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Lightweight and warm from your head down.

The Rab Women's Microlight Alpine Down Jacket will keep you warm whether you're belaying during an alpine climb, settling in at a high-altitude basecamp, or just doing your daily commute across town. The Pertex Microlight fabric adds to this jacket's light weight, surprising durability, breathability, and soft feel so you'll be able to move freely. Insulated with 130g 750-fill power European Goose Down, the Microlight Alpine provides toasty heat in moderately cold conditions. This jacket has a slim fit so you can layer a waterproof jacket over the top in case of an unexpected shower.

The Microlight Alpine jacket has a down-filled hood with a wired peak that conforms to the shape of your head so you get the perfect fit no matter what. The Lycra-bound cuffs and hem drawcord will keep any unwanted winds from breezing up your body, the front zipper has an internal insulated zip baffle to prevent heat from escaping through the zipper teeth, and there's a chin guard for added comfort. When the day warms up, stuff this down jacket into its stuff-sack zipped chest pocket and stash it in a small corner of your backpack.

  • Pertex Microlight outer fabric
  • Nylon ripstop inner fabric
  • 750-fill European goose down insulation
  • Slim fit
  • Down-filled hood, wired peak
  • Lycra-bound cuffs, hem drawcord
  • 2 hand-warmer pockets, 1 chest pocket doubles as stuff sack

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2 5

strange fit

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I love that this jacket goes below my butt, however, the sleeves are too tight in the armpits. Big everywhere else, so really strange. I will have to send it back.

5 5

She's not cold anymore!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

Gave this jacket as a gift and she is psyched!
Finally found the jacket I've always needed; I mean that. This sweet relief of a toasty layer has saved me in so many situations both in the city and out in the middle of nowhere. That's right, I'm no longer the one complaining "it's cold".
Some key life saving points:
- The cut is feminine and includes cordage adjuster and extra fabric length on the back so no air travels through the waist line.
- Thin spine on hood brim to allow you to mold the shape that best suits the weather you're fighting.
- Elastic cuff which helps with easy sleeve roll up.
- Super lightweight breathable fabric to keep you dry and warms you up immediately after putting on.
- My personal favorite, it curls into a tiny ball that can fit in your purse.
- Jacket is so soft it dubs well as a pillow or if stuffed in your sleeping bag helps generate more heat.
I'm 5'4" 120 lbs and took a small for a little extra room. Pair this with a marino layer for the extra cold nights and you won't need to lug a huge jacket with you ever again.

Eric Watford
Expert Gearhead

5 5

Love this item!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

It's longer in the back then any other down coat I've tried which i love. Arms are a bit more longer as well which I love. Thin but warm and cozy. I'm 5'6" 150lbs and got a Large, perfect fit!

My wife is 5'5.5" 118lbs, athletic, and a 34A, 25 waist. Would the small be too big for her? A few people say the sizing runs small, but the recent reviewer said her small has lots of room for a big sweater underneath.

Best Answer Responded on

I think that a size small should fit perfectly on your wife. Going with an XS I think would end up being too tight.

4 5

Great fitting down jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Love this hooded down jacket. It's warm, fits well, great color. I'm usually in between S and M in Patagonia gear. This RAB size S fit well, enough room for a substantial sweater underneath. I love the wire in the hood and it doesn't preclude it from stuffing the full coat in the chest pocket. The stored jacket makes a great pillow on flights.
Cons: I get small feathers clothes after wearing the jacket, even after a month of wear. I would have loved a two way zipper like on the Mammut down jackets.

5 5

Look good, feel good.

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

This is a great technical and stylish layer. On the Technical side of things: the 750-fill European goose down is quality and provides warmth for days! She loves the wire brim on the hood. The pockets are great for warming her hands and are good sized. And the fact that it can be stashed into itself (aka chest pocket) to about the size of a nerf basketball, but squished, will leave you room for packing fun stuff... or snacks! The loft is not cumbersome while still providing plenty of warmth making it a great layer. and on the style side, it just looks good! it is a fairly fitted cut/shape, but the waist has solid length and the sleeve length is down where you want them to be. All in all she looks good in it and whenever we see somebody else wearing one, they do too!

5 5

Stylish, Light and WARM

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

I am going into my second winter with this jacket and have no complaints. This jacket is light yet extremely warm. It's a great layering piece and will keep you warm whether you wear just a t-shirt or long sleeve under it. In addition to the high functionality of this jacket it's stylish. The slim fit is feminine. This is a perfect jacket for the active fashionista!

5 5

Warm and Light

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

I use this for everyday cold weather wearing. It is light weight and super warm. It is a slim fit but still long enough coverage. If you are wearing it under anything it is true to fit.

5 5

Cozy and nice fit for a ladies puffy

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

I tried on multiple down jackets before this one, such as the Patagonia sweater puffy. I found the Rab to be a bit longer and offer more length. The fit was also a bit more women's specific. So far, I love this jacket. It is super warm for everyday use around town. I will use it as an insulating piece during the winter on cold days on the ski mountain. I would definitely recommend this jacket to anyone who is looking for a puffy jacket that is not too thick and will also make a great layering piece.

5 5

Functional and Well Designed

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

I anticipate having this jacket for a very long time! The cut is slim and the sleeves are awesome long but do size up one because this piece runs small! It has plenty of coverage on the back hemline, even when I'm active. I can wear this alone as a warm lighter weight jacket but it also shines when layered with a good performance outer shell.