Rab Kinetic Alpine Jacket and Pants Product News

Forget everything you think you know - the Kinetic Alpine will change the way you dress in the mountains.

Fully waterproof, highly breathable and stretchy, this is a radical re-approach to protective yet comfortable clothing systems. Perfectly combining the supple, flexible nature of a softshell with the protection and durability of a hardshell, the Kinetic Alpine contours to your body shape. Wicking away any sweat generated on steep ground, it's easy to forget you are wearing a waterproof until the showers roll in. At this point you no longer have to pause and reach into your pack – simply push on.

Kinetic Alpine Jacket - £200

Radically reinventing layering, the Kinetic Alpine Jacket is created from Rab's own Proflex fabric. With reinforced ceramic print overlays in high wear areas and a full alpine feature set, this waterproof, highly breathable, stretchy jacket will change the way you dress in the mountains.

Perfectly combining the supple, highly breathable nature of a softshell with the protection and durability of a waterproof, the Kinetic Alpine Jacket is both lightweight and durable allowing this jacket to be worn for a range of conditions and activity levels.

Women's Kinetic Alpine Jacket Blueprint  © Rab
Women's Kinetic Alpine Jacket Blueprint
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Women's Kinetic Alpine Jacket Firecracker  © Rab
Women's Kinetic Alpine Jacket Firecracker
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Created for the alpinist, particular attention has been paid to its features, ensuring this jacket has everything needed for long days in the mountains. Reinforced ceramic print overlays in high wear areas remove the need for bulky patches, increasing durability without hindering stretch. While a helmet-compatible hood, YKK AquaGuard zips, fully taped seams, adjustable cuffs and hem provide essential functionality for the mountains. Light and highly packable, a small stuff sack allows the jacket to be quickly packed away and clipped to harness when not in use.

Men's Kinetic Alpine Jacket Azure  © Rab
Men's Kinetic Alpine Jacket Azure
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Men's Kinetic Alpine Jacket Beluga  © Rab
Men's Kinetic Alpine Jacket Beluga
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Technical Information

  • Made from Proflex fabric- a stretchy, breathable and waterproof fabric with tough nylon face and a high gauge knit wicking lining.
  • Ceramic print overlays on hood, shoulders and sleeves to increase durability.
  • Helmet compatible hood with concealed drawcord adjuster and a laminated and stiffened peak.
  • YKK® AquaGuard® Vislon® front zip with internal storm flap.
  • Two YKK® AquaGuard® zip A-line pockets and one internal zipped pocket.
  • Low bulk stitch free hem with concealed adjuster.
  • Hook and loop adjustable cuffs.
  • Slim fit with a centre back length (Size L) of 76cm.
  • Stuff sack with loop to clip to harness.
  • Long length and slim fit
  • Weight: 455g (size Large)

Kinetic Alpine Pants - £120

Radically reinventing layering, the Kinetic Alpine Pants will change the way you dress in the mountains. Developed from Rab's own Proflex fabric, they are fully waterproof, highly breathable and stretchy offering unrivalled mobility and comfort in alpine environments.

With a close fit and refined feature set, these pants have been designed for a range of conditions and activity levels. Ceramic print overlays in high wear areas such as the seat and knee increase durability on rocky scrambles and reduces the risk of snagging or tearing, without hindering the flexibility of the fabric. Alongside a low profile waist adjustment, zipped expanding ankle closures and knee articulation provides essential functionality for the mountains. Light and highly packable, a small stuff sack aids easy storage when not in use.

Men's Kinetic Alpine Pants Azure  © Rab
Men's Kinetic Alpine Pants Azure
© Rab

Women's Kinetic Alpine Pants Beluga  © Rab
Women's Kinetic Alpine Pants Beluga
© Rab

Technical Information

  • Made from Proflex fabric - a stretchy, breathable and waterproof fabric with tough nylon face and a high gauge knit wicking lining.
  • Ceramic print overlays on seat, knees and instep to increase durability.
  • Comfortable low profile drawcord waist adjustment with YKK® reversed fly opening.
  • YKK® zipped expanding ankle closure and webbing loops at hem for under boot cord attachment.
  • Two YKK® zipped handwarmer pockets.
  • Slim fit with knee articulation for unhindered mobility.
  • Stuff sack with loop to clip to harness.
  • Weight: 280g (size large)
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25 Apr

I have the normal Kinetic ProFlex jacket.. what is the difference between this and the new Alpine version? Im assuming the alpine is a bit more burly and it has 'ceramic wear' patches which mine does not.. but seems to be the same jacket though?

26 Apr

The main differences I believe between this new Alpine version and the original are:

Redesigned hood- To be more helmet compatible and more adjustable.

Ceramic prints- Placed on high wear areas to reduce abrasion.

Hem drawcord- To get a closer fit.

These changes have resulted in a slight weight increase.


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