Rab Maverick Jacket

May 20, 2013
Outside Magazine
Rab Maverick hardshell

Rab Maverick hardshell    Photo: Inga Hendrickson

One jacket to rule them all? Not quite, but the Maverick came the closest. Worn over a base layer, testers were comfortable hiking in a 60-degree downpour and mountain biking with temps hovering around freezing. Credit goes to the new 2.5-layer eVent fabric Rab uses. Where most companies sandwich their fragile waterproof-breathable membranes between a face fabric and a liner designed to block body oils, eVent eliminated the liner, improving  moisture transfer and cutting weight and bulk. The only catch: to maintain breathability, the jacket needs to be washed regularly. But that’s a minor concession for a jacket this versatile, affordable, and smartly featured (the Maverick’s big hood rolls up into the high, cozy collar). 13 oz


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