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Rab Microlight Down Jacket - Men's

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    7 Reviews

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    Durable down.

    The Rab Men's Microlight Down Jacket is lightweight and stylish, and it shatters cold weather with its extreme protection and warmth. The trim silhouette allows room for light layering but easily stands alone with its 750-fill Nikwax Hydrophobic European goose down. From chucking massive snowballs to destroying the moguls on your skis, the durable Pertex Microlight face fabric with its DWR coating keeps your body heat where it should be. And since you’re out in Mother Nature's playground most of the time, it helps that this jacket remains tough and flexible with its nylon ripstop lining and mini stitch-through baffle construction.

    • Pertex Microlight face fabric
    • DWR coating
    • Nylon ripstop lining
    • Nikwax Hydrophobic European goose down insulation
    • Mini stitch-through baffle construction
    • Slim fit, hip length
    • Chest and hand-warmer zip pockets
    • Item #RAB007V

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [face fabric] 30D Pertex Microlight, DWR coating, [lining] 20D nylon ripstop
    Insulation
    750-fill Nikwax Hydrophobic European goose down
    Fill Weight
    [size large] 4 oz
    Baffle Construction
    mini stitch-through
    Fit
    slim
    Length
    hip
    Hood
    no
    Pockets
    2 handwarmer zip, 1 chest zip
    Claimed Weight
    13 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding, hiking & camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Armpits...

    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium

    So, the jacket itself seems like it is constructed well and would be decently warm. However, I was unable to even test the jacket as the design of the jacket makes it completely uncomfortable to wear. The medium fits me everywhere except for in the armpits. The armpits dig into you, making the jacket annoying to wear....I'm a medium in all other jackets, and this jacket fit perfectly besides this design flaw.

    It's pretty good

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

    Fit: I always buy medium in Arc' and Patagonia, but went with the large here based on customer reviews and the fact that I have broader shoulders. To me, the shoulder and arms fit like a medium Arc' or pat. A medium Microlight would likely have been too narrow for my armpits/shoulders. The body of the piece is closer to 'large' in those brands.

    Despite the extra room in the torso I am happy with it.

    Potential for layering is the upside - maybe good since is a lighter piece. Fits an R1 (medium) well underneath it and goes under my medium Arc' Beta AR shell easily with little hem show. Its main uses will be skiing in the Rockies and camping/hiking where versatility is really key.

    Construction: The construction and materials are as outstanding as other reviews have claimed. After a number of stuffs and wears I have only seen ONE feather come through the Pertex fabric which is soft in the hand and quiet. The collar is a good weight and comfy. The zip hand warmer pockets are massive... Nice for cramming stuff in on the fly, but loose quite a bit of heat when open, and you can feel it. Good-I have used them as a heat dumping feature. Bad- loosing core heat when warming my hands. Stuff sack - WTF... It's just another thing to hold onto. I've stuffed it into its own pocket and sleeve so far too. Double hem adjustments are nice and provide a good fit. The pulls, cords, and plastic cord fasteners are at a nicely considered weight - fitting for a lightweight piece, but not too dainty. The cuffs are tight enough to function without any issue and are easily pulled up over the forearms when necessary. European left-sided zipper. It is crazy light and is proving very sturdy!

    It's easily warm enough into the mid 30's with only a T underneath.

    Love this jacket

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

    I actually own two. I own one with a hood (previous generation, XL) and wifey got me one without for an early xmas gift (L). It's super light and super warm. Perfect for shoving into the last nook in a suitcase or a backpack. I've kept might warm with this jacket under a shell (or over it) on many an outdoor activity from climbing to skiing to backpacking.
    it goes everywhere with me.

    The zippered pockets are great without adding too much weight. Gives you some peace of mind when putting a valuable in there. The large fits me like a glove in the sleeves, which doesn't leave too much room for layers. But around the torso, there is space for a vest, even a down vest. I can wear a thick sweater under it, but maybe not a base layer, mid layer, and a shell (due to sleeves).
    The XL goes over everything with no complaints but isn't too baggy that I look ridiculous when i don't wear multiple layers.

    Great jacket, lightweight but tight

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium

    Really like the jacket. Lightweight but seems durable. Warm almost immediately after putting it on. Bought the medium based on other reviews, but it was too tight around the armpits and across the chest. I'm 5'10", 170lbs, with athletic build. Also tight at the waist and I am size 32 pant.

    Lightweight, Trim Down Jacket

      This is a very lightweight, trim down jacket/sweater. I've either purchased or tried on about six similar models and prefer the RAB for several reasons. The fit is "trim" but has sufficient fill in the jacket to provide significant warmth. Secondly, the exterior is lightweight, nevertheless it seems to provide adequate protection from the environment and prevents the feathers from escaping. Third, the neck is warm and sits at the correct height to provide good protection from the wind. If I had to list a few issues, the zipper zips on the opposite side and the neck is clearly built for a more "stout necked" individual. Nevertheless, if you tend to wear high necked sweaters, turtlenecks or scarves, it would appear to be the correct height. Overall, I would rate this as one of the top microlight jackets offered and the "twilight" color with contrasting red looks terrific. Moreover, the Medium fits my 6'0" 165 lb. frame quite well.

      Nice Jacket

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

      This is a good-looking, well-made jacket. Good for cool, not cold weather. It is a bit tight in the sleeves. I understand that the trim fit is stylish, but it's trimmer in the sleeves than it is anywhere else. Just another inch would make it more comfortable without hurting the look.

      Is rab fitted athletic build or loosely?