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750 fill down wrapped up in durable Pertex Microlight

An adaptable, streamlined down jacket: perfect for Alpinists, fantastic day-to-day!

With superior quality, 750 fill hydrophobic goose down insulation wrapped up in durable, weather resistant Pertex outer fabric, the Microlight Alpine Jacket offers maximum warmth for minimal weight. The narrow baffle structure minimises down migration and provides optimum loft. The hood and even the zip baffle are down-filled, for all-over protection from cold and windchill, and it packs into the chest pocket for minimal storage.

Clean lines and uncluttered, simple design make this down jacket ideal as part of the layering system for climbing or alpine adventures, but this versatile piece is equally at home for day to day use or for lightweight backpacking.

The Microlight Alpine Jacket is the perfect choice when warmth, weight and packability are important considerations.

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Product Features

  • Fabric: Pertex Microlight (100% nylon)
  • Insulation: hydrophobic European goose down (750 fill)
  • Mini stitch-through baffles
  • Down-filled hood, wired peak
  • 2 zipped handwarmer pockets
  • Zipped chest pocket
  • Front zip with internal insulated zip baffle
  • Lycra bound cuffs
  • Fit: Slim
  • Weight: 445g

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30 Customer reviews for this product

Nice and warm jacket
Reviewed By Helge, 07 Apr 2015

When I go cross-country skiing during the winter in Norway I need to change into something warm when I make a stop. I always put my RAB Microlight Apline Jacket in my rucksack when I go skiing or on a camping trip in the summer. I sometimes use a small rucksack and it fits nicely in my sack because the jacket does not weigh more than 140 g. After skiing some time I always get warm, but when I stop I change into this jacket and I will not get could. If I go hiking and rambling in the Norwegian mountains I need to get into something warm when I get out of my sleeping bag in the morning. A small but warm and waterproof jacket is always the best way to keep warm during a cold morning. The only problem is that the jacket is expensive.



Highly Recommended!
Reviewed By Colin, 02 Apr 2015

So happy I bought this Jacket. I had been debating whether or not to buy it due to the price and it not being a proper outer jacket. After trying it on my mind was made up...the fit of the jacket is great for me (I'm quite small at 5'9 and weigh about 12.5 stones. I chose the Large as I wanted to have it primarily for the tops of Munros where stopping usually cools me down too much. The large size for me allows it not to be too baggy and fit some layers underneath. The hood is really good with a wire rim and adjustable strings as well as on the waist. Elasticated cuffs keep air in and you warm up quickly. I also usually have the car heater on full blast (and get in trouble from my girlfriend for it) but now I can sit warm and snug with no heating on! Packs down small and into chest pocket for space saving!



Top Class Jacket
Reviewed By S, 27 Mar 2015

Really comfortable, well made, and serves well as a lightweight jacket.I look forward to many years use.



Great piece for cold endeavors
Reviewed By Jeff, 14 Feb 2015

Although "microlight" is in the name, my XXL weighs in at just over a pound. That makes it a little heavier than my other choices. On the other hand, it is clearly better made and has a more solid feel to it. Not so much of a "tissue paper" type feel to this. The hood is by far the best hood I've ever tested on any jacket, insulated or otherwise. A snug fit and a wire brim make it so that I was American manufacturers used those ideas. One drawback is that it seems a bit short. I'm a long 193 cm tall, and I just feel an extra inch or two in length around the hem would be perfect. Perhaps I'm nitpicky. Rab and Cotswold never disappoint.



Excellent jacket in the right conditions
Reviewed By Richard, 12 Jan 2015

A nice well made jacket from Rab. Nice fit, I bought a large where I would normally wear a medium as I wanted this jacket as a re-enforcement layer to wear over my active shell/waterproof. The hood is big enough to accommodate your under garments that have hoods but doesn't have a volume control only front closure cord which is a shame as it would be a 5 star jacket for sure if it had this feature. I found it wasn't warm enough for anything below -3 where you are sitting around for a while in the mountains to be honest and have since ordered another Rab which has a heavier insulation layer. It sheds light rain and snow well and even though a bought a bigger than usual size to go on the top of all my layers this still can work well as a mid layer or a shell for the high street. Over all this is recommended but if you want a warm up jacket for prolonged stops when the weather is below freezing you probably want something heavier.



