Rab Salvo Jacket Review

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Rab Salvo Jacket is a mid-weight Matrix softshell, combining wind resistance, high breathability, and a honeycomb fleece backer. This provides extra warmth and weather protection, ideal for active use in cold conditions.

The Matrix two-layer bonded fabric provides high levels of stretch and offers excellent freedom of movement. Additional features include an adjustable wired peak hood, hook, and loop adjustable cuffs.

Matrix 2 Layer Bonded Softshell Fabric

A mid-weight Matrix(tm) softshell jacket combining wind resistance, high breathability, and a fleece backer ideal for active use in cold conditions. Featuring a stretch nylon face with a polyester grid fleece back to provide warmth, this jacket is highly flexible and optimized for fast-moving use such as scrambling or mountain walking.

One of the main factors determining whether a product is a good quality softshell jacket is the fabric used. The Rab Salvo Jacket uses Matrix 2 Layer Bonded Softshell Fabric, a fabric developed for durability and comfort that provides wind and water resistance.

The fabric also features Infusion Technology, which reinforces the material in areas that often take the most wear and tear, such as zip and pocket flaps, to reduce fabric failure and extend the garment’s life. This can also help to reduce the need for abrasion overlays, tapes, and bindings, which can significantly increase your overall cost.

YKK Vislon Waterproof Zips

YKK Vislon Waterproof Zips are an excellent addition to the Rab Salvo Jacket; they provide a high level of protection from the elements and make it easy to take off and put on the jacket. There are also some other valuable features on the Salvo Jacket, including an adjustable wire peak hood and Velcro cuffs to help secure layers underneath.

The Salvo Jacket is a midweight softshell with a fleeced grid backer to provide extra warmth and weather protection when in harsh conditions. It is highly flexible and suits most active outdoor pursuits.

Adjustable Wire Peak Hood

Designed for comfort and performance, the Adjustable Wire Peak Hood is helmet compatible and offers front and rear volume adjustment. It also features a brushed tricot chin guard and a 2-way water-resistant AquaGuard main zip. The hem and cuffs are easily adjustable, and the jacket is fitted with a chest pocket with an AquaGuard zip.

Renowned for top-of-the-range down clothing, sleeping bags, and mountaineering shells, Rab use Matrix(tm) fabrics that provide wind resistance, weather protection, and breathability. This technology lends the Salvo Jacket to active, fast-moving uses such as scrambling and mountain walking.

Two Zipped Hand Pockets

Designed for active outdoor pursuits, the Rab Salvo Jacket is a mid-weight softshell with a fleeced grid back to add extra warmth and weather protection when wet. Unlike some other softshells, this one doesn’t feature a membrane on the back, which increases breathability and makes it an ideal all-mountain softshell for walkers and scramblers.

Designed to be worn as an outer over a lightweight base layer or as a light mid-layer under a shell for warmer weather, the Salvo jacket is breathable. Thanks to its Matrix 2-layer bonded softshell fabric, and it offers excellent protection from the elements. It is also a comfortable piece to wear thanks to its built-in stretch that allows unrestricted movement when climbing, mountaineering, and trekking.

zipped Chest Pocket

Rab has been renowned worldwide for top-of-the-range down clothing, sleeping bags, mountaineering shells, and insulated jackets. Their Matrix AP ™ 2-layer bonded softshell fabric is light, warm, and flexible, offering reliable water resistance, wind protection, and breathability.

Using a stretch nylon face with a polyester grid fleece back, the Salvo is designed for active, fast-moving use such as scrambling and mountain walking. A YKK Vislon front zip with an internal storm flap ensures reliability, while a fully adjustable wire peak hood and two zipped hand pockets provide additional weather protection.