/ Rab Merino 160 Hoodie

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Thugitty Jugitty 31 Aug 2019

I like Rab stuff. My ancient Rab zipped mid layer needs replacing, and I fancied the merino 160 hoodie but it looks to be no longer manufactured. Anyone selling one (large), or able to suggest a similar alternative?

Graeme G 31 Aug 2019
In reply to Thugitty Jugitty:

Im just about to sell my Rab Aeon Plus Zip Tee. Large in burgundy. Like this one....

http://pennineranger.blogspot.com/2013/12/review-rab-aeon-plus-zip-tee-base-layer.html?m=1

Thugitty Jugitty 31 Aug 2019
In reply to Graeme G:

That's what I'm about to retire. Thought I'd try the merino mix for a change, and a hood, ta. 

Graeme G 31 Aug 2019
In reply to Thugitty Jugitty:

No probs. Was worth a try 😀

TobyA 31 Aug 2019
In reply to Thugitty Jugitty:

I've got one (I've used it enough to make me doubt anyone in their right mind would want to buy it second hand!). It's fine but not that special - not particularly warm, not particularly light and so on. I tend not to use it for serious mountain days i.e. winter climbing. If you want a light zipped midlayer with a hood, I really really rate the Alpkit Griffon https://www.alpkit.com/products/griffon-hoody-mens Compared to how much hooded, light gridded fleeces from the likes of Patagonia and ME cost, the Griffons are great.

Thugitty Jugitty 31 Aug 2019
In reply to TobyA:

Hmm. That's an interesting thing, might try one on. Thanks.

I probably should have said half-zipped mid-weight base layer to be correct!

TobyA 31 Aug 2019
In reply to Thugitty Jugitty:

The full length zip is actually really good, particularly in the warmer months when you are putting it on and taking it off more regularly. I have a similar hoody with a half zip from mountain equipment co-op in Canada which is also very good but now with the Alpkit one, I decided that full length zips are not uncomfortable even under a harness or rucksack waist belt and make putting the middle layer on and taking it off easier.

Thugitty Jugitty 31 Aug 2019
In reply to TobyA:

I've killed a few synthetic tops with permanent armpit stink. How's the Alpkit one for that?


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