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Fit, performance, protection

The Men's Baltoro Alpine jacket is a highly breathable, wind and water resistant softshell jacket. This mid weight softshell from Rab is ideal for climbing and mountaineering, utilising Polartec Power Shield Fabric to offer the best combination of fit, performance and protection.

The spec reads like an Alpinists check list: Helmet compatible hood, tick! Adjustable cuffs and hem, tick! Two zipped chest pockets, tick! Highly breathable and water resistant fabric, big tick! The velour backed fabric provides just enough warmth to ward off early morning chill making the Baltoro Alpine Jacket ideal for spring and autumn conditions when it may be just too cool for a light fleece but conditions don't call for a full hard shell.

FREE STANDARD UK DELIVERY on all orders 21st - 25th May 2015

Product Features

  • Weight: 850g
  • Fabric: Polartec Power Shield (43% polyester 34% nylon, 15% polyurethane, 6% elastane)
  • DWR finish
  • Regular fit
  • Adjustable hood with wired peak and fold-down strap
  • Front zip with internal storm flap and chin guard
  • Raglan sleeves
  • Two zipped handwarmer pockets with tricot mesh lining
  • Zipped internal pocket
  • Tab cuff adjustment
  • Drawcord hem adjustment

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21 Customer reviews for this product

Outstanding all round jacket
Reviewed By chris, 04 May 2014

I bought this as a winter jacket, but wasn't too impressed on my first outing. I spoke to a friend who has one and loves his. He asked if I had followed the instructions of washing it inside out in Tech wash first. Oops! My bad. Now after following instructions it is much, much better. I'm not quite sure how, but it really is quite brilliant now. Rendering my "too breathable" Vapour-rise jacket unused for the rest of the winter. Definitely my winter 'goto' jacket. It is very well made. Soft, even by softshell standards. Good pockets and hood. Plus it is a really good fit for me, I'm average height/build and the medium is spot on. The drop at the tail is really useful too, as many jackets don't cover this, but it really makes a difference in a strong winter wind chill. I did baulk a little at the price, but I got it in the christmas sale and saved a packet. Would recommend to anyone.



robust and effective
Reviewed By jake, 23 Jan 2014

a great jacket for outdoor activities, very warm, comfy and plenty of room for movement the amount of pockets are also very useful.



Reviewed By , 07 Jan 2014

This is a fantastic soft shell. Fits comfortably and is a great cut for a skinny lad. Not to baggy at all. Great movement and super comfy.



Superb jacket
Reviewed By hazel, 08 Sep 2013

This is a great soft shell jacket. The quality is what you'd expect from a brand like Rab, superb.



Excellent jacket for the money
Reviewed By Leigh, 05 Jun 2013

Worn everywhere from in the dales, out at sea and around town. Keeps the wind out, fairly water resistant and feels nice and soft.



Typical Rab - Awesome Jacket.
Reviewed By Peter, 28 May 2013

Have worn my jacket in all sorts of weather and environments and it performs so well....from keeping the rain out while cycling; it kept the wind-chill down while belaying and the hood does fit over a helmet. It looks good and is not fragile or easily damaged and therefore I am not constantly thinking "Am I going to rip it". Love it.



Brilliant Mountain Softshell
Reviewed By Nick, 09 Feb 2013

Had this jacket for about a year and I can't fault it. Been used for a range of activities, hiking, climbing and mountaineering. I rarely venture into the great outdoors without having it in my bag.

Keeps off the UK chill easily, thanks to the Polartec Powershield material, when often the main factor in staying warm is keeping the wind at bay.

It's durable and pretty abrasion resistant as so far no tears in the material and it's been put through sharp sea cliffs, rounded gritstone and all day multi-pitch climbing. In addition maintains good flexibility whilst the arms don't ride up, thanks to it's adjustable velcro wrist cuffs.

The hood is one of the best ones I have seen as I find other companies can overlook this feature. Very helmet compatible with it's draw-sting at the back and a wired peak, making sure the hood stays where you want it and keeps rain from pouring into your face.

The pockets too are harness compatible being that bit higher, and the central chest pocket takes most guidebooks and maps. The interal pocket is useful for storing less used items that you still which to have on your body.

As expected for a softshell it keeps the wind away and is pretty breathable but also sheds light well re markedly well with water mostly beading away. Although in longer or harder downpours you will want a waterproof as the Baltoro does 'bleed'.

Although nikwax treatment does helps this re-waterproof. I've washed mine another of times and today it still looks fairly new.

I bought the jacket at full price but don't regret it, so whilst it's in the sale it's a bargain. Would fully recommend this.

