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Rab unveils lightweight Veil Vests for mountain running

Rab has unveiled its new Veil Vests for mountain and trail running. Sitting in Rab’s popular Skyline collection, the Veil Vests are designed for the intrepid mountain runner and offer outstanding comfort and performance.

The Veils’ lightweight construction using Mono Mesh fabric is worn rather than carried and offers multiple storage options. The Veil Vest is available in a six litre and a two-litre version, with three different size options each.

Following extensive research and testing, Rab chose Mono Mesh for the chassis as it provides improved levels of comfort, superior moisture management and stabilisation compared to other fabric frameworks. It is 50 per cent lighter and retains 70 per cent less water than alternative spacer mesh constructions.

Engineered with a ripstop construction, the Mono Mesh will not stretch when placed on the vertical axis. However, by placing strategic pieces cut on the bias, stretch is created in areas that must contour with the body. By panelling the Mono Mesh in this way, the Veil Vests provide a highly supportive and stable load carry, while maximising comfort and delivering optimum fit.

Veil 6

The Veil 6 is perfect for long distances across rocky terrain, where on-the-go access to water, snacks and other essentials is crucial. Form-fitting, lightweight and highly breathable, it keeps moisture to a minimum. The fully adjustable sternum fit system ensures a close fit without adding unnecessary weight.

The Veil 6 offers plenty of hydration options with two 500ml soft flasks (included) incorporated into the front, as well as a generous rear compartment which can hold a 2L water bladder alongside any essential layers.

Secure pockets with ultralight zip pulls will keep a key or card safe, while further large stretch pockets provide easy access to snacks or gels. When not needed, poles can be quickly stowed away using the bungee pole holder. Finished with a 100% fluorocarbon-free DWR.

RRP: £125 / 140€.

Veil 6
Veil 6 Lightweight, 6L mountain running vest with multiple storage options, hydration compatibility and finely tuned fit for complete freedom. Stash gear securely and stay hydrated on the move with on-the-go kit access and two 500ml Soft flasks included.

Veil 2

Built using breathable and lightweight Mono Mesh, the Veil 2 reduces moisture build-up and keeps things cool and comfortable. It is form-fitting and supportive thanks to the fully adjustable sternum fit system and side stretch panels, contouring to the body and reducing bounce over uneven ground.

Trail snacks and layers are within easy reach using the many stretchy stash pockets, including four on the front and a dual access one on the back. There’s also space to stow poles using the side bungee pole holder. Included are two 500ml soft flasks which can be slipped into the front of the vest. Finished with a 100% fluorocarbon-free DWR.

RRP: £115 / 130€.

Veil 2
Veil 2 Lightweight, breathable 2L mountain running vest with finely tuned fit for complete mobility. Stash gear securely and stay hydrated on the move with on-the-go access to kit and two 500ml Soft flasks included.

About Skyline

Mountain and trail running demand unrelenting focus as conditions conspire to pull you out of the zone. Designed with ultralight materials and no compromise on protection, Rab’s Skyline mountain running range for men and women is distilled from Rab’s most rugged mountain gear. Devoted to distance, where every gram counts, dedicated to runners in their element in any element. For aspiring trail runners, dedicated ultra-runners, and those looking just looking to keep on exploring. Designed to adapt so you can enjoy every run, from the first stride to the last satisfied step.

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