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Men's Borealis Jacket

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Inspired by the demands of big wall climbing, the Borealis Jacket is our lightest softshell, combining wind resistance, high breathability and a small packsize. The perfect climber's piece, it's as at home on a windy crag as it is high up the climbing wall.

Breathable
Lightweight
Wind-resistant
Climbing

How to measure

Dimensions

Rab Size US Size Equivalent Chest Waist Sleeve
XXS  XXS 86cm 71cm 81cm
XS  XS 90cm 71cm 83cm
S 94cm 76cm 83cm
M 102cm 81cm 86cm
L 109cm 86cm 89cm
XL  XL 117cm 91cm 91cm
XXL  XL 122cm 96cm 91cm

N.B. The table above shows body measurements not garment measurements.

Rab Size US Size Equivalent Chest Waist Sleeve
XXS XXS 34in 28in 32in
XS XS 35.5in 28in 33in
S S 37in 30in 33in
M M 40in 32in 34in
L L 43in 34in 35in
XL XL 46in 36in 36in
XXL XL 48in 38in 36in

N.B. The table above shows body measurements not garment measurements.

How to Measure

Wie misst man

Comment mesurer

ARM LENGTH: Measure horizontally from the centre of your back, across the shoulder, over a naturally bent elbow and down to the wrist fold.

CHEST: Measure the full circumference of your chest just below your armpits.

WAIST: Find the top of your hip and measure the full circumference around your body.

ARMLÄNGE: Miss waagrecht von der Mitte Deines Rückens über die Schulter und den natürlich gebeugten Ellenbogen bis zum Handgelenk-Knick.

BRUST: Miss den vollen Umfang Deiner Brust direkt unterhalb Deiner Achseln.

TAILLE: Miss an der oberste Stelle Deiner Hüfte den vollen Umfang Deines Körpers.

LONGUEUR DE BRAS: Mesurez horizontalement à partir du centre de votre dos, à travers l'épaule, sur un coude naturellement plié et jusqu'au pli du poignet.

POITRINE: Mesurez la circonférence complète de votre poitrine juste en dessous de vos aisselles.

TAILLE: Trouvez le haut de votre hanche et mesurez toute la circonférence autour de votre corps

Fit Descriptions

Passform Beschreibung

Description Des Coupes

All garments are designed and fitted to suit their intended end use.  See below for a general description of our fit categories: 

Wir orientieren uns bei der Wahl des Designs und des Schnitts unserer Kleidungsstücke an deren vorgesehener Verwendung.  Im Folgenden findest du eine allgemeine Beschreibung der verschiedenen Passformen: 

Tous les vêtements sont conçus et coupés en fonction de leur utilisation finale prévue.  Vous trouverez ci-dessous une description générale de nos catégories de coupes : 

Slim

Schmal (Slim) 

Slim

A streamlined silhouette. Cut trim following the contours of the body. Expertly placed articulation of seams and the use of stretch fabric ensure maximum freedom of movement in these close-fitting items. 

Ein eng anliegender Schnitt. Der Schnitt folgt den Körperkonturen. Dank einer fachmännischen Nahtführung und dem Einsatz von Stretchmaterialien garantieren diese eng anliegenden Artikel dennoch maximale Bewegungsfreiheit. 

Une silhouette épurée. Coupe suivant les contours du corps. L’expertise du placement de l'articulation des coutures et l'utilisation d'un tissu extensible assurent une liberté de mouvement maximale dans ces articles moulants. 

Regular

Normal

Classique

Neither slim nor loose. Regular fit items are the perfect balance of form fit and ease of movement.  

Zwischen eng anliegend und locker. Normal geschnittene Artikel sind der perfekte Mittelweg zwischen einem körperbetonten Schnitt und ausreichend Bewegungsfreiheit.

Ni slim ni ample. Les articles à la coupe classique présentent un équilibre parfait entre la forme et la liberté de mouvement.  

