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
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 from Marketing...
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Jan 1, 2019
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
Tautology
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Dec 8, 2018
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i got a large that is a bit tight on the chest- anyone willing to trade for an XL?
Dec 8, 2018
AveryC
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Marketing
Feb 2, 2018
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Hi Everyone, Good news! The Massdrop x Rab Kinetic Jackets have arrived at the warehouse and we're planning on sending them out early. We estimate that the jackets will ship by the end of next week (February 9). If you need to change your delivery address please contact community support through your transactions page (https://www.massdrop.com/transactions) by Tuesday, February 6 at 5pm PT. We’re looking forward to everyone receiving the Massdrop x Rab Kinetic Jacket ahead of schedule!
Feb 2, 2018
TheIzzardKing
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Oct 12, 2018
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....it says it's a collab with rab and massdrop...it's not the same jacket as anywhere else.
Oct 12, 2018
kim.suarez
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Nov 14, 2018
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This was developed in collaboration with Rab so this specific style is only available on Massdrop. The inner is grey for both.
Nov 14, 2018
Calaverasgrande
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Oct 9, 2018
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North Face FTW
Oct 9, 2018
Steve2
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Sep 23, 2018
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I typically wear an XL in most brands of shirts, what would be the appropriate size given the tighter fit? I assume XL might work??
Sep 23, 2018
kim.suarez
647
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Nov 14, 2018
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It does fit true to size but is overall slim. If you're looking to wear layers under it, sizing up would be a good option.
Nov 14, 2018
Bjorn
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Sep 14, 2018
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How does this jacket compare to the Outdoor Research - Foray that drops regularly for a similar, if not same price?
Sep 14, 2018
kim.suarez
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Nov 14, 2018
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The biggest difference is the Foray has hand pockets and this only has a chest pocket
Nov 14, 2018
nolim073
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Sep 11, 2018
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Anyway i can request expedited shipping, i ordered on Monday (10) with estimated ship date of Thursday (13)/Friday (14). I need this this jacket on Wednesday (19).
Sep 11, 2018
alfas
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Sep 2, 2018
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Wow, this would be a no brainer for me if you haven't removed both pockets and Wrist straps. What is the purpose of a waterproof rating if rain slips through the sleeves? Then, what is this jacket for anyway if the waterproof of it is useless? You have removed key features to reduce the weight in 0,1% but killed the main purpose of it, so you have a jacket that is as lightweight as the original but excellent in nothing. Fortunately I found an even better deal on an original design Kinetic Plus jacket. Next year's Rab Kinetic Alpine is going to be awesome. I hope to see it here on massdrop, but please do not kill this future jacket too.
Sep 2, 2018
Rashoop
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Oct 27, 2018
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I completely agree. I was about to pull the trigger, just based on it being a Rab Kinetic, but then I read the description. For me, removing the Velcro at the wrists is a no-go. Silly idea. Great looking jacket though, and I’ll just buy the Kinectic Plus elsewhere.
Oct 27, 2018
Barry67
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Nov 4, 2018
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I guess if that's a huge problem not having wrist straps yet you want this jacket for all its other strengths, you can by heavy colored rubber bands for the wrists and stash them in the chest pocket :)
Nov 4, 2018
CollectiveMind
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Aug 26, 2018
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hi guys, i have been searching for this jacket at a reasonable price (below the USD 230 list price )for quite a long time, but the features you have removed from the Massdrop edition are a deal breaker for me.
1.- No pockets ?, I got several soft shells form RAB, and if they don't use hand pockets, they use Big napoleon chest pockets, I do own the torque and the sawtooth, the later one has regular pockets. but the torque is for me perfect for you as an example of what the Massdrop edition should be, it does do not interfere with the pack or the wader, and you can store there all what you need for your adventures.
2.- Wrist straps are for me a must it is raining and you have to reach something hight all the time, or move constantly your hands, Climbing, fly fishing..., for me it does not make any sense to remove this feature. ( just my two cents, and I am quite open to rethink why does make sense this to you in other uses.
