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The Shadow Hoodie is a durable, great-fitting mountain fleece that offers excellent wind resistance combined with maximum stretch and movement.

This rugged 'superfleece' from Rab has enhanced wind and abrasion resistance utilising Polartec Wind Pro fabric and Hardface technologies. The fact that Polartec Wind Pro doesn't use a membrane ensures that the Shadow Hoodie is still incredibly breathable whilst being 4 times more wind-resistant than standard fleece - so perfect for active pursuits in all conditions.

As an ideal mid layer to wear when climbing, the Shadow Hoodie is cut to fit comfortably under a harness and for added protection from wind, the hood fits snugly under a helmet. The cuffs have integrated thumb loops too, preventing sleeves riding up when you stretch.

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Product Features

  • Weight: 660g
  • Fabric: Polartec Wind Pro with Hardface Technology (90% Polyester, 10% Spandex)
  • Lycra edged under helmet hood
  • Chin guard
  • Pockets:
    • 2 A-line chest pockets
    • 1 zipped internal mesh pocket
  • Lycra bound cuffs, thumb loops
  • Hem drawcord
  • Flatlock low bulk seams
  • Fit: Slim

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21 Customer reviews for this product

Comfy and warm hoodie
Reviewed By Richard, 12 Apr 2015

I've finally got my hands on a Rab top...and it's worth that little bit extra in cost terms. Superb fit for me. Beautifully warm and quality construction. The long arms with thumb loops and long body style mean it's multifunctional for hiking, bouldering and cycling - all bases covered as far as I'm concerned!



Essential kit
Reviewed By Ewan, 29 Sep 2014

Can't speak highly enough of this hardfaced fleece. Extremely comfortable, warm and highly windproof with a well-designed athletic fit. It also stays dry in light showers.

The additional features such as thumb loops, large exterior and interior pockets, hem drawcord and helmet compatible hood make it extra special.

Whether hiking, climbing, cycling or just heading out about town this is the last fleece you'll ever need.



Practically perfect
Reviewed By Simon, 02 Mar 2014

Almost as if it has been tailor-made for me.. I am 6ft, 12 stone, 33 inch waist and it is a great fit. Reassuring to wear, keeps out a brisk wind and athletic cut ,means I can wear under a shell or even a softshell. Feels solid, which is not a usual explanation for a fleece but it really does. Wear anywhere as it looks smart but you know it will deliver in the wild winters we are experiencing. Wearing it now to go down the park ...



Great Jacket
Reviewed By Mark, 25 Jan 2014

Even on the cold winter day still good on its own.



A trusted, wind-proof friend
Reviewed By Jamie, 27 Dec 2013

I have worn this jacket almost every day this year, commuting in the city, climbing on the crag and walking on the mountain.
The Shadow is not waterproof, and while offering only moderate warmth its real strength comes in its ability to cut-out the wind. The benefit of the Polartec wind-proofing can be felt even when putting the jacket on over thick fleece layers.
The material is surprisingly hard-wearing with good protection against snags and abrasions on rock. Thumb holes are welcomed by cold hands as well as stopping the sleeves riding up when scrambling or belaying. The hood fits snug, although perhaps a little too tightly to be comfortable for those with larger heads, and while the pockets are generous it is a stretch to fit in an OS map.
To summarise, the Shadow is a hardy day-to-day jacket which gives impressive protection from the wind.



Brilliant Piece of Kit!
Reviewed By James, 11 Dec 2013

I bought this top over a year ago now and take it everywhere! First Rab buy. I wanted an all round layering device to go underneath my shell. Various arguments as for using softshell or fleece and I couldn't decide if I wanted a simple fleece to provide warmth and some protection from wind, or a softshell which will also provide warmth but much better wind protection albeit with decreased breathability. I got the shadow hoodie in the end and never regretted it. Its a perfect balance of wind protection, warmth and breathability with the added bonus of being stretchy and hard wearing - great for scrambling, rock climbing and day to day hill walking. I've also washed with Nikwax to improve the water resistance and rain will now bead off long enough to get cover/get a shell on. I've now bought a new shell and insulated jacket made by Rab (Spark and generator alpine) as the fit and style all compliment each other and build quality is spot on. Price may seem high but worth it as this will last a long time and negate the need for other mid layers!



excellent warm fleece
Reviewed By barrie, 11 Aug 2013

A great fleece for colder days ,quality fleece windproof and water resistant .have worn this on a number of hikes and scrambles price a bit hefty but you get what you pay for



Awesome fit and style
Reviewed By PAUL, 15 Jun 2013

Been looking to update my older jacket and found this. It fits great and now if I forget my hat it doesn't matter!



really warm fleece
Reviewed By Leigh, 05 Jun 2013

I have generally been very impressed with my shadow hoody. It is very warm, keeps out the wind and looks smart too.

Only downside is threading around the cuffs and material gets a little bobbly after repeated washes.

Had to stitch an hole in the arm after a barbed wire incident but you cant blame Rab for that.

Worth £130 all day.



Brilliant Jacket
Reviewed By John, 26 May 2013

Does a great job of keeping the wind out and with the addition of Nikwax Polar it has become water resistant. Only fault after 5 months light use the stiching has come away on both cuffs so I will be returning for repair.



