Spark Jacket - Steel
Rab’s Spark Jacket is a minimalist and super functional stretch waterproof jacket, designed primarily as a fast-and-light climbing or adventure racing piece.
Now even lighter than previous iterations of this jacket, it offers a number of new features which make the Spark Jacket the go-to waterproof for high-intensity activities in harsh, wet environments.
With an updated helmet-compatible hood design, an updated chest pocket design including part-mesh chest pockets with rain drains and a reflective detailing to further lend this jacket to adventure racing in the winter months. The Spark Jacket is designed in a regular fit to allow high levels of freedom of movement and to allow a baselayer to be comfortably worn underneath.
(detail shots taken from "Spark Jacket - Black" variant)
- Pertex Shield® + 2.5L fabric with stretch
- Helmet compatible hood with wired peak and roll down anti-snag tab
- YKK® AquaGuard® front zip with dual internal storm flap system
- 2 YKK® AquaGuard® zipped napoleon part mesh chest pockets
- Left pocket doubles as an integrated stuff sack
- Anti-snag Velcro adjustable cuffs
- Hem drawcord with cord retainers
- Reflective detailing
- Fit: Regular
- Centre back length (size L): 80cm/31.5inch
- Weight: 310g/11oz (estimate)
Chest - Measure horizontally around the fullest part of the chest
Waist - Measure horizontally around the narrowest part of the waist, your natural waist, at the small of the back or where your body bends if you lean to the side
Arm length - Measure arm length extended from your neck to your wrist fold along the top of the arm
PROVENANCE AND ETHICS
Founded in Sheffield, England, Rab manufacture down jackets, sleeping bags and outdoor clothing systems for the most extreme conditions in the world.
Rab Carrington built his company on two things: A deep understanding of what climbers and mountaineers need, and a commitment to practical gear that works. It’s this down to earth, honest approach that still informs the design and testing process linking us firmly to that modest beginning in 1980’s Sheffield. Those same qualities of innovation, integrity and function have endured, remaining at the heart of the Rab brand today.