RabNucleus Fleece Hooded Jacket - Women's

The Rab Women's Nucleus Fleece Hooded Jacket is so lightweight and soft that layering and moving is a breeze, as this jacket offers breathability, warmth, and comfort that moves with you. The back has a grid design that regulates temperature while polygiene odor treatment keeps things fresh and clean. A cozy combination of polyester and spandex hugs your body for a close-to-skin fit with a fixed hood that securely rests on your head, even under your helmet.

  • Polyester, spandex
  • Polygiene odor treatment
  • Slim fit, hip length
  • Fixed hood
  • Chest zip pocket
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Good features, poor fabric quality

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XS (UK 8)

Love the cozy warmth of this fleece layer, and it moves well with me for climbing on chilly days. Can wear a baselayer or two under it, and still fit my harness over everything without bulk. Hood is great for wind or light rain, and the half zip makes it easy on and off.

I'm extremely disappointed by the quality of the fabric though. After a single wear, there was excessive pilling on the chest, forearms and armpits. I'm not body smearing on rock here, simply belaying and crossing my arms to chat between climbs caused this. I bought it to use as a technical layer but after a few wears I know the fabric is going to disintegrate, and I can't imagine what a washing machine would do to it.

Loved this thicker baselayer

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: UK 12

I wear this not just for camping and running but also in my freezing commute every morning. Its super comfortable and pretty stylish. Highly recommended this product.