Rab Men's Borealis Jacket - Mountain Steals

Men's Borealis Jacket

Rab Men's Borealis Jacket is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 82.
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Product Description
Item No.   10368283

FEATURES of the Rab Men's Borealis Jacket

  • Lightweight matrix single weave with 2-way stretch and DWR
  • Low profile, under-helmet hood with lycra binding
  • YKK vislon front zip with chin guard
  • 2 YKK zipped, mesh-lined napoleon chest pockets, left side doubles as integrated stuff sack
  • Lycra bound cuffs
  • Half hem drawcord
  • Reflective branding

Product Specifications
Features: Reflective, Hood, Bluesign Approved, Adjustable Cuffs, Adjustable Hood, Sun Protective, bluesign Approved
Sustainability: Animal Friendly
Weight: 10.5 oz
Hood Type: Fixed, Adjustable
Breathability: Moderate Breathability
Exterior Pockets: 2
Jacket Fabric: 85% Nylon, 15% Elastane
Fabric Weight: 3.8 oz / Square Yard
Type of Waterproofing: DWR
Eco Friendly: Yes
Product Technology: DWR
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Gender: Mens
Best Use: Climbing
Jacket Length: Hip
Fit Type: Slim Fit
Insulation: None
DWR tech

Durable Water Repellent
DWR (Durable Water Repellent) is a coating that is applied to fabrics which makes them water-resistant, or hydrophobic. A DWR finish doesn't interfere with breathability, which makes it perfect for adverse conditions in the backcountry.

Product Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this jacket roughly I bought this jacket roughly 1.5 months ago and immediately hiked in it at around 6500-8000 ft in our neighborhood range of the Wasatch, Utah; no complaints. Days afterwards we left for a 2 week trip to Portugal that included city, wine country, small villages, beaches, and coastal kayaking all at around 18-28 C or 64-82 Fahrenheit. This jacket killed it; kept away the slight chill from me having packed for expected warmer weather overall, kept off the light rain we had for the first week with no leaks, was a great breathable top layer under my PFD while kayaking, and looked good enough to wear around without looking too touristy. Very happy with this piece.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice but could be better +nice material (stretch, water repellent) +partially breathable (quite enough for aerobic intensity, for anaerobic intensity is not breathable enough) +wind resistant enough (15-20 m/s still OK) +light and packable -pockets could be down -I miss breathing panels (zippers) under arms (on chest - bad solution for me) -strange cut (I'm 180 cm height and have 70 kgs, I wear UK S - this size is wider than I would like to have and shorter, UK M is too wide for me) I use this jacket usually for cycling, nordic skiing, running and other outdoor activities. For my use could be more compression but for hikers etc could be ideal...
Date published: 2022-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight wind/water resistant shell [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Bought this for a light shell on my mountain hiking trips for summer and winter and so far I've been pleased with it. It's a great all around shell and is light enough that you'll never feel guilty for bringing it along in your pack. I find I can use this for 70% of the weather on the trail with it working well in snow and short, light rain. The only real trade-off is in the pockets. The shell only has two and they're chest high to keep them away from your harness, they are useful for gloves/hats and serve as vents, but they make this shell a less casual piece.l
Date published: 2019-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just right [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I got this jacket mainly for cool weather mountain biking. It takes the chill out but breaths just enough so I don’t overheat. I open the chest zips if more ventilation is needed. It stuffs nice and compact into my waist pack when not needed. I’ve also used this on a couple hikes along the Pacific coast. Same story! Takes the chill out and able to use vent options when needed. It doesn’t have hand pockets which aren’t needed when biking. It would have been nice having them when hiking but not a big deal. Just bring gloves if your hands get cold.
Date published: 2021-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go to Soft-shell I have had the Borealis Jacket for just over 2 years and it is still going strong if a little sun faded. It has been used for everything from walking days, mountaineering, scrambling, rock climbing and backpacking trips. I use it over a t-shirt as a wind proof layer or to give me a bit of protection from the sun and then when it gets colder I just layer up underneath. The only weather and environment it has not been used in is full on Scottish Winter. The hood pops over a helmet when needed, two great chest pockets allow a map and compass to be carried when needed and the elastic in the cuffs keeps the sleeves in place nicely. Brilliant versatile jacket that has become my go to soft shell.
Date published: 2021-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Borealis Jacket is a The Borealis Jacket is a nice light weight windbreaker with a nice amount of stretch. The piece is very fashionable, chances are I'll be wearing this around the city just as much or more than the backcountry. I'm 6", 180lbs with a slight athletic build. I wear a 42 long suit and my dress shirts are 36/37 in the sleeve. I tried the large but it was a little tight. I recommend the X-Large. I have a couple of other Rab pieces. They tend to have an extreme athletic cut. Overall the quality is what you'd expect from Rab.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bear in mind that this is only wind resistant I was looking for a highly breathable soft shell with good wind-proofing. With a wicking base layer underneath this jacket has good breathability for high output activities. Unfortunately, I didn’t feel that it cut out much of the wind. Maybe this jacket is a good sunshield but not great for windy days imo. Some double weave or wind proof panels on the chest would make this a great item. A bit of a shame because the cut and colour (firecracker) are fantastic. Maybe I need to look at their Torque jacket.
Date published: 2020-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have an Ink, Firecracker I have an Ink, Firecracker and now 2021 Aspen green version of this jacket. It's a superb over layer even at 5 degrees and Aspen Green is a top colourway. Already an athletic fit, this year's jacket has had a few sizing tweaks, and it fits spot on (1) Sleeves length & diameter are slimmer (2) the body is slimmer also - you'll look like mountain-man (or woman) for sure. Great jacket, great price and fast reliable RAB postage.
Date published: 2021-11-23
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Size Guide

Rab Men's Jackets

SIZE Small Medium Large X-Large XX-Large
Chest 37" 40" 43" 46" 48"
Waist 30" 32" 34" 36" 38"
Arm Length 33" 34" 35" 36" 36"

CHEST: Measure around the fullest part of the chest, keeping the tape parallel to the floor.

WAIST: Measure around the narrowest point, keeping the tape parallel to the floor.

HIP: Stand with feet together and measure around the fullest point of the hip, keeping the tape parallel to the floor.

SLIM FIT: Rab Slim Fit garments are designed to be worn closer to the body or over layers such as base-layers and light mid-layers. Close fitting for maximum performance when moving dynamically.

REGULAR FIT: Designed to be versatile, Rab Regular Fit garments are not closely fitted for cross-seasonal use and multi-layering. Garments are contoured with room for movement.

EXPEDITION FIT: Expedition fit garments are designed to be worn in colder conditions and over more layers of clothing than our other fits and as such are oversized slightly to allow for this.