/ Rab mountain guide vapour rise

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andrew breckill - on 26 Mar 2013
My rab vapour wear is starting to lose performance, think its a decade old now, never been reproofed or treated with anything, so thinking of treating myself to a warmer replacement, how is the guide jacket for UK condiditions? I travel hot, so am concerned about excessive sweating.
aldo56 - on 26 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill: It was too hot for me in anything but the coldest of days. It's also not really wind proof so I got rid of mine!
andrew breckill - on 26 Mar 2013
In reply to aldo56: hot is my concern, amazing how hot I get in my old school smock, hmmm, the alpine guide might be a better option for me then. Incidentally what you replace it with?
aldo56 - on 26 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill: I went much for a much lighter jacket and i'm very happy with it:

http://marmot.com/products/ether_driclime

It's not as heavily featured as the Rab(hood isn't adjustable, less pockets etc) but it does a very good job of blocking out the wind and wicking away sweat. It's also okay in light rain and layers well when required. As recomended by Andy Kirkpatrick and me!
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Neil Pratt - on 26 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill:

I had the VR Guide and sold it as I found it too hot. I now use the VR Alpine Lite which is a really good piece of kit - I tend to feel the cold a bit more than I used to, but I find it a pretty decent bit of kit on most days, either with just a base layer if I'm likely to be on the move most of the time, or with a gilet of some sort underneath if I'm likely to have periods where I'm standing around.

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