Made for all types of mountain activities, stay protected from the elements with the Rab Vital Windshell.
A practical, lightweight hooded jacket made with windproof woven nylon and a PFC-free DWR to shed water. Offering instant wind and weather protection, this jacket is an essential, great value layer for spring and summer mountain days. And when the weather takes a turn for the better, you can simply pack it up into a small stuff sack and throw it in your pack for later.
We know our customers like to know exactly what they're buying; we're not going to sugar coat it, but we are going to explain it. We've divided up all of the sustainable features we've identified across our product ranges and grouped them into three so you know how your purchase is making an impact: Think Nature, Think Welfare, Think People.
The Rab Men's Vital Windshell Hoody - Graphene has the following sustainability attributes...
Carbon Neutral or Climate Neutral brands have been third party verified as reducing their carbon footprint, often balancing their remaining emissions with carbon credits to support projects that are combating the climate emergency.
Fluorinated DWR finishes make clothing waterproof by repelling water droplets. ‘PFCs’ is the broad term for all fluorocarbon chemicals, of which PFOS and PFOA are sub-groups. Different chemicals in this family have a varying number of carbon atoms, so C6 has six carbon atoms and C8 has eight. While the outdoor industry has moved away from C8 (or 'long chain') PFCs, C6 (short chain) PFCs are currently unbeatable in their waterproofing performance. They're considered less harmful to the environment than C8, but they have not been proven to be safe. PFCs are known as forever chemicals; once created they will never break down and are harmful to people and the planet. To read more about the chemistry related to PFCs, head here.
PFC-Free DWR uses alternative, biodegradable technologies that repels water from the surface of a fabric - such as Fjallraven's Greenland Wax. PFC-Free DWR coatings are water resistant enough for most daily activities, so if you don’t need a highly technical waterproof, consider a PFC-Free garment instead.
This brand partners with the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF). The Fair Wear Foundation is a clothing industry specific, non-profit organization that ensures sustainable, fair and safe labour conditions in factories. They work directly with brands, factories, trade unions, NGOs and governments to establish a living wage and a working environment that’s free from gender-based violence, discrimination and harassment. There is emphasis on a brand’s business practices and how this can make direct sustainable change, alongside factory audits and worker interviews.
Find out more about Fair Wear Foundation here: https://www.fairwear.org/.
Rab Men's Jackets & Tops Sizing Chart
Regular Fit Garments
Designed to be versatile Rab's Regular Fit garments are not closely fitted for cross-seasonal use and multi-layering. Garments are contoured with room for movement.
Slim Fit Garments
The Rab Men's Slim Fit garments are designed to be worn closer to the body or over layers such as base-layers and light mid-layers. Close fitting for maximum performance when moving dynamically.
Expedition Fit Garments
Expedition garments are designed to be worn in colder conditions and over more layers of clothing than other fits and as such are oversized slightly to allow for this.
Wondering if this jacket is waterproof?Asked Pat from Edinburgh