Reviewed By James , 17 Nov 2014

I spent a good few months deciding whether or not to buy this jacket, I'm so glad I did. Took it to Paris in November (rainy and cold). Most days I wore a t-shirt or shirt with this jacket and it was fantastic. I recommend it and would buy again.



just awesome
Reviewed By Daniel, 30 Oct 2014

Brilliant jacket, well fitted and not to bulky.
Had been uming and aring about it for a while because of the price but it really is worth it.
it packs down to nothing and super warm.
Couldn't recommend it enough.



Great addition to outdoor wear
Reviewed By Helen, 18 Jan 2014

Bought this RAB for my other half - his old one was 20 years old.
He loved it.
Looks great, super lightweight, works well under the ski jacket, in the mountains or walking to the pub on a cold winters night.



Questionable durability
Reviewed By , 31 Dec 2013

Fantastic looking jacket and was certainly my first choice for a lower-weight down jacket, particularly as I'm a big fan of Rab. However, had to return after the stitching on the seems started to fail after a couple of months - wearing only out in the street (and not yet on a mountain). Also, lots of feathers leaking from different seems. From the previous reviews this could be a one off but don't think the build would be tough enough for mountain use and was expecting more to be honest - disappointed.
Also, hood not sufficient to go over a helmet for use on climbing belays.
Conclusion - is this good-looking street wear or for genuine 'alpine' use??



Toasty warm yet looks so cool
Reviewed By Michael, 22 Dec 2013

As I have just started a BTEC in Outdoor Adventure Sports, I needed a jacket that was not only very warm but lightweight and small enough to pack away in my rucksack. I love it! It has been invaluable during many different activities and I can't recommend it highly enough.



light weight and warm
Reviewed By barrie, 15 Dec 2013

extremely versatile jacket packs down really small so it doesn't take up much space in your rucksack it is also very light .Ideal on its own or under a hard shell on wet days on the mountains ,good all round jacket good insulation without bulk or weight ,it also looks good , so can be worn down pub



Best thing since sliced bread
Reviewed By Lee, 11 Dec 2013

Wow! What a jacket, works in any environment, and has the look to be worn casually too, overall a descent bit of kit...



High quality. Small vanity
Reviewed By Gerardo, 21 Jul 2013

For me it is not a casual jacket, the high quality fabrics and technical performance avoids me to use it every day. It is not a new jacket but it’s simple and clear design probably never will be old-fasioned.

You can find a lot of reviews but in fact they all talks about the correct strong points:

Lightweight. Only 345 grams for the Large, similar weight of your smart phone, wallet and key-ring all together (it obviously depends of the number of keys and coins but for sure we had more than we need).

Compressible. You can keep it in the chest “napoleon” pocket with a similar size of 5 or 6 small apples.

Warm. Thanks to the Pertex layer and the goose feathers.

This three points, makes this jacket very comfortable and useful. I had found it ideal for climbing.

I use to share it with my “rope couple” in a traditional multi-pinch route. If the climbing becomes windy or cold you can use it for climbing too and it really takes a small part of our backpack.
The main function I give to it is probably in the winter bouldering sessions. When I finish the warm up, I only need a t-shirt and this jacket between tries. It really keeps your body-heat close to you.

I expected a lot, but this jacket can offer more than I need in most situations.



Amazing lightweight jacket
Reviewed By Harrison, 19 Apr 2013

Bought this jacket 18 months ago and since it has been my number one to wear for all occasions. As an everyday jacket and for the mountain it is prefect fit, warm and wind resistant, keeps me warm against a strong mountain wind.
Have used this for walking, climbing and even skiing in Norway, so it works!
First thing I pack for days out, a versatile jacket for every activity!



simply awsome
Reviewed By James, 13 Apr 2013

This coat just proves u dont have to spend loads to keep warm going to buy a second one its that good.



Big things come in small packages!
Reviewed By Alex, 03 Apr 2013

My friend Dan and I have been having an ongoing 'who has the best kit' argument for the past few years, and I think I can safely say I am currently holding lead position.
When I first bought this jacket, It's light weight and low price tricked me into thinking it wouldn't be warm or durable enough for my use. How wrong I was! This jacket offers surprising warmth for it weight. Its size means I can just roll it up or fold it into its own pocket,throw it into my bag and forget all about it until it's needed. It acts as a perfect mid layer or even an outer shell on dry days as it is fully wind resistant and even resists all but the heaviest downpour. It is also extremely comfortable to wear, with a cosy hood, soft inner chin panel, toasting hot hand warmer pockets and an all round snugness-I feel genuinely happy when wearing it! The only criticism that I have is that the waist seam does not have a draw chord but instead has an elastic seam which is, well, not very elastic. This makes it rather loose around the waist which looks slightly odd on skinny old me. However this is overcome once I am wearing a harness or outer layer. If it wasn't for that small dislike I would definitely have given it five stars. As strange as this may sound, the jacket feels as if it has a built in thermostat as it keeps me warm when I need to be but not too warm when I don't need to be. This makes it perfect for climbing in cold conditions, for sitting at camp in the evenings and adds at least a season if not two to your sleeping bag. It also makes a great casual jacket and triumphs over anything my friend or I have. If you're not sure about getting this the answer is simple-BUY IT NOW! (unless you're Dan, in which case it wouldn't suit you at all)



