RAB Kinetic Jacket – Great Ski Touring Jacket

Rab Kinetic Proflex Jacket Review

RAB Kinetic Jacket – Great Ski Touring Jacket

The RAB Kinetic Jacket is an excellent jacket for ski touring, climbing, hiking, and more. 

Rab Kinetic Proflex Jacket Review

Will Coleman taking in the view

Proflex Fabric Stretches

The Proflex fabric technology Rab is using is incredible. A high performance, flexible membrane with a waterproof measure of 10,000mm and an exceptional breathability level in excess of 35,000cc/sqm/24hrs.

Rab Kinetic Proflex Jacket Review

Rab Kinetic has a great hood

How the Rab Kinetic Jacket was tested

I used the Kinetic in a variety of conditions from heavy winter storms to bluebird days ranging from the high Rockies of Colorado to the eastern Sierra in California. Ski touring and ice climbing were the main activities. 

Rab Kinetic Proflex Jacket Review

Will is smiling on the inside

 The Kinetic is great at blocking the elements while maintaining a full range of motion. The Proflex fabric is very breathable and has really turned me on to using soft shells more often. 

Lightweight and Packable

The Kinetic weighs a mere 11 oz and packs easily into the included stuff sack. The fit of this jacket is pretty slim and I recommend upsizing one size when purchasing. The hood fits over climbing or skiing helmets with ease. The pockets are placed high enough that I can still access them with my hip belt connected. 

Rab Kinetic Proflex Jacket Review

Rab Kinetic is a great active pursuit jacket for the mountains

 Overall I’m very thrilled with the performance of this jacket and will be using it primarily for ski touring. Available from REI and Backountry.com for $230.

About the Author – Will Coleman

Hi, I’m Will, I’m currently living the van life in Colorado. I enjoy mountaineering, splitboarding, climbing, trail running and type 2 fun! I’m 28 years old and spend as much time outside as possible. I moved to Colorado in 2014 from Mississippi and grew up in the mid-south. I have been snowboarding since 2000 and the mountains have had my heart ever since. You can find me anywhere from riding Colorado’s high peaks to climbing desert towers, to climbing in the PNW!

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