The Rab Xiom Range, featuring Pertex Shield+ Waterproof Fabric Technology
Rab have long been known for making high quality hardshells. This summer sees the arrival of the first products produced using 3 layer Pertex Shield+, a waterproof fabric technology. As you would expect from Pertex, who Rab have been working with for over 30 years, it performs extremely well - with a low weight, a hydrostatic head of 20,000mm and impressive breathability.
Making use of this technology are the new Xiom Jacket (SRP £190) and Pants (SRP £100) - fully featured mountain shells without the weight penalty and at a great price. Serious end user features, such as a helmet-compatible hood and triple leg zipper pullers, are complimented with classic Rab design to produce an excellent midweight hardshell combination. Three large pockets, generous sleeve length and pit zips make the Xiom Jacket suitable for year round use. While the Xiom Pants use simple, neat adjustment features, to ensure a good fit without discomfort. With a combined weight of 685g (Men's Large), 620g (Women's UK12) the Xiom Jacket and Pants provide 'proper' protection that won't slow you down.