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Rab Womens Electron Jacket Ruby

Rab Womens Electron Jacket Ruby

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Rab Womens Electron Jacket Graphene
Rab Womens Electron Jacket Atlantis/Seaglass
Rab Womens Electron Jacket Celestial/Blueprint
Rab Womens Electron Jacket Ruby

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 : 2019W

Code : QDN-54-RU

Weight : 0KG

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What is it?

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 Quantum Pro 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.

What is it made of?

Insulation: 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. 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.

Fabrics: The outer fabric used is the ever reliable Pertex Quantum Pro fabric to give this brilliant jacket superb weather resistance and durability. This lightweight rip-stop fabric is made from a tightly woven nylon and has an ultra-thin Polyurethane water-resistant coating on the back to provide increased weather resistance. 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.
 
What are the features?

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.

How does it fit?

As an insulating layer, it is designed to be a close, snug fit, yet features enough room to layer up underneath on the particularly chilly days. The rear of the jacket features a slightly dropped hem and the jacket has a flattering, tapered waist. The Electron uses Rab's 'Regular Fit' so this means you'll have a bit of wiggle room, so it'll easily fit an extra layer or two on underneith. 

Where does it fit in the layering system?

The Electron is a midweight, breathable and packable down jacket. Use it as an appropriate insulating layer depending on your activity level and the weather conditions. It works perfectly well as a standalone jacket on those crisp, dry, freezing days or as a cosy casual jacket. Layering is not a precise science and there is no one perfect system that will suit every person, situation or the weather conditions. Some of us feel the cold, others, like me, get hot very quickly, but for more advice on using layers please check out this video.

  • Pertex Quantum Pro 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

 

Care & Advice

How Should Your Insulated Jacket Fit?

Insulated jackets are pedantic little things. Too tight and you'll compress the insulation and limit the warmth capabilities of your brand new jacket, too loose and you'll spend hours warming up the dead space inside the jacket. Getting the correct fit isn't just about aesthetics, it will determine how warm you are. 

The Incorrect Fit

Too loose: A jacket which is too loose will keep you relatively warm, however it will take far longer to do so and will waste large amounts of your precious energy. An insulated jacket works by trapping the natural heat that your body gives off in the fibres of the insulation; this creates a micro-climate inside your jacket, keeping you warm and toasty. If your jacket is too loose, heat will be able to escape through the hem, the sleeves and the neck of the jacket; it's a little like sticking the heating on in your car with the windows cracked open - it will heat up, just incredibly slowly.   

Too tight: A jacket which is too tight is arguably worse than one that is too loose. If your jacket is far too tight, the baffles can compress to a point where the insulation can't loft effectively, limiting the amount of warmth it can trap. Essentially, it won't work! 

The Correct Fit
It's a tricky one to explain, but it's somewhere in the middle. You've first got to consider how many layers you'll tend to wear underneath; will you have just a t-shirt then the jacket, or possibly a baselayer, midlayer and then the jacket? When you've figured out your layers and you've popped your insulated jacket over the top, you shouldn't have any dead space inside. The cuffs and hem should be comfortably sealed around your waist and wrists with room to move. You should be able to lift an arm up above your head without the hem of the jacket lifting more than an inch or so, and the sleeves should be long enough that when carrying out the same motion, they aren't mid-way up your forearm. Your shoulders and chest area should have enough room so that your hands can touch behind your back without feeling restricted. 

Additional Information
Lastly, consider which activites you'll primarily be carrying out while wearing the jacket. Are you primarily using it as a winter climbing piece, or an everyday/dog walking jacket? You'll find that technical climbing jackets tend to feature a shorter cut, while urban and casual jackets feature a longer cut to offer additional warmth with less mobility.

To see examples of what a badly fitting and correctly fitting jacket looks like, click here.

Technical Information

Weight: 470g

Outer – Pertex Quantum Pro

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

Inner – Pertex Quantum

  • 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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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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