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The Photon Pro shines when faced with cold, wet mountainous conditions. It offers high amounts of hassle-free warmth with a brilliant fit, a useful selection of pockets and a fully recycled Stratus insulation. 
The Photon Pro shines when faced with cold, wet mountainous conditions. It offers high amounts of hassle-free warmth with a brilliant fit, a useful selection of pockets and a fully recycled Stratus insulation. 
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Rab Mens Photon Pro Jacket Black

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Rab Mens Photon Pro Jacket Black Information

Season : 2021S C

Brand : Rab

Code : QIO-46-BL

What is the Photon Pro?

The Photon Pro is synthetically insulated jacket designed to be used during cold, wet mountainous activities. It offers bucket loads of warmth without the hassle thanks to a fully recycled Stratus insulation. 

What is it made of?

Insulation: Starting with the stuff that keeps you warm, Rab place their very own Stratus synthetic insulation inside the Photon in different quantities depending on where you need the most warmth. For example, the body features 140g/m2, while the sides get 80g/m2 and the hood and arms get 100g/m2. This ensures the weight it kept to a minimum, yet warmth isn't sacrificed. To top it off, this insulation is made from recycled polyester, so you're doing your bit for the environment as well.

Outer fabric: Protecting you and the insulation is a durable Atmos Pro 20D ripstop nylon with a durable water repellent coating. This fabric is fully windproof, highly water resistant and tough enough to deal with years of regular use. Despite its protective credentials, it only weighs 39g/m2, so it makes up very little of the jacket's overall weight.

What are the features?

Rab have always produced brilliant hoods, and the Photon follows that trend. A fully adjustable, helmet compatible hood with a wired peak boosts warmth when stationary and is ideal for belaying and lunch stops. Concealed hood adjusters allow you to adjust the volume and don't slap you in the face when undone, while a two-way front zip allows you to layer the Photon over a climbing harness or simply answer the call of nature. Other useful features include two large chest pockets, two hand warmer pockets, zip toggles which can be adjusted easily even with bulky gloves, two internal dump pockets, an insulated baffle in the neck to reduce heat loss, part-elasticated cuffs with velcro adjustment, a hem drawcord and lastly an included stuffsack. 

How does it fit?

It features Rab's 'regular' fit, meaning there's plenty of room if you want to stick it over additional layers, yet it can be cinched down to fit nicely when just wearing a baselayer underneath. A dropped hem provides greater coverage.

Where does it fit in the layering system?

The Photon is primarily designed to be used as an outer layer; a layer to stick over everything to provide tonnes of warmth when stationary or moving slowly. If you really wanted to, you could stick a shell over the top if the weather is particularly foul.

  • Adjustable helmet compatible hood
  • Recycled insulation
  • Ripstop nylon outer fabric
  • Concealed hood adjusters
  • Two chest pockets
  • Two hand pockets
  • Hem adjustment
  • Large toggles work with bulky gloves
  • Stuffsack included

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: 593g

Outer fabric: 20D ripstop nylon

Insulation: Stratus, 100% 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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