When it comes to making outdoor wear that’s fit for purpose, Sheffield-based brand Rab really don’t mess about. Their logo is a signifier of class and a reassuring presence - like a Sheriff’s star of quality - on any bit of kit you see it on. We’re happy to report that the Top-Out Hoody, with its Rab logo proudly on display, is yet another winner from them.
One of the things we really like about this product is its versatility. We’re big fans of gear that can be worn for a variety of activities and in a variety of situations, and the Top-Out definitely doesn’t disappoint on this front. It’s a mid-weight hoody, ideal for layering up in summer whether you’re training indoors or scaling mountains.
The drirelease stretch fabric used in the hoody’s construction is one of the key ingredients here. Not only does it offer fast drying and moisture-wicking characteristics, it also comes with excellent odour controlling properties. This helps you get more out of your garment and waste less water on washing (which is better for the environment). But it’s also ideal for those times when you’ve really built up a sweat and haven’t got time to hit the shower before grabbing those all-important post-bouldering beers down the pub.
“One of the things we really like about this product is its versatility."
If we really get down to it, what most people want from activewear such as this is a well-blended combination of practicality, comfort, and style. Features like its deep venting chest zip, front Kangaroo patch pocket, and deep cuffs with thumb-loops means the Rab Top-Out scores highly in all three of these areas. Available in colours such as ‘anthracite’ (dark grey), ‘blazon’ (blue), ‘fig’ (purple-ish), ‘hunter green’ (green), and ‘rust’ (red); the classic looking Top-Out has a shade to suit everyone.
This regular fit garment has deliberately been designed to not be too figure-hugging, ensuring cross-seasonal usage and allowing for multi-layering so that the wearer can readily adjust to what the elements are doing. It’s also been contoured with upper body movement at the forefront of its thinking - after all, it’s designed by climbers for climbers.
The Rab Top-Out product an excellent all-rounder - perfect as a mid-layer, a hoody for scrambling on summer days, or just a warm, cosy jumper to wear while you’re mooching on the sofa at home.
It also gives you a seriously impressive amount of bang for your buck. When you consider the extremely pleasing £65 price tag, and factor the sheer usability and versatility of it on top of that, we reckon that in terms of offering value for money to the outdoor enthusiast it doesn’t get much better than this.
Rab Top-Out Hoody