Relaxed

Relaxed

Relaxed

Our more generous fit. Cut loosely through the body allowing for ease of movement and additional layering. 

Großzügiger geschnitten. Der Schnitt sitzt locker am Körper und garantiert viel Bewegungsfreiheit mit ausreichend Platz für zusätzliche Schichten. 

Notre coupe plus généreuse. Découpe ample sur le corps pour faciliter les mouvements et les superpositions. 

Expedition

Expedition

Expédition 

Designed specifically to accommodate the layering system and equipment required for high altitude and polar expeditions. 

Speziell entwickelt, um die verschiedenen Schichten und die Ausrüstung unterzubringen, die für Hochgebirgs- und Polarexpeditionen erforderlich sind. 

Spécialement conçue en tenant compte du système de superposition des couches et des équipements nécessaires en haute altitude et pour les expéditions polaires. 

 
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Men's Borealis Jacket $115 Sizing
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Product Characteristics

Lightness

Light Ultralight

Stretch

Low Stretch High Stretch

Breathability

Breathable Highly Breathable

Durability

Durable Highly Durable

Pack Size

Moderate Pack Size Ultra Low Pack Size

Windproof Level

Non-Windproof Highly Windproof
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These ratings compare our jackets against each other. All our jackets, at any rating, are of the highest quality.

Product Characteristics

Lightness

Light Ultralight

Stretch

Low Stretch High Stretch

Breathability

Breathable Highly Breathable

Durability

Durable Highly Durable

Pack Size

Moderate Pack Size Ultra Low Pack Size

Windproof Level

Non-Windproof Highly Windproof
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These ratings compare our jackets against each other. All our jackets, at any rating, are of the highest quality.

What It's Best For

Climbing
Mountaineering
Multi-day Trekking

Tell Me More

Inspired by the demands of big wall climbing, the Borealis Jacket is our lightest softshell, combining wind resistance, high breathability and a small packsize. The perfect climber's piece, it's as at home on a windy crag as it is high up the climbing wall.

The Borealis Jacket is made with lightweight and stretchy Matrix™fabric, allowing complete freedom of movement. Designed for use on long multi-pitch routes where the weather can be variable, while features like the YKK® front zip with chin guard and half hem drawcord offer adaptability and shelter from the wind as conditions vary. The two YKK® zipped, mesh-lined Napoleon chest pockets ensure access to the essentials when wearing a harness.

Our lightest softshell jacket, the Borealis Jacket is wind resistant and highly breathable, it does everything you need it to, in one tiny package.

The Specifics

  • Fit:Slim
  • Outer Fabric:Fabric Outer - Matrix™:,DWR (C6) 80/20,10cfm,130 g/m²,90d/90d,85% nylon 6 15% elastane
  • Weight:300g / 10.5oz
  • Product Code:QWS-35
  • 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 pocket doubles as integrated stuff sack
  • Lycra bound cuffs
  • Half hem drawcord
  • Reflective branding

Matrix™

Designed for durability and comfort, Matrix™ fabrics offer you wind and weather protection and breathability. Ideal for all mountain pursuits, they are fast drying and offer you a high level of UPF protection.

Matrix™

Designed for durability and comfort, Matrix™ fabrics offer you wind and weather protection and breathability. Ideal for all mountain pursuits, they are fast drying and offer you a high level of UPF protection.

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How to measure

Dimensions

Rab Size US Size Equivalent Chest Waist Sleeve
XXS  XXS 86cm 71cm 81cm
XS  XS 90cm 71cm 83cm
S 94cm 76cm 83cm
M 102cm 81cm 86cm
L 109cm 86cm 89cm
XL  XL 117cm 91cm 91cm
XXL  XL 122cm 96cm 91cm

N.B. The table above shows body measurements not garment measurements.

