The Rab Microlight Vest is a versatile down piece that can be worn as a light outer or a midlayer. The Microlight Vest is a great choice for the fast and light adventure racer, mountain marathoner, backpacker or mountain walker.
Pertex Microlight is a very light fabric which is highly breathable and windproof. This combination enables the Microlight Vest to be used as either a mid or outer layer depending on the conditions. The 750 Fill Power (US) goose down will ensure enduring warmth for the wearer and the armholes are lycra bound for comfort and ease of movement. Despite being lightweight the Microlight Vest still has plenty of features including; a baffled front zip and a chin guard, giving extra protection and comfort; two hand warmer pockets; a chest pocket that the vest can be stuffed into and a hem drawcord to keep the weather out.
Hydrophobic down is used to provide better performance in damp conditions. This is achieved by washing in a Nikwax coating in the early stages of production. This down is NOT waterproof, but will retain its loft for longer if it gets damp, and will dry faster.
For more information please read Down Fill Power Explained.
This is a favourite top of mine for belaying, skiing, winter bouldering, and, lets face it, cold days doing absolutely anything. I often wear it skiing over a Rab Strata Hoodie. Hydrophobic down is a huge improvement and it really keeps its loft in damp days. It looks great too.
Jon Morgan is a UK based Guide, living in the Sheffiled, currently working as a doctor, though a short working week allows him plenty of time for long weekend activities. Most of his guiding in the last few years has been on rock in the UK and ski touring in the Alps. He is the the only practising doctor in the UK who is also an IFMGA guide.Click to see more about Jon Morgan.
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