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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 archetypal 'active insulation'. Gear Ed Dan reviewed the Cirrus Flex Vest last year, and still more or less lives in it. So what are the sleeved versions like? Penny Orr and Rob Greenwood find out.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

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 Rob Greenwood, though the new version is a tad warmer than its predecessor. 

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 move makes this a very good example of 'active insulation', reckons Dave Saunders. But is it better classed as a jacket or a midlayer?...

Montane Phoenix Stretch Jacket

The hybrid construction of the Phoenix Stretch Jacket helps make it a really versatile piece that works as either an outer layer or a midlayer, says Victoria de Ga. Breathable enough for active use in cold weather, but not too heavy to consider carrying in...

Sprayway kid's jackets - Bianca and Belle

If you take your kids outdoors a lot, they deserve clothing that's up to the job, says Dan Bailey, but of course it's...

Arc'teryx Nuclei FL - lightweight insulated jacket

At £250, the Nuclei FL comes in at the top end of the lightweight synthetic hoody price spectrum, but it is...

Montane Prism Ultra Pull-On

Whether worn as a midlayer or an outer, on the move or at the belay, this lightweight insulated smock is an excellent, packable...

Rab Cirrus Flex Vest

Gilets may not be the most exciting category of clothing, but they're really versatile, says Dan Bailey - and this lightweight synthetic...


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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