This is something that was long overdue, and luckily Rab have made the jump.
It’s a minimalist lightweight smock made from eVent. It’s got good length on the arms and body, a slim-ish fit with good arm movement, hem adjustment and elasticated cuffs.
The hood has a wired peak, with a regular drawcord around the face and an exposed one around the back of the head. There’s a half-length main zip and a single zipped chest pocket, which is a decent enough size.
I’ve only worn it briefly so far, but it looks good. We need this in the shops to keep the Paclite alternatives on their toes.
The fabric is light, but still feels robust, so I’ll be taking this out all winter to see how it does, updates as we go.