Rab Men's Ascent Jacket
Excellent initial impressons viz quality, value and fit.
This jacket has made an excellent initial impression in terms of quality, fit, value, features. However, I have not yet had much opportunity to wear it in very cold conditions.
The pockets are all generous in size but I would prefer one additional external one at breast level (for telephone).
I wish that the hood were NOT detatchable; or at least anchored with a zipper and not snaps.
I wish that the external shell were more waterproof than water resistent but have not yet tested it in rain.
Overall I am sure that I will get much comfortable use from this jacket.
08 April 2015
I love This jacket , great fit ,sleaves are not too long , right length at the back just covers your butt and its such a warm jacket , nice big pockets too !
Tried the north face stuff but this a better jacket at a better price !
17 March 2015
The jacket was exactly what I was looking for.
This jacket had all the features I needed. It was not bulky or heavy. However it gives me the protection and comfort I wanted from a jacket.
The staff in the shop were very helpful and guided me through the range of jackets that both suited my needs and budget.
04 March 2015
Glad I bought it
Very pleased with the jacket. It's light, easily stowed and sooooooo warm. The fit is perfect, so good in fact I bought another one in a different colour. One tiny complaint is it could be even better if it had a second inside pocket but hey, it stops me carrying too much stuff!
13 January 2015
Good value (at sale price)
I was looking for a down jacket with a detachable hood and found it in this jacket. I'm not a fan of the micro-fibre lining they have on the neck and in the pockets. It didn't take long for it to "ball up" where the neck lining was in contact with my own neck in various stages of unshaven-ness.
I had seen other reviews where they rightly mentioned that the lack of down on the inner lining means that if the pockets are open, then the cold can get right in there (unless your hands are already in there).
I've also been a little disappointed that I'm starting to see feathers leaking out and it's only been about a month - and I'm not particularly active.
Finally, it's just a bit stiff. Hanging on my coat rack, the sides are like two planks that have no yield or softness. I'm happy that the coat keeps me warm, but not overall impressed with its build quality.
15 December 2014
lovely jacket, warm as toast.Really good pockets with lots of room in them. The inside pocket large enough for paperwork A4 size. Now when people ask my name i just point to the Rab logo as thats my name.Great !!!
13 January 2014
The item was very good and the service in the brombourgh snow and rock was excellent!
30 December 2013
A very good jacket for the money. The only downside is the fiddley zip but for a jacket this good, this versatile, and at this price, not an issue.
24 December 2013