Mad About Mountains is the epitome of a business that started 30 years ago and we think that Mad About Mountains is by far the best description of who we are.

We literally are Mad About Mountains.  They make us feel awesome.  We love being in them, on top of them, riding down them, running over them and…buying kit for them!

We’d kind of be a bit weird if we weren’t a bit mad about outdoor kit as we do work in an outdoor shop!

Madness aside…your kit is important, when you’re out in the elements you don’t want to worry if you have the right jacket or have that niggling feeling that your boots weren’t quite the best fit. 

The best kit you have is the kit you don’t think about!

We like to match people to kit.  There is no one size fits all and its important to remember that.  You have to find the best kit for you and then you will be at your best in the mountains.

How can we help?  Use us!  Use us for our kit experience.  We’re around kit all day every day and it counts.  We’re always talking to reps, getting training from brands, deciding what to stock for the next season, helping customers with decisions and most importantly wearing kit and using it ourselves.

We always try and stock a wide range to cover whatever you may need. 

And…whatever we have in the shop we do online as well.  If you have a query then FB message, call or e-mail us.

We’d like to hear from you!   Keep adventuring 😊

The Mad About Team

18-20 Market StreetKirkby Stephen Cumbria CA17 4QS

Rab Borealis Jacket - Steel

£63.00 £75.00
16% off
Select a colour
Rab Borealis Jacket - Ink
Rab Borealis Jacket - Steel
Rab Borealis Jacket - Dark Horizon
Have you found the Cheaper?
Ask us to Price Match it now


Season : ALLYEAR


Weight : 0.31KG

A lightweight Matrix softshell jacket combining wind resistance and high breathability with a small packsize.
Rab Borealis Jacket is a Rab's lightest softshell jacket combining wind resistance and high breathability with a small packsize. A low profile under helmet hood, 2 napolean chest pocket and slim fit makes this is a great climber's piece.

Men's Upper Body Measurements

Men's Sizes (Inches)



















Arm Length







Men's Leg Measurements

Men's Sizes (Inches)

























While all of our garments are sized to these measurements, you will find that the cut on jackets designed for use in more extreme

environments will be slightly more generous in the expectation that these designs will be used with additional/thicker mid-layers.

If you plan on using a jacket like this with fewer layers beneath it, please keep this in mind when selecting your size.

How To Measure


Measure horizontally around the fullest part of the chest.

Arm Length

Measure arm length from neck to wrist fold along the top of the arm with the arm fully extended.


Measure horizontally around the narrowest part of the waist, your natural waist, at the small of the back or where your body bends if you lean to the side.

Inseam Length

Measure from the crotch (top of inner thigh) to where you would want the hem to sit on your foot or shoe


Men's Gloves

Men's Sizes (Inches)






Hand Circumference





Hand Length





How To Measure

Hand Circumference

Measure around the fullest part of the hand; around the knuckles and excluding the thumb

Hand Length

Measure from the line of your wrist to the top of your middle finger


Men’s Gaiters

Measurements in footwear sizes





Footwear Size





Sizes (Inches)






Head Circumference







    Need some help?

    We've tried to give you as much information as possible but if there's something missing that you need to know, you can get in touch with us below.

    View Our FAQ's for more help

    Delivery within the United Kingdom

    All of our stock levels are live and orders received by 12 midday will be shipped same day. Orders received after midday will still be shipped that day if possible, but we can’t guarantee it. If errors occur in our warehousing stock control system and an item/s are not available or delayed, you will be informed by us as soon as possible.

    We offer free delivery to the UK including Northern Ireland and the Scottish Highlands and Islands for all orders over £30.

    We use 2 different carriers depending on which is best for your area.

    Orders sent with Royal Mail will require a signature.  If you are not in when they deliver they should leave a card informing you how to collect your parcel.

    For those opting for DPD services you will have the option of selecting a safe place. For security DPD will take a photo of the parcel in the safe place or of the safe place itself and it will be deemed as being delivered and will now be the buyers responsibility. We cannot hold any responsibility for parcels going missing from your "safe place" if the customer instructs DPD for it to be left there.

    24 Hour or 'Next Day' delivery is subject to extended delivery times to some postcodes within UK Highlands & Islands

    Delivery to the rest of the World

    Austria 3 days  -  Belgium 2 days  -  Denmark 3 days  -  Finland 4-5 days  -  France 2-3 days  -  Germany 2-3 days

    Italy 3-4 days     Luxembourg 2 days  -  Netherlands 2 days  -  Poland 4 days  -  Republic of Ireland 2 days

    Spain 3-4 days  -  Sweden 4-5 days

    Please note that international orders can only be dispatched to the card holders address. Any orders to a third-party address will not be dispatched.

    For Jurisdictions where VAT does not apply then the VAT at the current rate will be deducted from your order at the Basket.

    EEC countries enjoy the free movement of goods. However, for customers outside the EEC it is the customer’s responsibility to pay any duties or customs charges applicable in the destination country and enquiries should be made with the relevant authority about such charges before ordering.


    View our full delivery information


    We want you to be entirely satisfied with every purchase made from and strive to offer you excellent quality, value and service at all times.

