The Rab Men's Microlight Alpine Down Jacket is a firm favourite with the outdoor enthusiast. With its many features and good qualities, it is the 'must-have' cold weather jacket this season.
The Alpine Microlight Jacket from Rab is designed with the outdoor enthusiast in mind. The Pertex Microlight is well balanced, providing lightweight weather protection whilst remaining durable and abrasion-resistant. Its softness allows down and synthetic insulation to fully loft. It's soft to touch and windproof and many more features including a hood that fits a helmet and has a wired peak, giving warmth and protection when out on exposed parts of the mountain. The mini stitch-through baffles contain Nikwax treated Hydrophobic top quality goose down so this jacket is going to perform brilliantly even on damp, snowy climbs or caught out in a storm. It packs down into its own stuff sack so there's more room for other gear or a waterproof in your pack.
In 2018 Rab celebrated ten years of the Microlight Jacket and its groundbreaking success in the manufacture of naturally insulated thermal jackets. They decided that it was time that the Microlight evolved to the next level of comfort and efficiency. Introducing side panels and a cleaner cut meant that the Jacket had a much closer fit thus making it warmer (not wasting any warm air between the wearer and the jacket). At the same time, the cut of the jacket does not restrict any movement making it highly suitable for climbing. The hood of the Microlight is also a closer fit thanks to a redefined shape and the cinch cords on either side of the face, again this improvement increases the efficiency of warmth retention - you can fit a helmet underneath the hood but it is a bit tight.
Constructed with Pertex® Quantum outer fabric, the Microlight Alpine is windproof and breathable, using 750 fill power ethically-sourced hydrophobic down to provide exceptional warmth without compromising on weight. Features include an adjustable hood with laminated brim and flexible polymer peak, diverted hood baffle lines for an anatomical fit, and clean finish elasticated cuff construction. Two harness-compatible hand pockets and a chest pocket provide easy access to storage. The Pertex Quantum outer is a super light densely woven fabric that provides some resistance to the wind and enables the down even better loft to maximise its ability to keep you warm. The down complies to the Responsible Down Standard which means that the source of the down can be traced ensuring that the birds have not been treated cruelly and that employees supplying the down are not exploited. The hydrophobic down which is water-resistant has been treated with Nikwax's fluorocarbon-free process.
The Microlight Alpine Jacket is the lightweight down jacket you can take anywhere, designed for use in situations where warmth, weight and packability are prime concerns. Inspired by decades of experience in the mountains, the Microlight Alpine is refined, resilient, and iconic: perfect for any adventure.
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