Latok Alpine Jacket


Latok Alpine Jacket
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Latok Alpine Jacket
Manufacturer RAB
Page By Steve Larson
Page Type Jan 18, 2010 / Jan 18, 2010
Object ID 6789
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Product Description

From the manufacturer's web site:

Designed as a summer Alpine climbing jacket the Latok Alpine has a full helmet compatible hood, single weatherproof front zipper and 2 outer pockets…and very little else! This is the perfect balance between protection and weight saving for lightweight mountaineering.



Colours: Black, Blue, Pim, Zest


* eVent ® 3 layer storm fabric
* Water resistant front zip and internal storm flap
* Fully adjustable wired hood will fit over a climbing helmet
* 2 outer and 2 inner pockets
* Drawcord hem and adjustable cuffs allow venting or provide stormproof seal
* Fully articulated design for great arm lift



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Steve Larson - Jan 18, 2010 9:52 am - Hasn't voted

Excellent jacket
I bought this jacket in late spring 2009, and used it in some wet weather in Colorado the rest of the season. Working hard in it I stayed dry and comfortable. I didn't miss the pit zips (it has none). It fits well, and has all the features you would need for a summer alpine shell. It's a bit on the expensive side, though not when you compare it to some other high-end products of similar quality. With patience, you should be able to find this on sale for a very good discount. I did find that it is truly a summer jacket, as it is not cut to fit over a lot of bulky clothing. I wear a size large, 42" chest. With base layer and a thick fleece under it the sleeves were maxing out: any more layers under it and it would start to bind. I would suggest finding a place that carries RAB gear and trying it on for size before buying.

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