Rab Zero G Jacket Men steel 2020 winter jacket

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Rab Zero G Jacket Men steel 2020 winter jacket

Rab Zero G Jacket Men steel 2020 winter jacket

RRP: £549.58
Price: £274.79
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I was pretty excited when RAB produced the Zero G and managed to get one in time for my three week trip to the Himalayas. When considering insulation for a high altitude trek I always assume its going to get to around 0C as soon as the sun goes down and stay there until it comes up the next day. While there was a wide variation in nighttime temperatures we recorded 2C on a number of cold mornings. The Zero G’s insulation is a rarity in the down world — 1000+ fill-power R.D.S. Certified European Goose Down. There are only a few pieces on the market that use 1000 fill power down. This high fill-power down is a large contributor to the Zero G’s huge price tag, and also what allows the Zero G to weigh in at an astonishing 284 g for a Medium.

British climbers know a thing or two about mountaineering, and none more so than the legendary Rab Carrington. Anyway, the other important material in the Zero G is its face fabric. The Zero G uses a super light 7-denier Pertex fabric that is quite shiny. I know that the shiny look certainly isn’t for everyone, but I’m personally quite fond of it. The fabric has a great hand feel that is light and sturdy without being crinkly. It resists wrinkling quite well and it gives the Zero G a look befitting of its price tag. Step four: If using Nikwax Down Wash Direct, place 100ml in either the tray or directly into the washing machine inside a small pot/ball. If you choose to use another washing product, place the appropriate amount in the machine in the same way. The Zero G is a specialist piece for those who truly appreciate every gram saved yet require the high standards of performance needed for dealing with harsh winter conditions. All Rab® Down products are now RDS Certified (Responsible Down Standard). This ensures that our entire down supply chain can be traced so consumers can be confident that all down and feathers used in Rab® products adhere to the highest possible animal welfare and safety standards. A key figure in climbing and mountaineering in the 1970s, Carrington started his climbing career in Scotland and went on to make first ascents in the Alps, Himalayas and the Andes. He started the brand Rab in 1980 after moving to Sheffield. He wanted to make hard-wearing, no fuss clothing for the climbing community.Weigh these factors as you will, but I would personally have a hard time justifying the cost of the Zero G. However, if you are a diehard minimalist who needs to shave off every gram from your kit, regardless of cost, then the Zero G should be at the very top of your list. The Zero G can either be used as an outer layer when the weather is on your side, or as a midlayer with a shell over the top in particularly cold, damp conditions. If you’re someone with a bigger frame, you might want to consider sizing up — especially if your current midlayers / shells are on the bulkier side. Insulation: Rab use an unbelievably high 1000+ fill power goose down throughout the Zero G to provide high amounts of warmth without the weight and bulk. Fill power essentially refers to how 'fluffy' the down is; the fluffier the down, the less of it you need to equal the same warmth as a less-fluffy, inferior quality down.

With the Zero G, Rab set out to make the ultimate fast and light insulation layer, and they seem to have spared no expense in doing just that. The Zero G is minimal, incredibly light, warm, well-made, and expensive.



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