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Daniel Collins
(Diablo-V)

Locale: Orlando FL
RAB Momentum replacement on 09/03/2013 07:38:51 MDT Print View

This is an offshoot of my "dream gear" thread where I am searching for the best rain gear.
There is a lot of good feedback on the momentum but alas, Rab has discontinued the model.

I searched the RAB home page and all of their light weight models now use Pertex Shield rather than eVent 3 layer which is used in the Momentum. The only eVent shells are now 20 oz and heavier. The Bergen model would best suite what I'm looking for except the ridiculous weight.
Should I give up on RAB or just try to find last years inventory (Momentum) somewhere?
Or, as an alternative, is there anything out there as good as the Momentum in eVent ?
Thanks.

Jennifer Mitol
(Jenmitol) - M

Locale: In my dreams....
Re: RAB Momentum replacement on 09/03/2013 09:59:19 MDT Print View

Is the Demand discontinued as well? That's what I have and it's 11 oz. great jacket by the way...

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: RAB Momentum replacement on 09/03/2013 10:10:30 MDT Print View

Yep the Demand is discontinued.

OMM and Westcomb seem to be the lightest at the moment.

Edited by stephenm on 09/03/2013 10:11:07 MDT.

Daniel Collins
(Diablo-V)

Locale: Orlando FL
demand on 09/03/2013 10:11:16 MDT Print View

I did not see the Demand model on their homepage either.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: RAB Momentum replacement on 09/03/2013 10:11:57 MDT Print View

"Is the Demand discontinued as well?"

They seem to be moving heavily into Pertex Shield+ for their lightweight waterproofs.

Jennifer Mitol
(Jenmitol) - M

Locale: In my dreams....
Re: Re: Re: RAB Momentum replacement on 09/03/2013 10:22:04 MDT Print View

Well that's a bummer. I love their stuff...

And so far, using the Rab Pulse as my I-don't-think-ill-actually-use-this jacket, I'm a huge fan of the pertex shield. But as I said, it's nice as an emergency jacket as opposed to something to wear all day every day. I can see why people don't think it's all that durable. Just haven't had the chance to use mine all that much just yet, so I can't say. But as pack filler? Awesome!

b willi jones
(mrjones) - F

Locale: best place in the world !?
Re: RAB Momentum replacement on 09/03/2013 13:29:36 MDT Print View

have you had a look at Montane?

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
RAB Momentum replacement on 09/03/2013 15:38:46 MDT Print View

Rab Momentum still available here, if you don't mind shipping from the UK. They take UK sales tax off the price when shipping to me here in NZ and their customers service is superb.

http://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/mens-clothing-c1/mens-waterproof-shell-c51/shell-jackets-c203/event-momentum-jacket-p427?attribute[1]=228

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: RAB Momentum replacement on 09/03/2013 18:19:48 MDT Print View

I have bought many items from that company when I lived in Europe and they have excellent customer service.

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Locale: MaxTheCyclist.com
Ringing some bells on 09/03/2013 18:26:54 MDT Print View

Is it possible a 2014 product launch is around the corner?

Daniel Collins
(Diablo-V)

Locale: Orlando FL
2014 on 09/03/2013 20:53:28 MDT Print View

I'm just judging from what's on their lineup at their home page.
They are showing multiple new designs so that may be the 2014 lineup .....

Daniel Collins
(Diablo-V)

Locale: Orlando FL
momentum eVent on 09/04/2013 07:30:04 MDT Print View

Jason they are sold out of the Medium sizes but I appreciate the idea, thanks.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: WNC
Re: RAB Momentum replacement on 09/04/2013 07:46:06 MDT Print View

The Myriad is 14 oz (L) in NeoShell. Everything in the Autumn/Winter 2013 catalog made of eVent is midweight or heavyweight.

Edited by simplespirit on 09/04/2013 07:49:18 MDT.

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
RAB Momentum replacement on 09/04/2013 11:12:23 MDT Print View

Daniel,

That campsaver link I gave in the other thread has a medium listed in "zest" color which is a green shade and is on sale for 195.00. Expensive for a jacket in general, but not for a 3L eVent jacket like the Momentum.

Daniel Collins
(Diablo-V)

Locale: Orlando FL
momentum on 09/04/2013 20:59:37 MDT Print View

Yeah if I can make up my mind by Fri am I might pull the trigger on that "Zest" jacket, if it's still there. Its twice the price for a Westcomb Shift Lt hoody which was on my short list as well. Color preferences be dammed.

J C
(Joomy) - M
Re: Ringing some bells on 09/06/2013 01:41:54 MDT Print View

"Is it possible a 2014 product launch is around the corner?"

There has been some 2014 previewed already, but as far as launching goes, their Autumn 2013 stuff is only just hitting shelves, so 6 months minimum until the new range. That said there are definitely some new lighter-weight eVent shells on the way from Rab.

Daniel Collins
(Diablo-V)

Locale: Orlando FL
Waiting on 09/06/2013 06:58:12 MDT Print View

Well I didn't order the Momentum just yet since I dont need it right away and think it's a good idea to wait a little and see what hits the sales, not to mention whatever new gear is in the works.
So I spent this weeks allowance on a cookstove instead .....

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: WNC
Re: 2014 Products on 09/06/2013 07:26:35 MDT Print View

Rab has no new eVent items in their Spring/Summer 2014 press kit. They do have some 3L Pertex Shield+ items FWIW.

Edited by simplespirit on 09/06/2013 07:28:16 MDT.

Doug L
(mothermenke) - F

Locale: Upstate NY
Rab Momentum is now the Newton on 09/06/2013 09:22:05 MDT Print View

Looks like the Momentum is getting some pocket placement tweaks and being renamed the Newton. Read towards the bottom to see the info:

http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/gear-news/2014-gear-preview---rab-launches-packs/11133.html

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Rab new jackets on 09/06/2013 10:18:51 MDT Print View

That article also says that Rab will be making some 3-layer Pertex Shield + jackets that should improve durability. Interesting.

Edited by saparisor on 09/06/2013 10:19:26 MDT.