Why We Chose The Rab Downpour Eco: Eco-friendly, high performance, packs away small
Having achieved climate neutral status, British clothing and equipment stalwarts Rab are now on the journey towards net zero by 2030. The Downpour Eco Jacket is a clear indicator of their drive towards truly sustainable products, being forged from recycled materials and designed with further recycling in mind. However, there’s no compromise on quality here. This is a waterproof jacket fit for the rugged gritstone and atmospheric moors of Rab’s Derbyshire home; in other words, it’s built to withstand the challenging conditions often found in the British uplands. The jacket packs neatly into a backpack thanks to the way it stuffs into its own hand pocket.
Who Is The Rab Downpour Eco Jacket For?
The Downpour is the perfect choice for environmentally conscious hikers who are looking for a high-quality jacket that will fend off the worst of the elements. From seasoned hillwalkers and fast-and-light peak baggers to countryside ramblers and those who covet the coastal paths, the Downpour’s versatility and lightweight qualities make it a strong choice.
It is competitively priced, aimed at those who are serious about spending time in the outdoors but don’t want to break the bank. Little touches like map-sized pockets illustrate the attention to detail Rab have put into the hiker-friendly design. The Downpour is non-helmet compatible, so climbers, alpinists and winter walkers are better served by some of Rab’s more high-end options.