Terrific mid-layer windstopper
Reviewed By Rich, 07 May 2013

This is a terrific jacket.

Everyone has a slightly different fit - I'm quite tall and slim and some brands just don't fit me that well. It just so happens that Rab products fit me perfectly.

I currently own a Rab Baltoro Alpine windstopper, which I love. It comes walking, climbing, and to the beach with me. But in preparation for some more serious adventures, I wanted something as a mid-layer to wear underneath my current jacket but over my base-layer.

This was the perfect solution. It's a bit thicker than a micro-fleece so doesn't squash down quiet as small, but is still fairly compact and light.

Bonus points, however, for breathability. I usually run quite warm and so am very cautious of over-heating. This fleece is brilliant, I feel suitably ventilated, even when exerting myself. It's comfortable to wear climbing, fits a harness perfectly and can deal with the change in pace from a strenuous multi-pitch to standing around for 20 minutes on a belay.

To top it off, it looks good. It's a sexy grey, a snug fit, and goes perfectly over a t-shirt for a trip down the pub, or for a bike ride round the park.



Even better than expected
Reviewed By Peter, 03 May 2013

I bought this last weekend as I needed a new fleece and I needed something a bit harder wearing for my trip to the alps in the summer. Wore it all weekend in the Lake District and I cannot fault it! Saturday it was blue skies and quite warm, this kept the wind off perfectly but was so breathable that I never got too hot either. The friends I was with were constantly putting layers on and off where as this regulated my body temperature perfectly and I wasn't changing layers at all. On Sunday the weather was very wet, very windy and very foggy. Again this fleece coped perfectly with keeping the strong wind off me, still keeping me at a good temperature even with full waterproofs on over the top and was even water resistant in the drizzle. So comfortable to wear due to the stretchy material and fleece material inside. Thumb holes in the sleeve are always appreciated as well. Looking forward to using this during my Three Peaks Challenge this weekend and will be looking forward to taking it out to the Alps with me. High pockets on the chest will be great for keeping my hands warm whilst wearing a harness. Very pleased! Only slight downside is that because it's quite fitted I have heard a few threads snap when I've put it on. However that's probably just me being careless.



5 Star Kit!
Reviewed By Oliver, 12 Apr 2013

Such an amazingly versatile and comfy bit of kit that I couldn't stop wearing it... I've now had to buy a second due to excessive usage!!!



Excellent fleece
Reviewed By Clifford, 04 Mar 2013

A warm fleece with good fit but without the bulk. Just as good on the High Street as it is on the hill.



Awesome hoodie!!
Reviewed By Robin, 18 Jan 2013

Well fitting, great tech, and really excels when it comes to warmth and wind protection. Thick another for a winter walk but also fits in down the pub. A real stand out piece g
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Best fleece ever!
Reviewed By Simon, 06 Dec 2012

Bought mine from Rock bottom for £80 but would now happily pay £130 for it.
The fit is great with an active cut and enough stretch to allow good movement, the hood is a complete bonus and adds to the versatility.
I wear mine with a light fleece or gillet underneath or a light weight hard shell over the top,or simply on its own as its ultra warm either way it always in my kit.



Reviewed By Tom, 02 Nov 2012

Very impressed with this top, delivered way and above expectation. Would recommend this for everyday wear, through to extreme mountaineering. Top buy!



Reviewed By Sam, 01 Mar 2012

I wore my rab shadow hoodie for a whole week in snowdonia, it upsets me to ever take it off. It performed really well as a mid layer up snowden on a terrible winter day with a latok alpine over the top. Good for drizzle with the water resistant finish. I really love the hood, I was unsure about the hood, but it fits really well on your neck when down and way better than any hat when up, the system works so well to keep your temperature just right. Also I loved being able to vent hot air by opening the zips on the front. I don't think anyone could make a better mid layer.



Best bit of kit I have
Reviewed By Keith , 16 Feb 2012

This is a superb piece of kit, very versatile good on the mountains and smart on the high Street. Buy it



Will become an essential part of your kit
Reviewed By Fabricio, 07 Feb 2012

I bought this from the local Cotswold store, I soon came to realise that I would use it much more often than previous fleeces thanks to its design and comfort. It will become even more comfortable after first wash. Arm neck length are ideal to help with the colder days out there. Better wind protection it's true however not as warm as other regular fleeces so beware of this. Five stars because it's really been a great acquisition and I can't say I find any issues with it. Design also allows it easily under an outer shell should you need it when rain or weather change. Not waterproof or water resistant. I think it dries quicker than regular thicker fleeces however not as quick as other synthetic garments due to still being a fleece after all. As a summary this is a good fit for every occasion



Fantastic multipurpose fleece
Reviewed By Andrew, 02 Jan 2012

I have owned a Shadow Hoodie for over a year now; whilst initially reticent to spend such a large amount on a fleece, it has proven itself as a very versatile item of clothing. Earlier reviews referred to switching around the hem on the wrists coming undone but I have not suffered that with my fleece.

On very windy days, you would benefit from throwing a windproof layer over the top but I have worn this fleece from summer through to winter. The DWR lasted very well but I have only washed the fleece in 'technical' detergent.

Highly recommended as a piece of clothing for use hiking, camping and on the way to the office.



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