Massdrop x Rab Kinetic Jacket
Massdrop x Rab Kinetic Jacket
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Made for outdoor adventures where the weather could turn on a dime, the Massdrop x Rab Kinetic jacket is waterproof, breathable, and stretchy. It uses Rab’s proprietary Proflex fabric, which comprises a waterproof polyurethane membrane between two high-gauge knitted layers: a water-resistant outer layer and a moisture-wicking inner layer ... Read More

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DannyMilks
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Aug 30, 2017
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Hello Everyone,
We are ecstatic to announce our first collaboration with Rab, probably best known for their high-end performance waterproof and down jackets. We've been working with them since the early days of our Ultralight Community here, with tremendous community response based on the high quality, excellent fit, top-end materials and focused design. 
Rab came out with the Kinetic Plus last year, quickly winning numerous awards, accolades and top reviews. Check out the Editors' Choice Award for Backpacker Magazine: https://www.backpacker.com/gear/rab-kinetic-plus-jacket
If you're looking for a superb waterproof shell, but are looking for something comfortable and subtle in appearance, this is it.  This rain jacket is very unlike most rain jackets you've tried - it is not shiny, loud, or stiff. It's breathability is at the highest end of what's possible for a rain jacket. it's quiet when you walk, subtle in looks, and super stretchy. It moves with you, rather than either restricting you or being too bulky. This jacket excels spring/summer/fall with it's focus on breathability, slim fit and minimalist feature set, yet it can be used all year round.
While we love the Kinetic Plus, we worked with Rab to come up with a more minimalist version for our Massdrop members. What we've changed:
1) Removed the hand pockets, and replaced with a hidden zippered chest pocket. This saves weight and makes it pack down smaller, but perhaps more importantly is that it increases breathability. Every pocket means there is a double layer of fabric, which inhibits breathability. Also, hand pockets can be difficult to access when wearing a backpack or harness. Handily, the jacket packs into the chest pocket for easy carry.
2) Removed the velcro wrist closures. Again, saves weight and space, but also slightly increases breathability while removing a complexity we don't feel is necessary with a stretch shell. 
3) New colorway of all-black for men and women, and the slate/salmon for men. Delivery Time: Right now, we're conservatively expecting an April 2018 delivery for this, which is perfect time for it's intended use. We're working to get that delivery date moved up meaningfully and I'll  periodically update you all throughout the production process. 
A note on fit: Rab clothing is known for their athletic cut, with slightly longer torso and arms for unrestrained motion. This jacket is particularly slim, which works because the fabric is so danged stretchy. However, it is not designed for layering over much clothing. It should fit over a light to mid-weight baselayer, and that's about it. If you're looking for something to layer over a puffy jacket or just prefer a more relaxed fit, please size up
From Rab: "Our Slim Fit garments are designed to be worn closer to the body or over layers such as base-layers and light mid-layers. Close fitting for maximum performance when moving dynamically." https://rab.equipment/us/kinetic-plus-jacket
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Aug 30, 2017
ribosradagast
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Sep 8, 2017
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Hi Locus, I have a size 42 chest and have the original jacket in size L. It's VERY snug around the ole pecs. You should probably size up, especially if you want to wear anything other than just a compression under armour shirt underneath
Sep 8, 2017
inthewoods
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Mar 26, 2018
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My husband is that size and generally a large in Rab jackets works well for him.
Mar 26, 2018
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Jun 19, 2019
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Echoing the comments that everything looks great about this except the lack of ventilation. No matter how breathable the fabric is, nothing's more breathable than a vent.
Jun 19, 2019
polarbear9977
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Jun 1, 2019
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davejustdave
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May 31, 2019
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What's "Massdrop"? Also, still why are you charging tax for clothing in NJ??? Still.
May 31, 2019
erickong
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Jul 1, 2019
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Massdrop was the company's name before it was changed to Drop
Jul 1, 2019
wily-quixote
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Mar 6, 2019
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I just bought a used jacket. I normally take a M but sized up for layers as Rab is slim fitting and although I am 5'8" I have broad shoulders Good choice - the medium would have been ideal with just a base for hiking but I bought for travel as well. That said there is a lot of inbuilt stretch in the fabric, amazing really, and very light. Typical well made Rab jacket. The lack of pockets in the Massdrop version wouldn't be a big problem for its intended purpose but I don't quite get tje lack of velcro cuffs. The sleeves are long - my jacket would best fit a lankier guy. No velcro would mean a trip to the tailor if you are sizing up. Hood is prettu good, stays up in strong wind and the fabric is definitely air permeable. All in all a great jacket.
Mar 6, 2019
MickeyBliss
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Feb 20, 2019
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Feb 20, 2019
Melbournewoman
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Feb 27, 2019
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Maybe for men
Feb 27, 2019
Stoicromance
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Feb 14, 2019
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Can massdrop please add a community for big clothing? 48” chest is tyranny.
Feb 14, 2019
thewoodrow
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Feb 7, 2019
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I’m interested in hearing from people with experience vs a NF bionic hoodie.
Feb 7, 2019
RayF
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Jan 1, 2019
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I see people Marketing people...
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omegaohm
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Dec 12, 2018
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Does anyone have thoughts on it's use for snowboarding?
Dec 12, 2018
RayF
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Jan 1, 2019
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They don't fit snowboards.
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Jan 1, 2019
Stehlik
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Feb 3, 2019
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it's extremely light. So it won't provide any insulation, but otherwise, its perfectly waterproof. If you've got a bib on, then little to no snow will go up your back. Should be fine on warmer days if you've got a base and mid layer.
Feb 3, 2019
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