Overall a great 3 season softshell jacket, only in summer does it become to warm.



Reviewed By Robert , 01 Dec 2012

This jacket is really good and looks really nice. I've worn it for a 100km event and also took it to the himalayas. The hood is well designed and will go over a helmet with ease.
Hardly taken this jacket off!!



Do it all jacket "seriously"
Reviewed By Ben, 18 Nov 2012

Brought this Jacket earlier this year, this is my fifth Rab item now and they just keep getting better. You do pay more for the likes of Rab items, but the age old saying "you get what you pay for" couldn't be more true. Seriously, i live in this Jacket. This isn't a rain jacket but i have been very surprized how much the rain just beads up on this thing. I did paid the full RRP for this jacket, not the sale price, but i'd do it again!



Brilliant light all round jacket.
Reviewed By Siarl Elis, 09 Nov 2012

Simply a brill bit of kit. Surprisingly resistant to rain especially for a soft-shell, warm and properly wind proof. Completely chuffed with my purchase especially at £50 off!



Reviewed By Tim, 08 Nov 2012

really good jacket, doesnt take too much abuse though (ive given it a lot...holes have appeared when i went through a hedge, plus use of the technical elbow whilst climbing appears to have an effect on it) But really warm, good sized hood for helmet.



Another quality Rab product
Reviewed By Nathan , 15 Oct 2012

Very happy with this,would advise trying this on before purchase as I thought I would be a medium from the sizing but large fits better



Excellent Jacket
Reviewed By Jack, 21 Sep 2012

This jacket is great value for money. I have used it on numerous occasions; it keeps the cold and the wind out. The large front pockets are incredibly useful, and easy to access even when wearing a rucksack.



Superlative softshell
Reviewed By Owen, 05 Sep 2012

The Baltoro offers superb protection for the elements, and outstanding breathability to boot in a lightweight package. It's the Powershield performance fabric's windproofness that is the Baltoro's main USP - it really can take an absolute hammering atop peaks and crags.



Lovely piece of kit
Reviewed By Paul, 09 Aug 2012

Bought this jacket just before heading off to Snowdonia and it performed excellently. Had some really strong winds but this jacket kept me warm and dry through lighter rain. Couldn't recommend a better softshell. Rab product too and they are one of the top companies for leading outdoor equipment.



Good all Rounder, great value for money
Reviewed By William, 01 Aug 2012

I do alot of long distance walking and this jacket is the best soft shell i have ever had. It keeps you warm and dry at the top of the mountain and is really breathable. The hood is adjustable too which is handy when its really windy, and it was great value for money with £50 off. Ordered this online and it arrived the following day. Very happy!!!



Good for Walking the Dog
Reviewed By James, 23 Mar 2012

I go out with my dogs early every morning. This Jacket is ideal for keeping out that early morning chill



Quality Soft-Shell Jacket
Reviewed By Gary, 27 Feb 2012

Replaced my old trusty North Face shell. The Baltoro is in a different league in terms of quality and robustness. I've found it to be completely windproof and it recently kept me bone dry during a 1 hour rain storm in the hills. Like most soft-shells you need to get the mid and base layers right for warmth in winter. During the recent 'warmer' conditions (11C) found the jacket is fine with just a very thin t-shirt. In summary, this a great jacket which will not let you down.



Great all rounder.
Reviewed By Doug, 13 Jan 2012

I was given this softshell as a Christmas present and have hardly had it off since. The addition of a hood (capable of taking a helmet) has made this a great all round jacket, especially for Scottish weather. I now only have to reach for by old Gore-Tex on the very wettest of days. I only have two negatives about the jacket; first the hood does not roll away the best, which can be annoying in very windy conditions. Secondly the external pocket are possibly a wee bit two deep coming below where the waist belt of my rucksack sits, which can become irritating if you are having to take your rucksack off and on lots. But all round a good bit of kit that is going to be well used.



Excellent all round mountian walking jacket
Reviewed By Martin John, 10 May 2011

A great breathable and windproof soft shell jacket. An ideal midweight jacket used as part of your layering system, to allow for the wide temperature range suited to hill and mountain walking.



Awesome allrounder
Reviewed By N, 18 Mar 2011

Just took this jacket snowboarding and even at -25deg all I needed was a couple of light wicking t-shirts underneath. Even my mate in his 600 fill down jacket was colder. J=Fitted ove snowboard helmet too.

Conversely can also be a quite cool in the uk. Guess something to do with wet vs dry cold.

Love it though and highly recommend to everyone I know.