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Generator Alpine Jacket - Men's

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Product Information For The Rab Generator Alpine Jacket - Men's


Brand Rab
Weight 1 lb 2 oz / 520 g
Clothing Fit Regular Fit
Insulation Type Synthetic
Insulation PrimaLoft One
Fill Weight 4 oz / 100 g
Material Outer: Pertex Endurance (100% Nylon 6); Inner: Pertex Quantum (100% Nylon 6); Contrast Panels: 100% Nylon
Liner Pertex Quantum: 100% Nylon 6
Hood Yes
Pockets 1 YKK AquaGuard Zipped Chest Pocket/ Stuff Sack, 2 YKK AquaGuard Zipped A-Line Chest Pockets, 1 YKK Zipped Internal Security Pocket, 1 Internal Open Mesh Pocket
Sizing S - XXL

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The Generator Alpine Jacket has features that make it's use ideal as a lightweight, technical belay jacket. With minimal weight and pack size the Generator Alpine jacket is also perfect as an over layer for backpacking, climbing and mountaineering.


  • Helmet-compatible hood with wired peak and roll-down Velcro tab and drawcord adjustment
  • 2-way YKK AquaGuard VISLON front zip with internal insulated zip baffle
  • Reinforced shoulder patches
  • Velcro cuffs
  • Hem drawcord
  • Tricot lined collar
  • Reflective trims

Reviews For The Rab Generator Alpine Jacket - Men's


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RabGenerator Alpine Jacket - Men's

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.


  • Warm (6)
  • Comfortable (5)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Attractive (3)


    Best Uses

    • Outdoor activities (5)
    • Wet / rain (4)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too small


        Feels true to size



        (4 reviews)

        Feels too large

      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short


        Feels true to length



        (3 reviews)

        Feels too long

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      • Was this a gift?:
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    Fantastic jacket for alpine climbing

    By AK

    from Australia/NZ

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Buyer


    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Warm


      Best Uses

      • Alpine Climbing
      • Bad Weather

      Comments about Generator Alpine Jacket - Men's:

      This has been a great jacket for alpine climbing in potentially damp conditions, like those commonly found in the New Zealand alps. It sheds moisture well until it's really raining, and even then it stays warm.
      Sleeves are longer than usually found on a size small, which is great for me - and doesn't leave you with cold wrists. Plenty of pockets including a mesh interior pocket for gloves (almost like it's been designed by a climber!). Hood will fit over a helmet (just) and rolls down out the way when not in use. Collar will cover up to your nose with a soft lining if it's zipped all the way up.
      It's also long enough in the body to sit under a harness well.

      Only real downside is the fit. It just feels a little big and baggy width-wise around the torso. Great if you're using it as a belay jacket (can unzip from the bottom for this), but not good if you're trying to climb in it as you can't see anything on your harness. Otherwise, perfect - has become my go to synthetic jacket.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Awesome features. Poor breathability

      By peakbagger

      from The Nation's Capital.


      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Cut
      • Warm


        Best Uses

        • Bad Weather
        • Outdoor Activities

        Comments about Generator Alpine Jacket - Men's:

        This is Rab's latest version of the midweight synthetic puffy hooded jacket. It is clearly designed for mountaineering use, as the hood is superbly functional for the helmeted mountaineer. The design and fit are AWESOME. There is an inner right chest pocket an outer left napoleon pocket, and two handwarmer pockets. The zippers are designed to be water resistant.

        I'm only 5'8" with a 40 inch chest, and the medium fits great. Since Rab does not offer regular and tall sizing, I would guess the sleeves length on this jacket would easily fit someone who was 6'2" I have short legs (29" inseam) and a longer torso, but the hem of this jacket comes down to my crotch and the drop tail easily covers my butt. Thankfully, the two-way zipper allows for plenty of versatility when I'm wearing a harness.

        My ONE and ONLY complaint about this jacket might be the reason why some people buy it. The Pertex Endurance outer shell is not very breathable. I feel clammy and under any sort of exertion. I have other 100-weight Primaloft hoodies, and the difference in breathability is obvious. Pertex Endurance has a MVTR of only 7000 g/m^2/day. Modern waterproof shell fabrics have MVTRs exceeding 20000 g/m^2/day.

        If you don't carry a waterproof shell, and you're in a lot of wet weather (Pacific NW), this jacket may be the way to go. However, if you're carrying a full pack with a separate waterproof shell, I would suggest you consider a more breathable and versatile alternative.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels too long
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


        Excellent Jacket

        By Brad

        from Birmingham, AL

        About Me Casual Dresser

        Verified Buyer


        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile
        • Warm


          Best Uses

          • Bad Weather
          • Daily Use
          • Going Out
          • Outdoor Activities
          • Travel

          Comments about Generator Alpine Jacket - Men's:

          Very well made jacket. Sleeves are plenty long. I am 6 foot, 165lbs and a medium fits me perfect. Not too baggy, but plenty of room to layer underneath. Traveling the world in a bunch of different climates, I think this will prove to be an extremely versatile jacket to have in any outdoor arsenal.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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            How does RAB Generator Alpine Jacket run size wise? I would normally order large if they are cut as regular sizing as supposed to trim, slim or fitted. I'm a 43 in suit jacket. Thanx,

            Asked on 2/12/2013 by None from Long Beach, NY

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            • A:

              A large in this coat will fit someone with a 43 inch chest and a 34 inch waist. If you have a 46 inch chest, go up a size to the XL.

              Answered on 2/13/2013 by Community Answer from None
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              The Rab Generator Alpine Jacket runs true to size, but to find your true size, you will need to measure your chest, waist and arm length and compare that to their sizing chart.

              Answered on 2/14/2013 by Hannah from CampSaver - Gear Expert
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