I understand that the Rab may not be a 'walkers'shell but i want the helmet compatability as i do go climbing once every few months and i cant afford to get both for seperate activities so i want to "kill two birds with one stone".
I understand that there are other options avabile but from previous experience i dont like HyVent, Q2 technology because of the build of moisture inside and finally after recent research on the comparison of Gore-Tex to Polartec and eVent i am impressed with Polartec and chose this to take forward to find a shell. I understand that this narrows my search but i could spend months comparing different brands and models to find a shell.
Finally what shell would you recommend based on what i have said? Thanks
Hi, i have been researching shell coats for a while now and i am having a new one for my birthday. i have looked at all the technologies and decided i was going for Polartec Neoshell over all the others (eVent, Gor-Tex etc....).
I have been deliberating over either the Rab Stretch Neo or the Marmot Zion.
I am a little confused as they both have the Polartec Neoshell but the Marmot is a soft shell and the Rab is a shell!!! I want a shell not a soft shell but as they are the same material i am a little confused.
Also the Rab has fewer (and in the wrong location IMHO) pockets compared to the Marmot which has more pockets which i prefer.
Has anyone got one of these two or had any experience of these???? Thanks