Worn as a warm midlayer or standalone outer for fast ascents in the likes of the Chamonix Valley, the Microlight Summit is a streamlined technical jacket for when weight is a concern but function is paramount.
Constructed with cutting edge Pertex® Quantum Infinity Weave™ fabric, the Microlight Summit Jacket eliminates the need for stitch through baffles, reducing weight and increasing weather resistance. Filled with 750 fill power ethically-sourced hydrophobic down, it combines warmth with increased wind and weather resistance.
Perfected for moving fast in alpine environments, the Microlight Summit features a slightly longer fit in the body, harness-compatible hand pockets, and a two-way front zip with an insulated zip baffle and chin guard to maximise comfort. Stretch nylon cuffs fit easily over gloves, while the helmet-compatible hood features an internal stretch gaiter to seal out wind. Internal stretch-bound hood seams reduce hood volume when worn without a helmet.
Inspired by decades of experience in the mountains, the Microlight Summit is a truly alpine jacket: lightweight and packable, while offering increased durability, warmth and weather resistance.
If you want a revolutionary down jacket then look no further than the Rab Microlight Summitt. This jacket is lightweight, packable and gives great insulation when on high peaks or mountains. Made from Pertex a brilliant Quantum Infinity Weave fabric this jacket provides you with the insulation needed for day long warmth. Pertex weaves yarns of fabric in and out of itself to create baffle tubes in one singular construction. This reduces the need for thread and reduces the overall weight of the down jacket incredibly.
This men's down jacket looks clean and smart and is highly water and wind resistant due to the Pertex fabric and the undeniable fact there are less stitching holes everywhere. This jacket prides itself on giving the wearer day long comfort and warmth and can pack down small ready for the pack or daysack. The insulation is a super high-quality 750FP Hydrophobic Goose Down which packs down to a fraction of its original size and has the best warmth to weight ration of any other insulating material. This Hydrophobic down is treated with Nikwax products to ensure they perform to the max in damp conditions. Hydrophobic down is not waterproof it dries much faster, absorbs less water and retains loft far better than untreated down. There is a DWR coating applied to the outer of the jacket to bead water away from the fabric.
This jacket comes with a fully helmet compatible hood that sits neat if you're not using one too! It has inner stretch seams which reduce the hood size without heavy cords and string. It has comfortable cuffs that fit over gloves and can also be pulled up the arm to give extra ventilation. If you're a climber it doesn't end there the jacket has a two way front zip so you can use your harness or ventilate more if desired. Once you're finished with this coat pack it down into it's own neat stuff sack hidden in the pocket.
Rab only uses RDS (Responsible Down Standard) Down in all of their jackets, therefore, you can be sure that no animals were subject to unnecessary harm in the making of this jacket. Take a look at more Rab products here.