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A lightweight softshell gilet, the Vapour-rise Lite Vest is perfect for high energy activities, as well as offering welcome extra body-core warmth on cooler evenings.

A development of the massively popular Rab Vapour-rise concept, this Lite version follows the same principle but in a lighter, more packable form. A brushed, fleecy, wicking liner draws moisture away from the body as well as offering light insulation; this moisture is quickly transferred to the highly breathable, weather resistant Pertex Equilibrium shell fabric, where it spreads out across the surface and evaporates. From both inside and out, you stay comfortable!

As well as the Vapour-rise construction in the main body, the sides of the VR Lite are fitted with stretchy panels of Matrix SWS softshell fabric, to keep the fit nice and trim without feeling restrictive. The Lycra bound collar, hem and armholes work to similar effect: comfort is maintained while edges of the vest fit closely to you to keep out the wind and the damp.

The VR Lite vest found great favour with Rab's testers on mountaineering and winter running trips and it's easy to see why: light, packable, breathable, weather-protective warmth which allows great freedom of movement. Who wouldn't want that?!

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Product Features

  • Weight: 200g (Size L)
  • Fabric:
  • Shell: Pertex Equilibrium (100% nylon)
  • Lining: Wicking micro fleece (100% polyester)
  • Panels: Matrix SWS (86% polyester/14% spandex)
  • Main zip with internal storm flap and chin guard
  • A-line zipped pockets
  • Lycra-bound armholes, hem and collar

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Mens VR Lite Vest reviews verified by Reevoo

(9.3 out of 10)
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Scores 9.3 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
(9 out of 10)


Maidenhead Enthusiast
excellant extremely lighweight gillet which can be worn either over a fleece or just over a base layer for extra core warmth, used it on cool mornings nad evenings on spring walks and it really worked well. In a rucksack it takes up no space at all and weighs abolutely nothing. Great piece of kit.
On the first day after wearing a 20L day rucksack over it, the gillet was all rubbed up down the side and front panel. Took it back to Cotswolds and they happily replaced it. It is designed for active mountaineering so I would expect it to be designed to use with a rucksack, so assume it was a one-of flaw. Have still to retry the new one with a rucksack.
Confirmed purchase: 24 May 2015
Published on: 08 June 2015
(9 out of 10)


Wells Expert
Fantastic for general outdoor use. Keeps your torso warm whilst letting hour arms catch the air. Looks smart for working with clients. Practically an everyday item now.
VR lite fabric is not very durable. My vr light alpine jacket has lasted just over a year and is now dead. Been used quite hard though.
Confirmed purchase: 22 January 2015
Published on: 18 May 2015
(10 out of 10)

Valued Customer

I wore it every day on my 11 day cycle from Lands End to John O'Groats which I finished on 15 May 2015. It was great at allowing me to regular my temperature with it full length zip and the large pockets allowed ample space for food, phone and food.
Confirmed purchase: 01 April 2015
Published on: 17 May 2015