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Rab Vapour-Rise Range: Tested to Perfection Product News


Back in the day creating cutting edge clothing was more of an art than a science. We were just beginning to explore the possibilities of wicking fabrics, combination materials and lightweight textiles. The original Vapour-Rise range was born of this process, and a desire to make one jacket that you could wear all day.

Renowned for its breathability, warmth and wind resistance, Vapour-Rise quickly found a cult following amongst UK climbers and hill goers.

But times change. Today we have more fabric technologies at our disposal than those original designers could have dreamed of. It was time to bring a fresh set of eyes and some cutting-edge science to the design.

Using prototype technology, we could observe the interaction between the fabrics in greater detail than ever before. Working alongside a crack team of testers from the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) we tested many different fabric combinations before finally selecting the new range.

The Ridgeline combination has been created for maximum breathability, the Alpine Light balances breathability and protection, while the Summit offers exceptional warmth and breathability.

Building on the design philosophy of the classic jackets, the new generation of Vapour-Rise has been tested to perfection.

Vapour-Rise Summit Jacket

There are few things as at home in the snow, ice and cold as the VR Summit Jacket. Designed for the winter athlete, this jacket can be put on in the safety of the hut and worn until your return.

Tech Specs

  • Wind resistant, highly breathable Pertex Quantum Air® outer treated with DWR.
  • Brushed fast-wicking VR Warm lining boosts comfort and warmth.
  • Helmet-compatible hood with drawcord adjustment and stiffened peak.
  • YKK® Vislon 2-way full-length front zip.
  • Harness-compatible YKK® hand pockets and a YKK® chest pocket.
  • Fully adjustable hem and cuffs.
  • Weight: 345g in men's large and 304g in women's 12.

Vapour-Rise Alpine Light

In alpine climbing we face many unknowns - the weather, conditions and intensity can change in a matter of moments. The VR Alpine Light Jacket handles this uncertainty with ease, perfectly balancing protection with all-day comfort.

Tech Specs

  • Wind resistant, highly breathable Pertex Quantum Air® outer treated with DWR.
  • Body-mapped VR Airflow and VR Wicking lining removes any moisture.
  • YKK® Vislon 2-way full-length front zip.
  • YKK® oversized chest pockets for storage and ventilation.
  • Elasticated hood, elasticated cuffs and adjustable hem.
  • Weight: 312g in men's large and 279g in women's 12

Vapour-Rise Ridgeline Jacket

Up at the crack of dawn and out until dusk, the VR Ridgeline Jacket is perfect for fast and light adventures. Keeping you cool, dry and comfortable when moving at pace in the mountains, it's quick to adapt to changing conditions.

Tech Specs

  • Wind resistant, highly breathable Pertex Quantum Air® outer treated with DWR.
  • Body-mapped VR Airflow and VR Wicking lining removes any moisture.
  • Lightweight full-length front YKK® zip and YKK® single chest pocket.
  • Shaped collar for a comfortable fit with helmets.
  • Lightweight elasticated cuffs and adjustable hem.
  • Weight: 262g in men's large and 223g in women's 12


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