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Rab Mens Original Pile Jacket Black

Rab Mens Original Pile Jacket Black

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Rab Mens Original Pile Jacket Black

This is one of those classic designs that refuses to roll over and die when faced with an onslaught of lighter, more technical opposition. The appeal of the Original Pile jacket is that it is just simple, reliable and gloriously comfortable.

Description

Season : 2019W

Code : QFC-24-BL-

Weight : 0KG

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The Rab Original Pile Jacket is warm, simple, reliable and tough as old boots. It features a Berber Pile fleece to provide enough warmth for even the coldest of winter days whilst still maintaining the classic look that has been around for years. The main difference between the Original Pile and a standard fleece however lies in the lining of the Original Pile, as it contains a windproof Pertex lining, allowing you to wear it next to a tee shirt without feeling the windchill.

Changes for this season include a revised fit, a name change (this used to be a Double Pile), a logo change and a range of new colours. 

This may not be the lightest fleece in the world and it may be a bit bulky, but when you just want to chuck on a toasty warm and reassuringly weighty fleece the Original Pile Jacket takes some beating.

  • Berber pile fabric
  • YKK front zip
  • YKK zipped hand warmer pockets
  • YKK zipped internal security pocket
  • Double layer of pile in back
  • Wind resistant drop liner in front and arms
  • Hem draw cord
  • Regular fit 
Pro Opinion

Introduction

Having spent copious amounts of time in 50°C heat, I just don't like the cold at all. Lately I’ve been very brave and have been using the Original Pile on frosty mornings with just a t-shirt on underneath in an effort to put the windproof lining to the test; spoiler, it did not disappoint. No draughts! Warm and snug.

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What is it made from?

Having a traditional looking fleece with a windproof lining makes for a very comfortable, effective jacket which works brilliantly at capturing your body heat and keeping it with you, even if it gets breezy. The fact that the lining is recycled is a nice touch too. When not moving, the fleece kept me warm, the lining was nice and smooth and it slid nicely over additional layers on particularly cold days. Coming in at approximately 800g, it’s by no means lightweight, but reassuringly weighty.

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Favourite features?

Having the double pile collar was a great addition and made it extra snug around my neck; this along with the cinch cords on the collar and hem kept the heat from escaping. Both of these cords are easy to adjust with thick gloves on too. Another useful feature was the 'matrix' storm flap for further protection along the main zip. The pockets are roomy enough for gloves, hats or even a small flask, and the fleece on the cuffs feels great against the back of your hands. Lastly, the zips made by YKK feel durable enough to last years of use, are easy to use with cold hands and the chinguard flap kept my whiskers out of the zip.

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How does it fit?

The fit of the jacket is fairly generous, has nice long sleeves, can fit layers underneath on really cold days and even if you're a little rotund, like me, fits really well. For reference, I’m 6ft tall, 44” chest, 35” waist and wear a size large.

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What could be improved?

The only aspect of the Original Pile that left me wanting more was the height of the collar. Personally I would prefer it if it was higher so you could hunker down into it more, further enhancing its sense of warmth and cosiness. Other than that, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’

Verdict

I really enjoyed using it for general life; the blend of windproofing and fleeciness is an awesome combination that means even when the weather picks up, your heat isn’t instantly sapped away.

    

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Technical Information

Weight: 807g

Fabric: Berber Pile

Windproof lining: Pertex Recycled Polyester

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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The product I bought was competitively priced. The video demonstration of the product assisted me in my decision to purchase the item and was very informative, as it showed all of the features and the fit. I chose "click and collect" which was an efficient and quick process. I would definitely shop here again.

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