    Returns and Exchanges

    All items returned must be in perfect saleable condition and we reserve the right to decide if an item is sellable. If it is not suitable for resale we will not offer a refund or exchange. Items must

    • have tags attached to the garment
    • not smell of smoke, perfume or aftershave
    • have not been washed
    • be unmarked, unsoiled and not damaged
    • if footwear, have unmarked soles
    • if footwear, have not been worn outside
    • if footwear, be in original boxes which are unmarked and not written on

    To return an item or get it exchanged, please print a returns form from our website, click here, and complete all information.  Please put this form in the parcel with the item and ensure the item is safely packaged and returned within 30 days.

    Christmas Refunds - For Goods purchased for the Christmas season (with the exception of climbing equipment, Helmets and underwear) we extend our returns policy so that any goods bought during November and December may be returned by 10th January for a full refund or exchange.

    We will exchange or refund the cost of the item(s) where appropriate. Delivery costs will only be refunded should the product be found to be faulted or incorrectly delivered. 

    Please note that for the safety of all customers, we are unable to exchange or refund climbing equipment and helmets.


    View our full Returns Policy

    Click & Collect

    Click & Collect

    Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online combined with specialist personal retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you. Best of all the service is completely FREE!

    1. Add your items to your basket

    Use our website to browse our catalogue of products with stock availability. When you find the item you want simply add it to your basket like you usually would.

    2. Checkout using Click & Collect

    Scroll down and choose Click & Collect as your delivery method. Enter your postcode at the checkout to find your closest store.

    3. Choose the store of your choice and collect your items

    Choose a store of your liking, click continue and complete the rest of our standard checkout steps and you’re ready to collect your item in store.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When can I collect my order?

    For items you would like to collect from our Kirkby Stephen store, we will normally have your item/s ready to collect within 1-2 working days.

    For items you would like to collect from our Grassington store, we will normally have your item/s ready to collect within 4-5 working days. 

    If your collection is urgent please call us and we can check dates/times for you.

    How will I know when my order is ready?

    For every order we will send you an e-mail to let you know when your order is ready to collect.

    What do I need to collect my order?

    All we need is your order confirmation e-mail.  We will hold your order in store for 5 days, if you have any problems with getting to the store to collect your order please feel free to contact the collection store and we will happily extend this time where possible.

    Can Someone Else Collect My Order?

    Please contact the store you have chosen to collect from in advance and we will do our best to accommodate any changes relating to collection. 

    How do I cancel/change my order?

    If you wish to cancel your order or make any changes please contact the store directly, contact information can be found here. Please note, full refunds will be made via the original transaction made with our online team.

    How do I return my order?

    Our normal returns policy applies to all Click & Collect orders, for more information see our returns policy. You can also return directly to the store.



    Write a review

    Review This Item

    As rated by 0 Customers

    What do you think of Rab Borealis Jacket - Steel?

    • Your Forename
    • Your Email
    • How would you rate it?
    • Would You Recomend this product?
    • Yes: No:
    • Let others know your opinion.
    • Submit Review
    Ask a Question

    Send Us Your Question

    Hi, My name is
    My Email Address
    My Phone Number
    My question about Rab Borealis Jacket - Steel is...

    Technical Information

    • Lightweight matrix single weave fabric
    • DWR
    • 2 way stretch
    • Low profile under helmet hood with lycra binding
    • YKK VISLON front zip with chin guard
    • 2 YKK zipped, mesh-lined Napoleon chest pockets, left side doubles as integrated stuff sack
    • Lycra bound cuffs
    • Half hem drawcord
    • Reflective branding
    • UPF 50+
    • Slim fit
    • Weight large 300g


    Rab Borealis Jacket - Steel
    £63.00 £75.00
    16% off

    With Pre-Order, you can purchase the latest items added to our store in advance of them arriving with us.

    You Pre-Order is prioritised (at no additional charge); meaning that, as soon as the product arrives with us, we can wrap it straight back up and get it sent out to you - it often never even hits the stock room shelves!


    With Pre-Launch, the date when we expect to receive the product ourselves is still a little too hazy to be confident in accepting Pre-Orders.

    So, instead, you can submit your email address against the item you are interested in and we will email you as soon as stock arrives on the system.

    Estimated Delivery Dates

    Estimated Delivery Dates are given on Pre-Order and Pre-Launch products. They are for indication purposes only and can change at any time without notice.

    The dates we provide are based on indications given by our suppliers. Whenever we get updated information from our suppliers we will endeavour to update the Estimated Delivery Dates provided on product pages.


    Thanks for choosing his item ...

    Rab Borealis Jacket - Steel

    Would you like to see the special offer we have for you?


    Don't miss out

    Sign up to the our newsletter today!

    Secure Payments from Visa, Mastercard, Maestro
    Mad About Mountains ©
    Zesty Framework, Site Design & Integrated Ecommerce ©
    Citrus-Lime Limited

    Hey, get ahead of the curve.

    Sign-up below and you'll received sale previews, exclusive offers, first-looks at the latest products & Personalised recommendations

    Your first name (optional)
    Your surname (optional)
    Your email address
    Don't ask me again today, please.
    Sign-up is completely secure & Confidential
    To improve your shopping experience today and in the future, this site uses cookies.
    I Understand