Rab Size US Size Equivalent Chest Waist Sleeve
XXS XXS 34in 28in 32in
XS XS 35.5in 28in 33in
S S 37in 30in 33in
M M 40in 32in 34in
L L 43in 34in 35in
XL XL 46in 36in 36in
XXL XL 48in 38in 36in

N.B. The table above shows body measurements not garment measurements.

How to Measure

Wie misst man

Comment mesurer

ARM LENGTH: Measure horizontally from the centre of your back, across the shoulder, over a naturally bent elbow and down to the wrist fold.

CHEST: Measure the full circumference of your chest just below your armpits.

WAIST: Find the top of your hip and measure the full circumference around your body.

ARMLÄNGE: Miss waagrecht von der Mitte Deines Rückens über die Schulter und den natürlich gebeugten Ellenbogen bis zum Handgelenk-Knick.

BRUST: Miss den vollen Umfang Deiner Brust direkt unterhalb Deiner Achseln.

TAILLE: Miss an der oberste Stelle Deiner Hüfte den vollen Umfang Deines Körpers.

LONGUEUR DE BRAS: Mesurez horizontalement à partir du centre de votre dos, à travers l'épaule, sur un coude naturellement plié et jusqu'au pli du poignet.

POITRINE: Mesurez la circonférence complète de votre poitrine juste en dessous de vos aisselles.

TAILLE: Trouvez le haut de votre hanche et mesurez toute la circonférence autour de votre corps

Fit Descriptions

Passform Beschreibung

Description Des Coupes

All garments are designed and fitted to suit their intended end use.  See below for a general description of our fit categories: 

Wir orientieren uns bei der Wahl des Designs und des Schnitts unserer Kleidungsstücke an deren vorgesehener Verwendung.  Im Folgenden findest du eine allgemeine Beschreibung der verschiedenen Passformen: 

Tous les vêtements sont conçus et coupés en fonction de leur utilisation finale prévue.  Vous trouverez ci-dessous une description générale de nos catégories de coupes : 

Slim

Schmal (Slim) 

Slim

A streamlined silhouette. Cut trim following the contours of the body. Expertly placed articulation of seams and the use of stretch fabric ensure maximum freedom of movement in these close-fitting items. 

Ein eng anliegender Schnitt. Der Schnitt folgt den Körperkonturen. Dank einer fachmännischen Nahtführung und dem Einsatz von Stretchmaterialien garantieren diese eng anliegenden Artikel dennoch maximale Bewegungsfreiheit. 

Une silhouette épurée. Coupe suivant les contours du corps. L’expertise du placement de l'articulation des coutures et l'utilisation d'un tissu extensible assurent une liberté de mouvement maximale dans ces articles moulants. 

Regular

Normal

Classique

Neither slim nor loose. Regular fit items are the perfect balance of form fit and ease of movement.  

Zwischen eng anliegend und locker. Normal geschnittene Artikel sind der perfekte Mittelweg zwischen einem körperbetonten Schnitt und ausreichend Bewegungsfreiheit.

Ni slim ni ample. Les articles à la coupe classique présentent un équilibre parfait entre la forme et la liberté de mouvement.  

Relaxed

Relaxed

Relaxed

Our more generous fit. Cut loosely through the body allowing for ease of movement and additional layering. 

Großzügiger geschnitten. Der Schnitt sitzt locker am Körper und garantiert viel Bewegungsfreiheit mit ausreichend Platz für zusätzliche Schichten. 

Notre coupe plus généreuse. Découpe ample sur le corps pour faciliter les mouvements et les superpositions. 

Expedition

Expedition

Expédition 

Designed specifically to accommodate the layering system and equipment required for high altitude and polar expeditions. 

Speziell entwickelt, um die verschiedenen Schichten und die Ausrüstung unterzubringen, die für Hochgebirgs- und Polarexpeditionen erforderlich sind. 

Spécialement conçue en tenant compte du système de superposition des couches et des équipements nécessaires en haute altitude et pour les expéditions polaires. 

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