Trail-friendly fit and function.
Great for alpine adventures in the summer, the Rab Women's Helix Capri Pant offers a movement-friendly length with ample stretch when you're climbing, peak bagging, and hiking. Matrix SWS fabric wicks moisture for a cool, comfortable feel on the trail. Knee articulation allows for enhanced movement when you're high-stepping over obstacles and precariously placing your feet on the ascent. You'll also find a YKK zippered thigh pocket for stashing maps and trail snacks within easy access.
- Matrix SWS fabric (93% polyester, 7% spandex)
- Double-snap waist closure
- Zippered YKK thigh pocket
- Knee articulation
- Regular fit, 3/4-length
- Q & A
Not the best for a pear shape
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Size Bought: XL
These seem good quality, but the fit is better for a straight figure vs a curvy pear. They fit, but the waist was gaping in the back for me, and a little too slender in the thighs to be practical for active use.
For a straighter figure these would probably work out great. They seem to be generally flattering, and the fabric feels durable, but still has some stretch to it for movement.
What's not to love
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Size Bought: EU38/US S/UK10
Ok so first off, these capris are awesome when it comes to being stain resistant. I spilled a small bottle of hair jel on my lap while on the way to an appointment. Horrified, I wiped what I could off with a wet nap and watched as the the stain dried leaving no evidence of a water ring mark or darkened spot. Wow what a relief! The zippered leg pocket is big and makes it easy to get things in and out without much effort. I love this pocket feature because it holds whatever I'm carrying on my thigh rather than my calf or knee where it would flop around while walking. The capris are very comfortable to wear, too The fabric is thicker than I would've imagined, but I was surprised how quickly it dried after washing. They came out of the washer nearly dried and took no time to dry (on my clothesline, not in my dryer). The stitching looks strong, the high quality of materials, and well made construction make this my new favorite capris. The only reason I won't be wearing these in five years is probably because I will have lost them. I didn't know if I could classify the product as "runs small" or "true to fit". I'll just say they fit perfectly for my body for the size I ordered, but like things a little more baggy.
I'd like to encourage others to share their product reviews with the community. I always read reviews before I buy any product. It helps me make more informed choices. So I hope this helps someone out there who isn't certain of this capri. If you haven't tried any RAB gear before just know you are getting nothing but the best. I have yet to be disappointed and usually shop RAB first when shopping for anything I need and they make. Period.
Rab Matrix Fabrics
The Matrix range of fabrics is a family of softshell fabrics specially chosen by Rab for their unique performance qualities.
Here at Rab we use Matrix DWS (Double Weave Stretch), SWS (Single Weave Stretch) and SW (Single Weave) across a range of our legwear and light-weight products.