Rab Myriad Jacket – Gear Review

If you are looking for an awesome hard shell that breathes like a champ, then this is your jacket. Rab has done such a great job on this amazing Polartec NeoShell hard shell. With fully taped seams, zippers and awesome pockets, everything about this jacket is awesome. The fit is great, and I am so satisfied with this jacket after several days of testing.

So far, Fall in Utah has been pretty cold and wet. We had an incredibly hot Summer, and then all of the sudden we had snow in the last week of September. I have been just itching to get out and wear my Rab Myriad jacket. Rab has fast become my favorite brand of outerwear. The Myriad surely passed the test today while out in the mountains hiking. I have read a bunch of other reviews about this jacket and how nice it is, but sometimes I get skeptical about things until I try them myself, especially when it comes to a piece of outerwear. 

The Myriad jacket is made from Polartec NeoShell fabric, which is a three layer fabric. I had never owned anything with this fabric before, but after today I am completely sold. The hike that I did today was not an easy one. It was a very wet and cold morning, and incredibly strenuous hiking. Needless to say it was a recipe for a lot of sweating and getting super clammy wearing a jacket. The Myriad however breathed like a total champ and I never felt clammy in the jacket. At some points during the hike it was raining really hard and it was really wet, but I never felt wet inside the jacket and never worried that it was going to penetrate through the NeoShell. It is the best experience of a hard shell i’ve had. 
Here are things that I love about this jacket.

  • – Lightweight – Size Large weighs in at about 14 oz
  • – Awesome hood design – helmet compatible, and cinches down well without a helmet
  • – Wire brim on the hood
  • – Long Sleeves – I’ve owned other technical jackets that just aren’t long enough. These are perfect
  • – Large Crossover chest pockets
  • – Inside security pocket
  • – Awesome fit – I wear a Small (140lbs, 5’9″, Chest 37″)
  • – Breathes unlike any other hard shell i’ve owned/worn
I knew that hiking today would be the best test to know if this jacket was worth the money I spent on it. I can absolutely say that it was. Rab is very high on the list of high quality technical outerwear and gear.  
Fitting this jacket: I wear a size small in the Myriad. I am about 5’9″ and 140lbs. My chest measures at 37 inches exact. According to Rab’s online sizing chart, 37″ is right where a small should be. A medium would be WAY to big for me in this jacket. I would say that trusting the size guide with Rab is not a bad idea.

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Rab Myriad Jacket - Men's Rab Myriad Jacket – Men’s
Whether you’re braving torrential rains or swinging ice tools on a frozen pillar, zip up the Rab Men’s Myriad Jacket for complete weather protection that won’t restrict your movement. The three-layer Polartec NeoShell fabric shrugs off wet weather yet is highly breathable so you’ll stay comfy when you break a sweat. A generous amount of fabric stretch allows you to move freely, and the wire peak in the hood keeps the rain off of your face.


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2 thoughts on “Rab Myriad Jacket – Gear Review

  1. Nice review of a company I am very unfamiliar with.
    With that being said, I will definitely be looking further into what all they offer.
    From what I am seeing online, the prices are competitive with some of the more mainstream brands that seem to cater more to a certain style than practicality.
    On a side note, love the fall colors in the photos. Looks a lot like the weather we have had lately in the Pacific Northwest.
    Thanks again – keep up the good work.

  2. Terry,

    I would put Rab into the same realm as Mountain Hardwear and Mont Bell. Rab is a newish company to me as well. However, I have been incredibly satisfied with everything that I have owned by them so far. They have an awesome base layer pull over called the Pull Over AL. It features that awesome square patterned inside, and the fit is great. With the fit though, Rab does seem to fit a little slimmer than other brands i've worn.

    They do have a lot of other gear such as tents, sleeping bags, and then obviously jackets and such. They are based out of the UK, which is probably why here in the states they are just recently being noticed. I didn't see them at Outdoor Retailer until this most recent show. I highly recommend that you get something from them for yourself. I'd like to hear your opinion on the brand too. If i recall you've got a few things from Columbia, which I have never really owned from them. Cheers.

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