES Colin McLean would recommend this item
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