Midweight warmth for on-the-move alpinists.
The Rab Women's Microlight Down Jacket will warm your core whether you hike across a snow-capped landscape, skin up wintery peaks, belay your partner up an alpine ascent, or hang out by a cold campsite. Its Pertex Microlight outer fabric makes this jacket very lightweight, surprisingly durable, windproof, and highly breathable, and the nylon ripstop lining helps the jacket slide easily over your layers and boosts durability on the inside. Between the fabric layers, hydrophobic Nikwax-treated 750-fill European goose down brings a sweet warmth-to-weight ratio for moderately cold and slightly soggy days, or chillier adventures when you'll be moving a lot. The down also means this jacket packs down small—Rab included a stuffsack, too—so you'll always have space to bring it along.
The Microlight's slim fit helps avoid the super-puff look, and it means you can layer a waterproof shell over this jacket when weather conditions get unfavorable. The jacket's Lycra-bound cuffs and hem drawcord keep undesirable breezes out, and two hand pockets warm your fingers. Behind the zipper, an insulated storm flap seals out breezes and drafts, and the soft chin guard lets you duck your head against the cold without rubbing your skin raw.
- Pertex Microlight 30D nylon face fabric
- Nylon ripstop lining
- Inner and outer DWR coatings
- 750-fill Nikwax hydrophobic goose down
- Two zip hand pockets and one zip chest pocket
- Elastic cuffs and drawcord hem
- Insulated storm flap and soft chin guard
- Stuff sack included
- Item #RAB006R
- Q & A
I love this jacket but...
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
I really love everything about this jacket, but I can't take the shedding of the feathers any longer. Every time I take my down jacket off, my fleece is covered in feathers. I've had it for about a year now and it's time to look for something new.
Not that perfect as expected
I'm 130lbs,167cm and I ordered M. Once a time I even want to order L. It's a little bit too big for me. Not that fit to my body. But the most terrible experience is the down keeps going out. I cannot even wear a dark shirt under the jacket! I bought one more for my mother and she has the same problem. I cannot