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Down fill for damp conditions.

Rab designed the Microlight Alpine Down Jacket with hydrophobic European goose down to keep your light, high-loft insulation working well even if you get caught out in the rain. This jacket packs 750-fill down into a slim-fitting package that's ideal for wearing as a warm mid-layer or as a stand-alone piece. If temps warm up and you find yourself not needing so much insulation, then you won't even notice this highly packable jacket in your pack. Plus, it weighs less than a pound, so you sure won't notice the extra weight.

  • Pertex Microlight and 20D nylon
  • 750-fill hydrophobic European goose down
  • Slim fit
  • Baffled construction

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Wondering if the mens large would be a...

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Wondering if the mens large would be a comparable to a ladies size 18 ?

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Hey Patricia,

We are comparing apples and pears here. You might be able to make the Large work in the sense that the major dimensions (chest/sleeve length) will be comparable but the cut of a women's jackets are designed to fit features that are different on a mans body. You would likely notice some subtle differences like in the center back length that you would have to settle for if you decide to size up to the men's large.

Are you expecting to get in any more mediums...

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Are you expecting to get in any more mediums in twilight soon?

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Hey Ben,

It looks like we have 1 more of these guys in a Medium in the color Twilight that we'll be getting in. Unfortunately I can't give you an exact date when we'll have that up on the site for purchase. The best thing to do is just keep checking the site because as soon as we get it in stock it'll be listed as available for purchase!

perfect for:

perfect for:

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Some Mid-January trad laps in lower Little Cottonwood Canyon! Salt Lake City, Utah.

When are you getting the Twilight in a...

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When are you getting the Twilight in a MEDIUM back in stock?

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It looks like we currently have one Twilight M in stock, and we have another ordered to come in sometime hopefully in Feb-March.

Internal stuff pocket

Internal stuff pocket

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Packs down to about 17 cm x 17 cm. Perfect for multi-pitch climbing.

5 5

Lovely slim fit lightweight down

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I love this jacket because it offers me a closer fit than competing lightweight downs (Patagonia Sweater, MH Nitrous), while offering the same insulation for a comparable price. The slim fit makes it easier to layer this jacket under a shell, and it helps minimize drafts coming from under the waist.

I'm 6'1", 185 lbs with an athletic frame. The Large fits very well.

5 5

My go-to, do everything midlayer

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I've had this coat now for almost two years, and I've probably worn it no less than 300 days--it literally goes with me everywhere, and I've definitely put it through the ringer. Now, the only signs of wear are a small abrasion on the sleeve, and a pinhole I easily patched on the back of it. The zipper is starting to fail, but with as much as I've put this through, I'm not at all upset.

This coat fits as a great midlayer should--not boxy, but not so tight I can't squeeze a layer underneath it as well. The Pertex Microlight is surprisingly durable, and the coat looks great for around-town use as well.

5 5

Looks and Performance.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I use this jacket on pretty much any outdoor trip I take. I am an AT thru-hiker and am often out on weeklong+ backpacking trips, so weight is a very important consideration for me. This jacket it extremely light for the warmth it offers and has held up like a champ for dozens of backpacking trips. It fits true to size for me, I am 5'9" 155lbs and a Small is perfect. I had the similar Patagonia Down Jacket and the Small was bulky and not fitting, which means more material (i.e. more weight). I prefer this jacket all around to the Patagonia counterpart.

Microlight Alpine in the alpine

Microlight Alpine in the alpine

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Size L, old model with open hand pockets (no zipper).

3 5

Lightweight, small hood, decent fit.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

This is a nice lightweight good quality down jacket that fits well and packs up small. The pertex material is a good balance of lightweight and durable (very lightweight, not very durable but better than some of the ultra lightweight options out there). I'm 6' 185# 42" shoulders and fit a size L quite snug. The sizing is definitely smaller than the patagonia down sweater. Similar to Patagonia, the cut is not super tailored so expect more room in the waist if you're big shouldered/small waisted. That said, I chose this over patagonia because it's somewhere between a patagonia large and medium and just fits better. Rab has the annoying habit of making their hoods small and telling you to wear them under your climbing helmet. I never do this and find I can wear it over my climbing helmet although it's a bit snug. You do have to ask yourself, when buying this product "how much am I saving over synthetic?" Honestly, the weight savings on the lighter weight jackets are not as drastic. Primaloft 1 is pretty darn good and the ability to maintain some loft in wet conditions means I dont have to carry a shell for most endeavors. Additionally, synthetic insulation doesn't fly away like down if you tear the face fabric. For a very dry forecast but cold conditions, this is a great choice. Plus it looks good at the apres ski scene!