Rab Microlight Vest
Essentially a model of the now legendary down vest Rab Microlight Alpine "with sleeves.
As usual, this model has evolved over time and Rab has taken special care with this year's model. As the human population continues to grow, it is important to think about sustainability and trying to minimise our impact. Rab has worked hard in this area in recent years. The result is a multi-purpose vest that is made entirely from 100% recycled materials.
Already used feathers are collected in cooperation with the P.U.R.E. recycled down program. All feathers are washed again, sanitized and treated with Nikwax's hydrophobic treatment. Rab went to the trouble of working with P.U.R.E and produced a study which confirmed that recycling has lower water and energy requirements and a lower carbon footprint than standard feather processing. The used feathers are sorted in Italy, and P.U.R.E is the only company to be certified by the Global Recycling Standard.
Thejacket's outer fabric is made from proven Pertex Quantum with a high quality water repellent DWR finish, excellent wind resistance and very good breathability. Also the Pertex is completely recycled, including the inner 20D nylon.
Rab has also put a lot of thought into the design side of the product and we have to say right away that the new Microlight is a lot fresher than the previous generation and fits again much better. The vest is now sewn with a combination of zoned micro and nano baffles to increase warmth without increasing bulk or weight.
The vest is filled with 118 grams (size L) of recycled goose down with Nikwax's hydrophobic treatment and 700 cuin fill. The feathers are of course R.D.S. certified.
Of course there are high quality YKK zippers. The main zipper is lined with a flap to prevent heat leakage, and the neck has a nice microfleece and chin guard on the inside. Keep your hands warm in the two side pockets. The smaller chest pocket is also a pleasure. The bottom hem of the vest can be pulled down with the integrated drawstring.
The whole vest can be packed into the supplied packaging.
Details of the Rab Microlight Vest
- weight 317 grams (size M)
- 118 grams of recycled goose down with hydrophobic treatment and 700 cuin fill in size L
- Outer material recycled Pertex® Quantum with DWR - 50g/m² - 30D Nylon
- inner material recycled Pertex® Quantum with DWR - 38g/m² - 20D Nylon
- 2 hand pockets
- YKK zippers
- packing case
- Fit Regular