Rab Borealis Jacket


All about this product



Inspired by the demands of big wall climbing, the Borealis Jacket from Rab is their lightest softshell, combining wind resistance, high breathability and a small packsize. Constructed using lightweight, stretchy Matrix fabric, it allows the user complete freedom of movement. Designed for use on long multi-pitch routes where the weather can be variable; features include a YKK front zip with chin guard, half hem drawcord and two YKK zipped, mesh-lined Napoleon chest pockets that ensure access even when wearing a harness. The perfect climber's piece, it's as at home on a windy crag as it is high up the climbing wall.


Technical details

  • Ideal use: Climbing, mountaineering and multi-day trekking
  • Materials:
    • Lightweight Matrix single weave
      • 85% Nylon
      • 15% Elastane
    • Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish
  • 2 YYK Zippered mesh Napoleon chest pockets
  • Low profile, under helmet hood
  • YYK Vislon centre front zip
  • Integrated stuff sack
  • Half-hem drawcord
  • Reflective branding
  • Lycra hood binding
  • Lycra bound cuffs
  • 2-Way stretch
  • Lightweight
  • Chin guard
  • Breathable
  • Fit: Slim
  • Weight: 300g

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This product is made from materials such as recycled, organic, alternative (fast renewable raw materials), a combination of these and/or does not intentionally contain any chemicals.
No PFCs or PFAs


This product as a whole or the individual materials within this product have the following certification(s). These are voluntary guidelines used to demonstrate their commitment to good environmental, social, ethical, and food safety practices.
Climate Neutral
Fair Wear


This product complies with the following feature(s) aimed at eliminating waste and maximising resource reuse.
Easy to Repair
Minimum of 4 Years Guarantee

About this brand

People wearing and using Rab gear are hanging on a snow mountain and enjoying interesting snow views and a drink.

Rab specialise in making rugged, high-performance mountain clothing and equipment. Created to give you ultimate freedom, protection and comfort, we use cutting edge materials as well as time-tested ones such as premium quality European down.  Nothing fancy or over-engineered – just honest, hard-working pieces that you’d rather repair than replace. 


More than thirty years since our founding, we continue to find inspiration in the untamed spirit of the mountains where we climb, the friendships we forge on the peak and our enduring mission: to awaken the climber in everyone and equip them for the ascent. 


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