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The Cirrus Alpine is a synthetically insulated jacket featuring Rab's new brilliant recycled Cirrus HL insulation and recycled outer fabric. This makes it perfect for virtually any outdoor activity, from mountaineering to dog walking.
The Cirrus Alpine is a synthetically insulated jacket featuring Rab's new brilliant recycled Cirrus HL insulation and recycled outer fabric. This makes it perfect for virtually any outdoor activity, from mountaineering to dog walking.
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Rab Mens Cirrus Alpine Jacket Black

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Rab Mens Cirrus Alpine Jacket Black Information

Season : 2020W C OFFER

Brand : Rab

Code : QIO-59-BL

What is the Cirrus Alpine?

The Cirrus Alpine should be in every outdoor enthusiast's kit cupboard. The combination of a fully recycled Cirrus HL insulation and recycled Pertex Quantum outer fabric makes it perfect for virtually any outdoor activity, from winter mountaineering to dog walking. In our wet, windy and unpredictable climate, the Cirrus Alpine just makes sense. 

What is it made of?

Insulation: Starting with what gives the Cirrus its warmth, Rab use their completely synthetic and fully recycled Cirrus HL (high loft) insulation to ensure warmth in almost all conditions. Down is still the lightest and warmest insulation available, however, it can't deal with wet conditions, rendering it almost useless if the heavens open and you're stuck without a shell. The Cirrus Alpine, on the other hand, will retain around 90% of its warmth, even when soaking wet, making it a far more versatile option for those who are after a do-it-all jacket for cold, damp conditions. This latest variant of Cirrus feels more like down than ever before; it lofts similarly and has that 'light and fluffy' feel. As well as this, it's fully recycled, so not only are you getting a fantastic jacket but one with environmental credentials to match. 

Fabrics: Surrounding the insulation is a fully recycled Pertex Quantum outer fabric. Quantum packs down to a fraction of its original size, weighs very little and features a durable water repellent coating to provide weather protection if you get caught in the rain without a shell. Inside, a similar fabric is used but in a lighter, softer, more pliable variant. 

What are the features?

Starting at the top, Rab equip the Cirrus Alpine with a snug-fitting under-helmet hood, offering increased warmth when stationary. Two hand pockets and one internal pocket store all your usual bits and bobs, while lightweight stretchy cuffs and an adjustable hem allow you to trap extra warmth or conversely ventilate if you get a bit toasty. Lastly, an included stuffsack keeps the Cirrus compact when travelling. 

How does it fit?

It features a very similar fit to Rab's legendary Microlight Alpine jacket. It's an average fit in the body with enough room in the shoulders and back to stay put while reaching above your head. Length is also about average, suiting 99% of users. 

Where does it fit in the layering system?

We'd use this primarily as an outer layer in most conditions unless in a torrential downpour, in which case you'd be absolutely fine sticking a shell over the top and wearing it as a midlayer. 

  • Recycled Cirrus HL insulation
  • Recycled inner and outer fabrics
  • Two hand pockets
  • One internal pocket
  • Under-helmet hood
  • Water and wind-resistant (not waterproof)
  • Regular fit
  • Included stuffsack

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: 516g

Main Fabric: Recycled 30D nylon Pertex Quantum, 50g/m², with DWR

Lining: Recycled 20D nylon, 41g/m²

Insulation: New Cirrus HL 100% recycled synthetic insulation (233g / 8.2oz Size L)

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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