Designed for alpine winter conditions and lightweight mountaineering, the Infinity Endurance down jacket by Rab is one of the warmest I have ever worn. The fabrics used throughout are not only durable, but also lightweight, down and windproof, water resistant and breathable. The stitch through baffled construction protects from down migration and endless features ensure this is the first and last jacket you will reach for in frigid temperatures.
Rab’s fluorocarbon free Hydrophobic Down is developed in conjunction with Nikwax and treated at the source to enable a faster drying time, greater loft retention and it absorbs less water than traditional down. The darker outer layer, at the hood, outer arms and cuffs, is made of Pertex Endurance, a water resistant, windproof and down proof fabric with a hydrostatic head of 1000mm. 850FP European goose down is responsible for the jacket’s warmth and separates the outer layer from the inner Pertex Quantum layer , a featherweight down and windproof, breathable fabric. This is going to help protect your jacket from absorbing and retaining body odor and from penetrating winds.
The Rab Infinity Endurance down jacket looks great and feels better, especially in arctic temperatures. It has two large hand warmer pockets and one napoleon pocket on the outside.
The two-tone Infinity Endurance down jacket is warm and looks great. It will definitely help you shake those morning chills as you plan your approach or scope your line.
A number of large sized pockets are located throughout with YKK zippers. All exterior zippers are fitted with pull-tabs and zipper garages. One inner security pocket is located on the opposite side of the one outer napoleon pocket; this can help reduce confusion as to where you put certain items. The pull-tab on the inner security pocket is slim fabric with a small square grip for comfort and ease of accessibility. The main, front zipper is equipped with a mini insulated baffle akin to a storm flap to protect this area from penetrating wind or water.
Sealing it all up are elastic cuffs and duel hem cinch cords. The cinch cords are located at the hips and are secured inside with snaps to keep them tucked inside if you like, or they can dangle below the hem for easier accessibility once the main zipper is closed. Lastly, located at the chin is a micro fleece chin guard. This piece is very large offering great comfort to the nose and chin when you’re tucked deep inside this temperate jacket.
Jackets like this aren’t always needed in the mountains, but they can be a lifesaver when an arctic air mass pushes its way through your region. Luckily this jacket comes with a stuff sack to keep it stashed in your pack for when you need it.
- Helmet compatible hood with wire brim
- Three hood cinch cords
- One Napoleon pocket
- Two hand warmer pockets
- One internal security pocket
- YKK Zippers with zipper garages
- Front zip has insulated interior storm flap a.k.a. mini internal insulated zip baffle
- Duel hem cinch cords
- Micro fleece chin guard
- Elastic cuffs
- Included stuff sack
The large, helmet compatible hood will cover any ski or climbing helmet, and the duel cinch cords will ensure it fits securely around your face. The wire brim helps with custom adjustments to fit to the brim of a helmet or to sacrifice peripheral vision for protection from blowing wind, rain, snow, sleet and hail. The back of the hood has a third cinch cord to tighten around your crown.
The large wire brimmed hood will fit over almost any helmet and has three cinch cords to adjust for a tight fit. It is fully insulated and can almost substitute for a toque in some weather conditions.
The inner security pocket is a great place to keep your valuables close to your chest. The hem cinch cord is featured here to the lower left. A snap holds it in place inside the jacket, but this can be released to allow the cord to dangle and be accessible from the outside.
The stuff sack included with the Infinity Endurance jacket packs down small. Its weight to warmth ratio is the best this review has ever seen.
The micro fleece at the chin is covers the biggest of chins and is comfortable on your skin. The insulated baffle storm flap keeps arctic chills from getting in.
The details revealed in the features of this coat make it easy to see that this is a quality product. For example, the low profile pull-tabs on the hand warmer and napoleon pockets are the same, while the main front zipper has a slightly larger pull-tab with extra grip to assist with a quick close when temperatures drop and body heat retention is imminent. The interior pocket pull-tab differs from the rest as it rests against a layer closer to your skin. It is virtually undetectable until you need inside when a small, square grip at the end of the pull-tab can be easily found. Aptly named, the Infinity Endurance Jacket has infinite features and durable construction that will help you endure harsh environments in the alpine. I would certainly recommend this jacket to anyone looking to stay comfortable in the coldest of climates.
Price: $530 CAN
Shell material: Pertex Endurance & Pertex Quantum Fabrics
Fill: 850FP Hydrophobic European Goose Down
Weight: 575g / 21 oz. (Size Large)
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
Colours: Ebony (Black), Juicy (Red), Maya (Blue)
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