Rab type jacket

#1
Can anyone help, looking to purchase a rab jacket, theres loads on the web to choose from seeking some advice of what sort and the best place to shop.
 
#4
Has anybody tried the Norweigan version of the softy - green one side white the other. Think they are about £70 as opposed to £90 for a sasquatch.
 
#7
I'd go for a Buffalo, there are a few different styles now. I was planning one of their belay jackets. My Buffalo mountain shirt has coped with everything.
 
#9
Cryptotermes said:
You need to decide whether you want Down (extreme cold/dry) or Synthetic (milder/wet weather). Buffalo jackets are great in the wet but are relatively heavy and bulky compared to other types and they are not as warm in extreme cold.

Some background reading:
http://www.backpackinglight.co.uk/page32.asp
http://www.backpackinglight.co.uk/page61.asp

I have to agree. Down jackets are great for sitting around/belaying. I just use my buffalo when active then slip on a Paramo torres waistcoat over the top when I stop. :D
 
#10
Alpkit are very good for down jackets at sensible money ALPKIT Link
 

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