Read on as we take a deep dive into the NEW Mythic Alpine jacket from our favourite Sheffield gear maker.
As Autumn eventually settles in, we excitingly begin to see all of this season’s new gear arrive in our warehouse. Most recently, Rab has delivered a great new stash of signature outdoor clobber that’s not only bursting with the classic Rab DNA which we know and love but also features some very nice and new innovations. At the top of this list and in the minds of many an outdoor aficionado on the hunt for a sleek, new lightweight down jacket comes the Mythic Alpine Jacket.
In a nutshell
The Mythic Alpine Jacket is designed for those moving fast and light, and who want an extremely warm down jacket you can climb in, stash easily, and throw on when you need an instant boost of heat.
Built from durable recycled ripstop nylon and recycled down, this jacket offers alpinists and mountaineers impressive warmth and mobility.
Materials and insulation
With many of Rab’s newest most innovative products, they have made the transition into fully recycled materials. This eco-approach is certainly becoming Rab’s signature, they have made great innovative leaps in their new range to ensure that their products make as little impact on the environment as possible. In the Mythic Alpine jacket, our two main components are the fabric and the down, both are 100% recycled. We have:
- Recycled 10D nylon Pertex Quantum – A soft, lightweight, windproof fabric that encourages insulation to fully loft. Highly packable and protective, it’s ideal for mountain activities.
- 900FP R.D.S Recycled Down – Fluorocarbon free down with a Hydrophobic treatment applied at the source during down processing. Allowing it to absorb less water, dry faster, and retain loft.
Shaving grams wherever possible it has lightweight, low bulk, stitch-through construction to stabilise the down while allowing excellent breathability. Squares around the core maximise warmth, while regular baffles on the sleeves improve mobility. Pre-curved and articulated, the sleeves have also been designed to allow easy arm lift, movement, and articulation for climbing.
Slim-fitting and low bulk, the jacket layers easily under a shell and helps manage moisture through your gear, perfect for moving at pace. When a balance of weight, mobility, and warmth are critical for success, the Mythic Alpine Jacket is the ultimate choice.
So… What’s it for?
As is hinted at in the name, this is a jacket made for fast-moving alpine activity in challenging, cold conditions. Though not an insulator built for being idle in very cold temperatures, this is the perfect jacket for taking part in hard activities, such as climbing, trekking, scrambling, and more. For a British winter, this is an excellent hiking jacket on cold days, perfect as an outer jacket or for slipping under a waterproof when the heavens open above. It packs away small and adds very little weight to your pack on long treks. It is a perfect insulator to throw on during a chilly evening or when stopped on autumnal hikes. This versatility also makes it a superb jacket for the everyday, though its slim fit makes it more aimed at technical use.
Available within our range in different colours as well as men’s and women’s fits. This could well be the jacket for you!