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Rab Kinetic Plus
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award   
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Pros Stretchiest fabric in our review, cozy interior feel, breathability, robust, low-profile wrist closures, hood maintains good peripheral visionTop-tier storm-worthiness, mobility and range of motion, hood design, long-lasting DWR, exceptional breathability, harness and hip-belt friendly pocketsMost breathable material in our review, lightweight and compressible, stretchy fabric, top-tier hood design, extremely stormworthyStormworthy, versatile, durable, comfortable, high level of ventilationStormworthy, cost, durable, versatile, good breathability and ventilation, waterproof pockets
Cons Fabric wets out quicker than some, no chest pocket, hood doesn't fit over a helmet, size up this model to accommodate layeringNo ventilation options, expensive, no easy way to clip to a harnessCut is slightly on the boxy side, not as durable as other modelsOn the heavier sideHeavy for a "minimalist" design
Bottom Line This slim-fitting model boasts the stretchiest fabric and best range of motion of any model in our review; it's also incredibly breathable and features an innovative hood designExcelling across the board, this jacket is versatile enough for outdoor activities and is lightweight and stormworthyOffers top-tier weather resistance and breathability, coupled with low weight and minimal packed volumeWith awesome ventilation capabilities, top-tier stormworthiness, and above average durability, this model is a great all-rounderThis is an awesome do-anything piece and one of our favorites
Rating Categories Rab Kinetic Plus Arc'teryx Zeta SL REI Co-op Drypoint GTX Outdoor Research Foray Marmot Minimalist
Water Resistance (30%)
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9
9
9
9
Breathability & Venting (25%)
8
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8
Comfort & Mobility (18%)
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6
Weight (15%)
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Durability (5%)
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Packed Size (7%)
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Specs Rab Kinetic Plus Arc'teryx Zeta SL REI Co-op Drypoint... Outdoor Research... Marmot Minimalist
Measured Weight (Medium) 10 oz 10.9 oz 10.5 oz 16 oz 16 oz
Waterproof Fabric Material Proflex 3-layer 2-layer GORE-TEX PACLITE Plus waterproof breathable laminate 3L Gore-tex Active 2.5 layer Gore-tex with PacLite Technology GORE-TEX Paclite
Face Fabric and Layer Construction Propriety Proflex waterproof membrane 2.5L 40-denier ripstop (N40r) GORE-TEX PACLITE Plus 20-denier ripstop nylon 50D w/ Gore-tex PacLite waterproof breathable membrane 100% Recycled Polyester
Pockets 2 hand pockets 2 hand pockets 2 zippered hand pockets 1 chest pocket, 2 hand pockets 2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest
Are lower pockets hipbelt friendly Yes Yes Yes Almost No
Pit Zips No Yes No Yes Yes
Helmet Compatible Hood (not only fits but not too tight) No No Yes Yes Yes
Stows Into Pocket? No (but included stuff sack) No No Yes No
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