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.
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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I purchased this Rab vest to replace a 4 year old similar Rab vest which I had managed to tear on some barbed wire. The new vest has more filling and is noticeably warmer as a result but it still packs down to a small size into the chest pocket. This version also has zipped front pockets which is a great improvement on the previous elasticated pockets. Overall I'm very pleased with the vest.
Lightweight but very warm. Can be used as a pillow when camping. Awesome colours and well made. Fast despatch by facewest, standard.
Purchased this jacket and have found it to be a very versatile piece of kit. It packs down small and looks sharp
Have given this to my boyfriend today, he loved it, lightweight but very warm. Service and delivery excellent from Facewest.
It is indeed very light and comfortable, is snug and provides enough flexibility for climbing/moving...
I use it as a 2nd or 3rd layer and for that it is well suited.
Great piece of kit- lightweight and comfortable fit makes it perfect on the fell, and looks good around town too.
This vest is excellent for all round use. I wear mine for warmth in the house in the winter and carry it in my back pack in the summer for when needed on chilly days or when the weather clams in. It is very light to carry in my backpack and compresses down to a small bundle when not in use. When worn underneath a waterproof it provides more than adequate warmth when needed. In summary a quality piece of kit that can be relied upon to do the job when needed.
I purchased this for occasions when I need a bit of extra warmth in the winter. It leaves me warm with plenty of freedom to move unencumbered; nothing worse than feeling like you are wearing a straight jacket whilst looking like the michelin man!
There is a reason why it is called microlight, but it has definitely saved me from shivering on a couple of occasions already. It packs down into it's own chest pocket really well, better than the micro-light jacket I also own (with sleeves).
I can happily recommend this product.
I bought this vest for my husbands birthday as he was impressed with the one I had, he absolutely loves it!!! It's so handy for the cold weather and not too bulky to even wear under a jacket or coat. I think this vest will get a lot of use throughout the year as over a t.shirt it keeps out any chills!! As I was looking to buy this vest I looked at many websites and found this one to be the cheapest, very pleased all round with price and delivery, will definitely shop here again. Thankyou!
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