/ Marmot Nabu jacket - anyone got one?
Does anyone know if the Nabu is similar to the Zion with regards to the material, or is it a lot thinner, more like the Rab Myriad?
Thanks in advance
I've got a Nabu on test for UKC at the mo'. I've used it a lot during one week of ski touring but that's basically it so far. I also reviewed the Zion last year http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.php?id=4425 but I don't know the Rab jacket you mention.
The Nabu feels a lot lighter than the Zion but I weighed them both yesterday and its only about 100 grams difference - I was quite surprised at that. It packs down smaller and the material is a lot lighter feeling and more flexible feeling than the Zion. The hood is much better, but being bigger I guess that adds to weight.
My biggest question about it so far is whether the significant air permability of NeoShell means you can feel the wind coming through - I think you can (in difficult conditions admittedly: strong winds and probably temperatures of -5 to -10 or so, and sweaty underneath the jacket); but some friends have been sceptical of this. Would be interested to hear if other Neoshell wearers have found similar.
More or less certainly not something I'd want to wear in the summer.
I have used the Zion in winter and it's been brilliant. I hadn't noticed a lot of wind coming through but then I may not have been in such extreme conditions, plus I run hot so if it does seep through I'll just take it as a bit of cooling down.
I'm probably going to have to give up the Zion and save up for another jacket for the winter as I really do need a summer shell and realized I hadn't got one!
I have to say I'm definitely a neoshell convert now having used goretex as well as event in the past.
I'm loving this jacket and I'm looking forward to taking it out to the Alps in September - hopefully it will keep me comfy there too..
Funny, first night I got mine I road up to the shop on it with just a t-shirt underneath and thought I could feel exactly what you say. What do you mean by "cold weather" in this case?
Yes, a weird sensation. But I'm particularly interested in the suggestion that NeoShell isn't really windproof because it's so breathable. I've never found that with the Zion, but the face fabric seems thicker on that jacket which must have an effect?
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