3.- two way opening is something you do appreciate if you are climbing and frankly more than we can admit, looks sometimes silly but it is simply a great feature.
just my two cents Angel.
Aug 26, 2018
ronCYA
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Aug 1, 2018
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Looks great for the rain- how would this fare in snow?
Aug 1, 2018
Spiemel
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Jul 27, 2018
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No hand pockets? Because walking in the rain with your hands in pant pockets makes sense? Too bad, cuz seemed like a good jacket
Jul 27, 2018
HawkOPS
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Jul 2, 2018
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Did you make your own design or is this last years model? The one on there website is different? Is the interior grey or white?
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Jul 2, 2018
BrandonZink
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Jun 28, 2018
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Really wanted this coat, but the sizing doesn't work for me. To get my sleeve length (36) I'd have to get an Extra Large, but then it would be 6 inches wider than I am. A nice not so formfitting blanket at that point lol. No love for slim and tall.
Jun 28, 2018
tyler256
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Jun 27, 2018
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Does anyone have information on how to wash these? Do you need to use a special detergent like Nikwax?
Jun 27, 2018
Fushu
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Jul 6, 2018
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Jul 6, 2018
crcastle
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Jun 16, 2018
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Anyone else having problems getting a response from Massdrop support? I had a support thread going about this item and they went silent on me. I've been following up for three weeks and haven't heard anything.
Jun 16, 2018
Davidious
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May 16, 2018
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First drop, 2nd, third? Am I missing the bar that usually shows what stage it's at?
I have not been here in a while so maybe they made changes.
May 16, 2018
emptym
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May 14, 2018
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looks like a great jacket. I just wish it had two-way zips and a stowable hood, both of which are very helpful for bicycling (ventilation and vision).
May 14, 2018
pwnerman
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May 6, 2018
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Can this be worn over a undershirt and dress shirt within the size chart or is sizing up recommended?
May 6, 2018
kim.suarez
647
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May 10, 2018
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You should be able to wear it over a dress shirt/undershirt but not much more than that. Would suggest sizing up if you want the freedom to wear over a sweater. If you prefer the overall look of a slim fit, sizing true to size would be best.
May 10, 2018
nfischer
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Apr 27, 2018
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Anyone have experience with how windproof this is?
Apr 27, 2018
RockyMountains
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Apr 23, 2018
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How does this jacket maintain breathability if the fabric is designed to wet out when it rains? I thought that a key component of breathability was for the face fabric to remain free of water- hence the big emphasis on the importance of maintaining the DWR treatment on standard jackets.
Apr 23, 2018
MJP12
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Apr 14, 2018
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I just got mine. The fit is non-typical. I'm 5'10" and 175lbs. I wear a 40 tailored fit suit jacket and have a 32" waist. I got the Men's Large Rab jacket in order to fit other layers underneath. Lucky I did. The upper body fit is very slim. A Medium would have been too tight across the chest and shoulders. Also, the arm holes are very constricting. They are high and feel tight at my arm pits. With a fleece layer on underneath it is downright uncomfortable at my arm pits. Also, the zipper is left handed, the opposite of every other piece of clothing I have. It is funny how difficult it is to zip because of this. Guess I need to work on the other side of my brain!
Apr 14, 2018
treal512
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Apr 16, 2018
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Seems to be consistent fitment reports. Thanks for sharing!
Apr 16, 2018
Carauch
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Apr 10, 2018
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Tried this jacket out last Saturday for the first time and it was horrible. It does not breathe. I have a brooks jacket I paid far less for that is waterproof and breathes a heck of a lot better. If I could return it I would.
Apr 10, 2018
Bee-Are-Why
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Apr 9, 2018
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Did it just magically become available to Australia?
Apr 9, 2018
wily-quixote
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Apr 10, 2018
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appears that way. there goes my last excuse for not getting one. Well that and the fact that I already have 1 shell, 2 softshells and 2 windshirts...
Apr 10, 2018
Scadams1111
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Apr 8, 2018
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Anybody find the lack of hand pockets to be a deal breaker?
Apr 8, 2018
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