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Rab's Xenair range - a jacket for all seasons?

Synthetic insulated jackets genuinely breathable enough to wear on the move are rare, but thanks to the combination of air permeable fabric and latest-generation fill, the Xenair range achieves this trick. Dan Bailey tries three pieces from the range: an ultralight layer; a midweight all-rounder; and an alpine-oriented jacket.  


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Rab's New Generator Alpine Jacket

Whether you're a walker on a snowy summit, or a climber resigned to a frigid belay, reliable and packable synthetic insulation is a winter essential. With an active cut, a great hood, and cutting edge fill that's really warm for its weight, the...

Berghaus Affine Jacket

It's not a technical model for more demanding mountain days - and it's not marketed as such - but the Affine is a decent midweight synthetic insulated jacket for general use. The key feature is its stretch, says Dan Bailey.

Mountain Equipment Alpamayo and Fitzroy Jackets

Among midweight synthetic insulated jackets for winter climbing and all-round mountain use, the Fitzroy has long been a benchmark. Warmer, lighter, and more weatherproof, the new design improves on the old classic. Joining it this season...

Montane Fireball Jacket - lightweight insulation on the move

If you're after a synthetic insulated layer that you can put on and wear all day, stationary or...

Rab Cirrus Flex 2.0 Jacket and Cirrus Flex 2.0 Hoody 

Warm enough to take the edge off, but breathable enough to move in, Rab's Cirrus Flex range is...

Marmot Ether Driclime 2.0 Jacket

This lined softshell is a versatile and lightweight do-it-all layer for walkers and climbers, reckons long-term Driclime fan...

Arc'teryx Atom LT jacket - a lightweight best worn on the go

The Atom LT may not be very warm or particularly weather-resistant, but its breathability on the...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody

 Atom LT Hoody - An icon evolves. Steeped in the alpine, this versatile hoody has warmed climbers, hikers, backcountry skiers and downtown commuters for over a decade.

Arc'teryx Nuclei FL Jacket

Back by popular demand after a three-year hiatus, the Nuclei FL Jacket returns to provide warmth. Made with best in class materials to deliver the greatest possible warmth-to-weight ratio that synthetic insulation has to offer.

Arc'teryx Proton LT Hoody

The Proton LT Hoody is equipped with a breathable insulation package to manage the dynamic needs of mountain pursuits and perform as a self-regulating mid layer for a variety of high output activities.

Jöttnar Launches New Elvar Jacket

Jöttnar introduces its brand new Elvar jacket as part of its Winter 2018/19 range launch.

Rab: Update your insulation in time for winter

Rab are world leaders of insulation - we have spent decades perfecting the performance of our products....

Montane Winter Range Overview

Highlights of Montanes Winter Range, including innovative new insulation, shell, and mid-layers.

The North Face Summit L3 Ventrix™ 2.0 Hoodie

Your new alpine workhorse, this synthetic-insulated mid layer features our cutting-edge dynamic-venting...


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