A week ago I bought a Rab Generator Alpine jacket from Taunton Leisure. It was quite difficult to find this jacket online. I was pleased at the speed of the delivery and the delivery tracking which narrowed the delivery time to within one and a half hours. The best I’ve experienced in terms of accuracy. Well done TL!
Why buy yet another jacket? Well I wanted a belay type jacket with a hood. It had to be synthetic to cope with damp and this looked the best. Originally I wanted it in red, then black but had to settle for “Marin” which is a rather attractive iridescent dark blue. In the end I was very pleased with the colour.
I used the jacket over the weekend for a couple of dog walks as well as one journey to work. It shrugs off light rain well. The hood is quite large but has a volume adjuster and is very comfortable. The inner lining is the silkiest Pertex I’ve ever felt. Absolutely gorgeous. It has two hand pockets and an outside Napoleon pocket and an inner zipped chest pocket.
Weight is 554g for a medium. It is nice and warm and ideal as a belay jacket and big enough to slip over several layers although not too bulky. Definitely a good addition to the gear list for colder months. Recommended.