Small, but packs a punch!
Reviewed By James, 24 Mar 2013

Very toasty jacket, which works well on its own or under a waterproof as a layer system! Packs down to nothing in the chest pocket so it never takes up much space. Lovely elastic cuffs so stop chill up your arms. Hood is also insulated to keep you ears cosy. I use this as a coxswain in a rowing boat where it gets awfully cold in the winter months. It's also good to wear casually if your nipping to the shops or just out and about :) Overall, its a really warm jacket and id highly recommend for this cold cold 'spring'. Don't let the 'light' part of the name put you off, because, yes it is, but its also pretty darn warm :)



Excellent warm and lightweight Jacket!
Reviewed By Andrew, 25 Feb 2013

I got this Jacket for use during the winter period as I wanted something warm, however I wanted something I could move easily in and wouldn't restrict any movement and this jacket certainly delivers, It is lightweight yet extremely warm and windproof even in the most exposed places, Brilliant jacket.



Great stand alone or used under a waterproof
Reviewed By Robin, 18 Jan 2013

Offers much better warmth than you expect from such a light weight jacket. Perfect by it's self or layered with a waterproof outer layer. Just the right thickness to not feel too bulky. Looks great in the twilight a real cool jacket



Great warm jacket
Reviewed By Lee, 11 Nov 2012

Dont be put of by the cheap price and weight, this is a really warm jacket and also looks great for the casual look



Don't be deceived.
Reviewed By Paul, 05 Nov 2012

Ordered this online (not a regular thing) and when It came, contrary to the thin and ultra lightweight design it is one of the warmest and at the same time one of the best jackets I have ever worn. Must Buy.



Nice jacket
Reviewed By Xi, 18 Oct 2012

I do well like this jacket,But just have 2 colours.I want Beluga one.



Reviewed By Ross, 06 Oct 2012

I partake in alot of outdoor activities and have been all over the world pursuing my interests and this is by far the best lightweight jacket I have owned. It takes up virtually no space in my daysack and is at home under my waterproof as my dog is in its basket. If you are thinking about it, STOP, Just buy it NOW



Superb mid layer jacket
Reviewed By Paul, 09 Sep 2012

Bought this for a trip to Iceland and as a mid Layer for trekking in the Himalayas, superb. Lightweight, warm and excellent quality



The darling of down
Reviewed By Owen, 05 Sep 2012

How best to put this? Oh yes, BUY IT!

Seriously - probably the greatest jacket I've ever owned.
Featherlight, silky soft and beautifully snug in even the lowest temperatures.
The beauty of the Microlight Alpine is its inherent packability - not only does it stuff itself into its own pocket, but its narrow baffling and collapsible nature make it the perfect midlayer, over which to wear a really good eVent or Gore waterproof shell.
It's an investment, yes - but an investment you will not regret.



Fantastic lightweight jacket
Reviewed By , 01 Feb 2012

Very warm and incredibly light jacket. Sizes are on the snug side.



ticks my boxes
Reviewed By Ben, 23 Jan 2012

great jacket packs up really well to fit into the bottom off the bag, great deep pockets to fit even a map in!! super warm without the bulk off a full down jacket and sweaty back



A great mid layer!
Reviewed By Duane, 22 Jan 2012

A great mid layer, ultra lightweight, packs up amazingly small, and very very warm. I love it!



RAB tick all the boxes again
Reviewed By Paul, 09 Jan 2012

Lighter than a fleece, wind proof, low bulk. Great for wild camps, instant warmth, also good to add a season to your seeping bag. I've had the standard down jackets which are too hot to walk in in all but the coldest weather.



Reviewed By Matt, 13 Oct 2011

A great, extremely lightweight, jacket. Bought it ready for the winter and impressed with the warmth so far. Well made and its clearly going to last me. Comfy hood too. Only downside is there are no waist elastic toggles. I had to get the next size up too as the waist sits high. Overall its brilliant. Im really impressed with how lightweight it actually is.



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