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Massdrop x Rab Kinetic Jacket

Massdrop x Rab Kinetic Jacket

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Hi Everyone,
Good news! The Massdrop x Rab Kinetic Jackets have arrived at the warehouse and we're planning on sending them out early. We estimate that the jackets will ship by the end of next week (February 9).
If you need to change your delivery address please contact community support through your transactions page ( by Tuesday, February 6 at 5pm PT.
We’re looking forward to everyone receiving the Massdrop x Rab Kinetic Jacket ahead of schedule!
Are these last years model? They aren’t the same as the website. Does it have grey inner or white?
Hello Everyone,

We are ecstatic to announce our first collaboration with Rab, probably best known for their high-end performance waterproof and down jackets. We've been working with them since the early days of our Ultralight Community here, with tremendous community response based on the high quality, excellent fit, top-end materials and focused design. 

Rab came out with the Kinetic Plus last year, quickly winning numerous awards, accolades and top reviews. Check out the Editors' Choice Award for Backpacker Magazine:

If you're looking for a superb waterproof shell, but are looking for something comfortable and subtle in appearance, this is it. 
This rain jacket is very unlike most rain jackets you've tried - it is not shiny, loud, or stiff. It's breathability is at the highest end of what's possible for a rain jacket. it's quiet when you walk, subtle in looks, and super stretchy. It moves with you, rather than either restricting you or being too bulky. This jacket excels spring/summer/fall with it's focus on breathability, slim fit and minimalist feature set, yet it can be used all year round.

While we love the Kinetic Plus, we worked with Rab to come up with a more minimalist version for our Massdrop members. What we've changed:

1) Removed the hand pockets, and replaced with a hidden zippered chest pocket. This saves weight and makes it pack down smaller, but perhaps more importantly is that it increases breathability. Every pocket means there is a double layer of fabric, which inhibits breathability. Also, hand pockets can be difficult to access when wearing a backpack or harness. Handily, the jacket packs into the chest pocket for easy carry.

2) Removed the velcro wrist closures. Again, saves weight and space, but also slightly increases breathability while removing a complexity we don't feel is necessary with a stretch shell. 

3) New colorway of all-black for men and women, and the slate/salmon for men.
Delivery Time: Right now, we're conservatively expecting an April 2018 delivery for this, which is perfect time for it's intended use. We're working to get that delivery date moved up meaningfully and I'll  periodically update you all throughout the production process. 

A note on fit: Rab clothing is known for their athletic cut, with slightly longer torso and arms for unrestrained motion. This jacket is particularly slim, which works because the fabric is so danged stretchy. However, it is not designed for layering over much clothing. It should fit over a light to mid-weight baselayer, and that's about it. If you're looking for something to layer over a puffy jacket or just prefer a more relaxed fit, please size up

From Rab: "Our Slim Fit garments are designed to be worn closer to the body or over layers such as base-layers and light mid-layers. Close fitting for maximum performance when moving dynamically."
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Hi Locus, I have a size 42 chest and have the original jacket in size L. It's VERY snug around the ole pecs. You should probably size up, especially if you want to wear anything other than just a compression under armour shirt underneath
My husband is that size and generally a large in Rab jackets works well for him.
How does this jacket compare to the Outdoor Research - Foray that drops regularly for a similar, if not same price?
Anyway i can request expedited shipping, i ordered on Monday (10) with estimated ship date of Thursday (13)/Friday (14). I need this this jacket on Wednesday (19).
Wow, this would be a no brainer for me if you haven't removed both pockets and Wrist straps. What is the purpose of a waterproof rating if rain slips through the sleeves? Then, what is this jacket for anyway if the waterproof of it is useless? You have removed key features to reduce the weight in 0,1% but killed the main purpose of it, so you have a jacket that is as lightweight as the original but excellent in nothing. Fortunately I found an even better deal on an original design Kinetic Plus jacket. Next year's Rab Kinetic Alpine is going to be awesome. I hope to see it here on massdrop, but please do not kill this future jacket too.
hi guys,
i have been searching for this jacket at a reasonable price (below the USD 230 list price )for quite a long time, but the features you have removed from the Massdrop edition are a deal breaker for me.

1.- No pockets ?, I got several soft shells form RAB, and if they don't use hand pockets, they use Big napoleon chest pockets, I do own the torque and the sawtooth, the later one has regular pockets. but the torque is for me perfect for you as an example of what the Massdrop edition should be, it does do not interfere with the pack or the wader, and you can store there all what you need for your adventures.

2.- Wrist straps are for me a must it is raining and you have to reach something hight all the time, or move constantly your hands, Climbing, fly fishing..., for me it does not make any sense to remove this feature. ( just my two cents, and I am quite open to rethink why does make sense this to you in other uses.

3.- two way opening is something you do appreciate if you are climbing and frankly more than we can admit, looks sometimes silly but it is simply a great feature.

just my two cents

Looks great for the rain- how would this fare in snow?
No hand pockets? Because walking in the rain with your hands in pant pockets makes sense? Too bad, cuz seemed like a good jacket
Did you make your own design or is this last years model? The one on there website is different? Is the interior grey or white?

Really wanted this coat, but the sizing doesn't work for me. To get my sleeve length (36) I'd have to get an Extra Large, but then it would be 6 inches wider than I am. A nice not so formfitting blanket at that point lol. No love for slim and tall.
Does anyone have information on how to wash these? Do you need to use a special detergent like Nikwax?
tyler256 In short, yes, use a Nikwax or similar product
Anyone else having problems getting a response from Massdrop support? I had a support thread going about this item and they went silent on me. I've been following up for three weeks and haven't heard anything.
First drop, 2nd, third? Am I missing the bar that usually shows what stage it's at?

I have not been here in a while so maybe they made changes.
looks like a great jacket. I just wish it had two-way zips and a stowable hood, both of which are very helpful for bicycling (ventilation and vision).
Can this be worn over a undershirt and dress shirt within the size chart or is sizing up recommended?
You should be able to wear it over a dress shirt/undershirt but not much more than that. Would suggest sizing up if you want the freedom to wear over a sweater. If you prefer the overall look of a slim fit, sizing true to size would be best.