Rab Men's Microlight Alpine Jacket
Extremely lightweight and warm jacket
This jacket is an essential piece of equipment for any expedition. It is incredibly lightweight and packs up into its own pocket. This allows you to take it even when you have limited space and you will feel secure knowing its there should the weather take a turn for the worst. The jacket it surprisingly warm considering how lightweight it is. The fit is very slim which allows you to wear an outer shell of the same sizing on top of it but you can still fit a fleece on underneath it. The down is specially treated hydrophobic down so it also works well in damp conditions, but not in heavy rain. The jacket is so light, that when worn you barely notice it and there is plenty of range of moment when wearing it - thus making it good for climbing in. Finally, the insulated hood is great, very warm and the wire in it keeps it up. Mine stayed on fine in 60mph + winds. Great Jacket overall.
02 December 2013
Really nice jacket. Medium size fits me extremely well ( 5'10", Lean frame).
Length is decent and the small bulkiness of the jacket means that it fits in comfortable under my hardshell when the weather turns. Cuffs are comfortable and hold in place well.
Decent construction throughout, been abusing it and haven't noticed any "migration" or pooling of down at any point.
Hood is good fit for me although isn't too helmet friendly.
Folds up into its own breast pocket and forms a nice wee pillow if you are someone who likes their multi use items.
Hydrophobic- doesnt like the rain, but fairs much better than others.
Looks bomber and its toasty warm- friends keep stealing it over their own down which I take as a good sign!
04 November 2013
Light and warm
This jacket is a very light weight high performance garment! Dont let its feather light weight fool you!
27 May 2013
Sent the wrong size
I am not sure if I was sent the wrong size because it was so large, very generous sizes of not
02 July 2013
Incredibly warm and light
I have worn this jacket on 3 ski trips this year. It really is a first rate jacket. I have worn it as an outer layer and it has kept me warm even in temperatures down to minus 35. That is really saying something as I have pretty low body fat and generally feel the cold. I could not believe that a jacket as light as this could be so warm. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The only small problem I have had is that the jacket is so light and thin that it is prone to being nicked by the ski edges when you are carrying them and I have had to sew one little cut up as it was shedding the down through it. RAB - almost the perfect jacket but a little more reinforcement on the shoulders would prevent this.
20 March 2013
Very pleased does what it says
Warm light innovative and easy to stuff into its pocket and take into the back country when you need it
08 January 2013
Rab Microlite Jacket
My son has been looking at these jackets for some time and I ordered this for his christmas present. When it arrived I could not believe how small and light the parcel was. The jacket itself is beautiful and my son looks gorgeous in it. It is very soft and warm and my son says it is brilliant.
01 January 2013
Exactly what I was looking for, fulfilled expectations !
Great colour and fit, generous hood and deep pockets, zipper grips easy to get hold of. Chosen size allows for layering. Looks and feels great, love it !
14 January 2013