Rab Microlight Alpine ECO Down Jacket are the ideal choice for anyone engaging in cold weather outdoor pursuits. With a fresh design aesthetic and recycled construction, this highly packable jacket is the go-to system for rapid warmth when the temperature drops.
This jacket has been fine-tuned since its inception making it a one of the most versatile jacket for mountain use. In the latest upgrade Rab has taken a huge turn towards sustainability by using recycled material without compromising performance. Rab is taking the necessary steps to reduce their impact and has already been certified as carbon neutral company in 2020 and is aiming to be net zero by 2030.
Down jackets are popular with hikers, their unobtrusive design, soft fabrication and sung fit design which gives unconstrained movement to the arms and torso which can be important when scrambling over rocks or negotiating other difficult terrain.
The outer fabric is a downproof recycled 30D Ripstop Nylon (Pertex Quantum) with DWR coating. The DWR coating provides an extra layer of water resistance and drizzle typically beads off the jacket. Ripstop fabrics add a very important feature to the jacket i.e. in case you get a tear in the jacket then it will not spread and stay contained to the damaged area.
The inner fabric is a softer recycled 20D ripstop nylon without any coating which helps the jacket optimize better with the body temperature and wicks sweat more efficiently as well when active. The fabrics are tightly woven nylon which is a synthetic fabric and in itself provides water resistance coupled with the DWR coating it beads off mild rain.The fill of the jacket is also treated with Nikwax hydrophobic down treatment which prevents the down from getting wet.Added inner lining in the front (chest) & storm flaps behind the zipper provide another barrier from oncoming rain.Finally, it dries up very quickly – The jacket is not waterproof but wicks moisture very effectively.
The jacket packs small into the stuff sac (provided with the jacket) and does not take up much space in your pack thus one can always be kept handy in changing conditions.
The wired peaked hoods which give superior protection from the elements and together with drawstrings at the waist and hem these jackets provide superior levels of comfort and performance in the field.
Rab Microlight Alpine ECO Down Jacket offer the outdoor enthusiast hardwearing and functional upper body wear. Jackets can be twinned with torque pants for a rugged but on trend look when out in the mountains.
Rab’s exceptional attention to the detail ensures that you feel comfortable in tough conditions and lets you focus on your game. The Microlight truly checks all the boxes of a versatile, multifunctional jacket.