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A jacket has to take a lot of abuse to become an Editors’ Choice pick, and the Rab Kinetic Plus, which won the honor in 2017, is no exception. On testing trips in rain and sleet, it shrugged off drizzles and brushes with rocks alike, and did it without ever steaming up on the inside. Made of Rab’s proprietary Proflex material, which combines a PU backer with a stretchy, knit nylon outer, the Kinetic Plus moved with us on scrambles in Colombia’s Cordillera Central without constricting our arm movement. Our gear editor said it felt “like a long-sleeve T-shirt,” but it still packs weather-ready touches like a double-brimmed hood with a visor to keep out the rain, making it a perfect piece for spring adventures with unpredictable weather. Buy the Rab Men’s Kinetic Plus Softshell Jacket now starting at $149 (35% off) / Buy the Rab Women’s Kinetic Plus Softshell Jacket Now starting at $160 (30% off)