Rab Microlight Jacket

2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   2
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Reviews

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I received this as a Christmas present last year and…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a personal gift

Summary

I received this as a Christmas present last year and I love it. It is very lightweight, and very warm. I take it on backpacking trips because it is really easy to pack too. My only problem is when it rains, it's waterproof, I just don't think it's very good for the jacket.

Pros

  • Warm
  • Lightweight
  • Easily packable

Cons

  • The zipper is on the girls side

My only problem is when it rains, it's waterproof, I just don't think it's very good for the jacket. 

Very much worth the price you pay.

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Bought it to be used as a mid layer instead of a fleece…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new

Summary

Bought it to be used as a mid layer instead of a fleece jacket, it's light almost windproof.. I have a model with a hood.

Pros

  • Light weighted
  • Almost windproof
  • Warm

Cons

  • Would have liked it to be more breathable

I have tested it in - 38°C and 25 m/s wind wearing a Haglôfs next to skin shirt and a normal long sleeved shirt, walking normal pace I had no problem keeping warm. I'm surprised about how windproof this jacket is and have not yet tried to use it as intended as a mid layer under my Haglöfs Spitz.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Rab's Men's Microlight Jacket page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Rab Microlight Jacket is perfect for layering or as an ultralight, packable insulating piece. It is ideal for fast and light activities, from Alpine climbing to mountain marathon use but also great for lightweight backpacking and casual use. This amazing jacket stuffs into it's own pocket for easy packing.

- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version

Whether you're making an alpine ascent or climbing single-pitch routes up the canyons, weight will always be something on your mind. That's why Rab designed its Men's Microlight Down Jacket to keep the weight down so you don't have to sacrifice warmth for more gear. This jacket is made out of Pertex Microlight fabric, which is windproof, breathable, and the lightest of the Pertex fabrics. In order to increase its durability, Rab added a nylon ripstop lining so you don't have to worry about the jacket tearing from jagged rocks at the belay stance. The Microlight is insulated with 125 grams of 750-fill European goose down to keep you warm in moderately cold conditions. This jacket has a slim-fit design, which means it's ideal for using as a midlayer for extremely cold and wet ski sessions. The Lycra-bound cuffs keep cold air from breezing up its sleeves and feel soft against your skin. Rab made the chest pocket to double as a stuff sack so you can compress it down and take it with you anywhere despite how much space you have, or don't have.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version

Free Shipping. Rab Men's Microlight Jacket FEATURES of Rab Men's Microlight Jacket Pertex(R) Microlight outer fabric 100% nylon ripstop inner 750FP European Goose Down (125g/4oz in size L) Mini stitch-through baffle construction YKK front zip, internal insulated zip baffle,chin guard 2 YKK zipped hand warmer pockets 1 YKK zipped chest pocket, doubles asintegrated stuff sack Lycra(R) bound cuffs Hem drawcord Fit: Slim SPECIFICATIONS of Rab Men's Microlight Jacket Weight: 410g / 14oz 30d/30d 50g/m2 100% nylon This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

Perfect for cool summer nights camping in the mountains, the Rab Microlight Down Jacket for men. This down puffy jacket makes a great lightweight outer layer for summer camping at the mountain lake, or it works as an insulating mid-layer for wintertime mountaineering and powder days. 750 fill European goose down provides premium warmth that compresses well, so you can stuff this jacket into its own chest pocket and stash it in your pack when the sun is high in the sky. Narrow baffle construction stabilizes the down insulation so you don't have any cold spots, and durable zippered hand pockets and chest pocket store your headlamp, gloves, hand warmers and snacks. A slim fit helps to hold in your body heat, and Lycra bound hem and cuffs seal out chilly drafts.

- Altrec Outlet refers to the men's version