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Rab Womens Electron Jacket Atlantis/Seaglass

Rab Womens Electron Jacket Atlantis/Seaglass

£183.75 £250.00
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Other colours available:
Rab Womens Electron Jacket Graphene
Rab Womens Electron Jacket Rococco
Rab Womens Electron Jacket Atlantis/Seaglass
Rab Womens Electron Jacket Celestial/Blueprint

This midweight technical down jacket features a water resistant shell and Rab's own high quality Hydrophobic down for reliable performance in cold and damp conditions. Clever use of variable baffle sizes optimise insulation.

Description

Season : 2019S OFFER

Code : QDN-54-AT-

Weight : 0KG

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Rab's Electron down jacket offers the serious end user a brilliant combination of midweight and high performance. This versatile jacket is perfectly suited to year round climbing and mountaineering and thanks to the Pertex Endurance outer fabric and the Hydrophobic down filling it will keep on performing in damp and miserable conditions. The minimal design keeps the weight and pack size to sensible levels and the Electron has enough features to make it practical and useable as an everyday cold weather jacket. As with all of Rab's women's products the fit and shape of the Electron Jacket is absolutely spot on with a flattering and comfortable design.

Rab have filled the Electron with 170g 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 jacket to fully optimise insulation by eliminating cold spots and this also helps 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 Jacket 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 jackets, 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. The hood, as with all Rab products, just works really well, it features a reinforced peak and has full helmet compatibility. Another really nice feature of this jacket is the soft woven and stretchy cuffs that seal closely around your wrist without being restrictive or uncomfortable.

  • Pertex Endurance outer fabric
  • Nylon ripstop inner fabric
  • 170g of 800 fill power Hydrophobic R.D.S Certified European Goose Down
  • Stitch-through midi baffles on torso hood and back
  • Stitch-through mini baffles on the sides and arms
  • Helmet compatible hood with wired peak
  • YKK flat Vislon front zip with insulated baffle
  • YKK flat Vislon zipped handwarmer pockets
  • YKK zipped internal security pocket
  • Elasticated stretch woven cuffs
  • Hem drawcord
  • Stuff sack
  • Regular fit

 

Pro Opinion

Introduction

The Rab Electron has quickly become the jacket I daren’t leave the house without. A midweight, breathable and versatile jacket that is packable and weather resistant, it manages to be impressive in its specification but also casual enough where I do not look out of place wandering round town or going for a casual stroll that ends with a quick visit to the pub.

A jacket that is suited to year-round use (depending on where in the world you are – and what you are doing!), it manages to protect you from the elements with its robust nature without crossing into the cumbersome or clumsy bracket.

It is probably worth noting I am someone who feels the cold easily, and have been spotted (and ridiculed) for wearing this jacket indoors with the radiators set to a toasty 22°C.

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What is it made from?

The jacket has a Pertex Quantum Pro outer which is a tightly woven light and soft fabric that allows insulation to fully loft - which is also windproof. The ‘Pro’ element adds a lightweight PU coating to the fabric which is incredibly water resistant – it may not be waterproof but it certainly stands it’s ground when you’re running with your tail between your legs to get out of a shower!

It has a Nylon Ripstop inner which aids with durability and which is smooth when layering the jacket on top of midlayers/fleeces on particularly chilly days.

The Electron contains 170G of 800FP ethical, responsibly sourced down from the European Union which has been treated with a Nikwax hydrophobic solution, which is added to each cluster before being added to the jacket. This aids the down to not absorb as much moisture as it would untreated, to loft and preform better when damp and to dry quicker if/when this happens.

The down fills a mixture of mini and midi baffles which has stitch through construction which really help with breathability. The baffles are strategically placed with larger baffles covering the torso, back and hood and the mini baffles being used on the sides and the arms. These means there is maximum insulation in the areas you really need it and smaller baffles in less temperature affected areas, which help this jacket be as effective as it is for its weight (470g).

The construction of this jacket has made it incredibly versatile and has meant I have been able to use it in the evenings just over a base layer when hiking in rural Japan in late October and now over many layers when out and about in the nippy British countryside.

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Favourite features?

The Electron has a few features which I have really fallen in love with, and one of them is something incredibly simple and also a little strange to pick as a favourite – the cuffs!

The cuff material is incredibly soft and cuts away from the baffle in a smooth and subtle design which then holds close to the wrist without being uncomfortable or awkward. I had never really noticed how comfortable (or uncomfortable as it turns out) cuffs were until I used this jacket which was so comfortable it has me now being incredibly picky and potentially slightly unreasonable about cuffs on other pieces of clothing. They have an elasticity which makes them work well when wearing gloves and manages to accommodate the extra bulk while still being able to return and retain its original size so you are not left with baggy wrists after using with a hefty set of gloves.

