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The Xenon is a Stratus insulated jacket with a water and wind-resistant outer fabric. It's super warm, compressible, highly breathable and perfect for active use such as belaying, walking, scrambling and alpine excursions. 
The Xenon is a Stratus insulated jacket with a water and wind-resistant outer fabric. It's super warm, compressible, highly breathable and perfect for active use such as belaying, walking, scrambling and alpine excursions. 
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Rab Mens Xenon Jacket Deep Ink

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Rab Mens Xenon Jacket Deep Ink Information

Season : 2020W R

Brand : Rab

Code : QIO-48-DI

What is the Xenon?

The Xenon is a synthetically insulated jacket with a wind and water-resistant outer fabric, making it ideal for alpine belays, cold walks and as an extra layer of insulation when you stop for lunch or while map reading. 

What is it made of?

Insulation: A fully recycled Stratus insulation is used throughout the jacket to offer a high amount of warmth with minimal weight and a small pack size. The beauty of Stratus is that it performs brilliantly in wet conditions, meaning it can either be used as a super warm midlayer or a weather-resistant outer layer which will maintain warmth when soaking wet. Not only is it warm, compressible and versatile, but highly breathable compared with cheaper insulation options, making it ideal for active use.

Outer fabric: Surrounding the insulation is a highly water and wind-resistant Atmos 20D fabric which protects the insulation but also offers additional warmth when stood still for long durations (i.e, when belaying). Despite its weather-resistant properties, it's extremely compressible and allows the jacket to pack down to a fraction of its original size. 

What are its features?

The feature list doesn't stop there, Rab have included an under-helmet hood design to add further warmth on cold belays, a two-way main zip to slip seamlessly over a climbing harness, two handwarmer pockets, an internal zipped pocket which also doubles up as a stuff sack and a durable yet breathable nylon inner fabric.

How does it fit?

The Xenon features a fairly slim, tapered fit which maximises warmth by minimising the amount of dead space there is inside the jacket. There's plenty of articulation when climbing or scrambling, so despite the slim fit, you don't feel restricted. 

Where does it fit in the layering system?

The Xenon can either be used as a warm midlayer with a shell over the top in particularly nasty conditions or as an outer layer when the weather is on your side. Even if you don't have a shell, the water-resistant outer fabric and versatile insulation mean you'll still be warm even if soaking wet.

  • Water-resistant outer fabric
  • Under helmet hood
  • Recycled insulation
  • Two-way front zip
  • Two handwarmer pockets
  • One internal zipped pocket
  • Elasticated cuffs

 

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: 326g
Fabric Outer - Atmos, 20d x 20d,38 g/m²,100% nylon
Fabric Inner - Atmos, 20d x 20d,38 g/m²,100% nylon
Insulation - Stratus, 60g/m², 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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