I wanted to start a new feature on our site, and provide a weekly product feature. In these product features we will highlight the benefits and shortcomings of reviewed products.
This week we will feature my favorite clothing item. The Rab PS Ziptop, it is a fleece top that is extremely versatile.
If you have seen me, Worldwide, since 2010 either; hiking, at a hiking event, mowing the lawn, going out to dinner. I was probably wearing this, and I just love it. It performs extremely well and is extremely versatile.
The Polartec Powerstretch™ fabric is unreal. It offers unmatched; next to skin comfort, moisture transport, and drying performance. Rab has done a great job with this item. It is a great utility garment that has uses in every region of the US. This has replaced my Patagonia R3 for a few reasons. Below are the features I find most beneficial.
2/3's length zipper
The zipper length is a huge step up from the competition that offer much shorter zippers. The longer zipper allows the wearer a few extra miles or hills before they have to shed this layer in the morning.
Wicks moisture well
It wicks extremely well and dries very quickly.
- Every morning I wear this out of camp over a performance t shirt. On colder days I add a capilene 2 or 3 in between the tshirt and the Rab PS Ziptop.
- One of these worn every hiking day, at minimum a few hours, has lasted me the entire PCT, JMT, CDT, CT, and part of the AT.