The hood is also a great feature, there are toggle features to bring it in close, but is also helmet compatible. It is comfortable and warm; it’s snugness supported by the fact that over the top of the main zip, there is a 14cm length of very soft material – no uncomfortably cold chin or lips sticking to cold metal here! Another small detail but one which really adds to the comfort and general cosy feel of the jacket.

The pockets are a great size, roomy to the point of being able to stuff large gloves in one, a small bottle in the other. They are relatively high on the jacket meaning there is great potential for this to be a good choice when belaying as will work fine with a harness. I am yet to take it climbing, however I know with its helmet compatibility, warmth and comfort, it is going to be an excellent fit for the job.

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How does it fit?

Rab describe the jacket as a ‘regular fit’ however, I would describe this as more of a relaxed slim fit. It’s not Alpine by any means, but, as a woman with wide hips I definitely felt it fit on the snug side.

For reference I am just under 5’10 and fit a size 12-14 on bottom and a 10-12 on top (‘pear’ shape) depending on what brands I go for. I usually find Rab to be fairly true to size and found the 12 worked well with fitting in the hips and not leaving too much dead space around the chest area (an issue I have often with insulated pieces). Due to the closer fit I have found the jacket not to be very forgiving after the Christmas festivities!

The length is fantastic, as stated, I am a fairly tall woman and can struggle with jacket body and arm lengths, yet this jacket has ticked this box superbly.

The Electron manages to fit well and comfortably regardless of the layers I am wearing, having a drawstring in the hem to draw it in if only wearing a base layer and wanting to keep that chill from creeping up my back. It manages never to feel bulky or incommodious; a jacket which has genuinely been a pleasure to wear over the last 3 months.

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What could be improved?

The pockets may be large and well placed, but I have found their actual shape to be awkward and a little uncomfortable. They seem to taper to a very small angular point meaning your hands have to fit finlike when in the pockets. I felt this was such a shame as the insulation is fantastic, so the pockets keep your hands warm without the need for gloves, however, because of their (in my opinion) odd shape, I have used them mainly for storage and relied on wearing gloves for warmth when out and about instead.

The only other thing would be the listing of the fit as regular. As mentioned, I felt the jacket was slimmer fitting then a standard ‘regular fit’. In general, I actually found the fit very comfortable, so it is definitely more the terminology rather than the actual shape of the jacket.

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Verdict

The Electron has become the jacket I am never seen without. It’s versatile, breathable and most of all comfortable, with tech specs that demand respect. There may be a niggly thing or two but at the end of the day it really is a people pleaser of a jacket which works hard while remaining relaxed and understated. Definitely a cosy thumbs up from me!

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: 470g

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 Women's Sizing Information

Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions.

  Chest Waist Arm Length Hips
UK 8 33 " 26 " 27 " 35 "
UK 10 35 " 27 " 27 " 37 "
UK 12 37 " 29 " 28 " 39 "
UK 14 39 " 31 " 29 " 41 "
UK 16 41 " 33 " 30 " 43 "
  Chest Waist Arm Length Hips
UK 8 84 cm 66 cm 70 cm 89 cm
UK 10 89 cm 69 cm 70 cm 94 cm
UK 12 94 cm 74 cm 72 cm 99 cm
UK 14 99 cm 79 cm 74 cm 104 cm
UK 16 104 cm 84 cm 76 cm 109 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.

1Bust

Measure around the fullest part of the bust and across the shoulder blades of your back. When measuring the bust for women's underwear and swimwear, follow the bra measuring guidelines.

2Waist

Measure at the natural waistline, just above the hip bone.

3Hips

Measure around the fullest part of your hips. As a guideline this is often 20cm below your natural waistline.

4Inside leg

Measure from the top of the inside leg to the floor.

5Sleeve

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

6Arm

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 Woman Legwear

Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions.

  Waist Hips
UK 8 26 " 35 "
UK 10 27 " 37 "
UK 12 29 " 39 "
UK 14 31 " 41 "
UK 16 33 " 43 "
  Waist Hips
UK 8 66 cm 89 cm
UK 10 69 cm 94 cm
UK 12 74 cm 99 cm
UK 14 79 cm 104 cm
UK 16 84 cm 109 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.

1Bust

Measure around the fullest part of the bust and across the shoulder blades of your back. When measuring the bust for women's underwear and swimwear, follow the bra measuring guidelines.

2Waist

Measure at the natural waistline, just above the hip bone.

3Hips

Measure around the fullest part of your hips. As a guideline this is often 20cm below your natural waistline.

4Inside leg

Measure from the top of the inside leg to the floor.

5Sleeve

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

6Arm

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 Women's Gloves

Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions.

  Circumference of hand Length of hand
S 6.5-7 " 5-6.5 "
M 7.5-8 " 7-7.5 "
L 8 "+ 7.5-8 "
  Circumference of hand Length of hand
S 16.5-18 cm 12.5-16.5 cm
M 19-20 cm 18-19 cm
L 20 cm+ 19-20 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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