Can you recall what you were up to 10 years ago? Do you remember a favourite moment? A lot can happen in 10 years - gain friends, lose friends, memories form, and life moves on, but some things remain constant.

During the last 10 years, Rab's Microlight jackets have been used and loved by climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers the world over. Adored for its fit, warmth and versatility, The Microlight was an instant hit, upped the game in the outdoor industry and quickly became an icon.

A stalwart of many an adventure, these packable jackets house stories from remote belay ledges to long days on the hill. Initially, Rab designed the Microlight Alpine since then it has seen far more than mountains throughout its journey. Worn under a harness, over an old jumper, with climbing pants, surf shorts and jeans - it’s been hiking, skiing, fishing, flying and more. Trends come and go, but the Microlight has remained steadfast.

Whatever your passion, there's an unspoken club with a knowing look. A respectful nod or a knowing glance, for some the Microlight has evolved into a culture. Whether faded from years of wear and tear or shiny and new, the possibilities are endless. Duct tape patched scuffs hail to the memories of epics past. Always ready for more, a Microlight will see you through your best and worst days.

 

10 Years On is a celebration the Microlight, of one of Rab's most loved products. To the untrained eye, changes are subtle. However, on closer inspection, you can see a decade of natural evolution. Refinements here, tweaks there - Rab's perfectionism shows. But this year is bigger than that. Deconstructed, analysed and carefully rebuilt, every tiny detail of the Microlight has been scrutinised and honed.

Not content with striving to perfect a renowned piece of kit, Rab is introducing the Microlight Summit. Born from the elements of the classic, the summit takes inspiration from innovative new fabric developments. The Microlight Summit signals the start of something special it harks back to the original jacket’s purpose, pure alpinism.

Proud to stand the test of time, it’s been a memorable decade for the Microlight. Here’s to the next 10 years.

Rab Microlight - The Next Generation
Rab Microlight - 10 Years On

Microlight Alpine Jacket

Tried, tested and much loved, the Rab Microlight seamlessly entered the lives of climbers, hikers and mountaineers over a decade ago. Instantly embraced for its fit, versatility and warmth, it quickly became the perfect companion for any adventure.

10 years on from its creation Rab have continued to refine and improve this iconic jacket, honing its fit and features. To the untrained eye, changes are subtle. However, on closer inspection, you can see a decade of natural evolution. Refinements here, tweaks there - Rab perfectionism shows. This year they have deconstructed, analysed and carefully rebuilt the Microlight, scrutinising every tiny detail.

Made from Pertex® Quantum fabric, each baffle is filled with the highest quality 750FP ethically-sourced hydrophobic down guaranteeing exceptional protection and warmth without compromising on weight. Features include an adjustable hood with laminated brim and flexible polymer peak, two harness compatible hand pockets and an easily accessible chest pocket. In addition to this, the highly compressible Microlight Alpine also comes with a stuff sack which can be easily clipped to a harness or stashed in a backpack.

Technical Specification

Pertex® Quantum outer and inner
Filled with 750FP Ethically-Sourced R.D.S Certified European Goose Down
Rab Fluorocarbon free Hydrophobic Down developed in conjunction with Nikwax®
Micro stitch-through baffle construction
Adjustable hood with laminated brim and flexible polymer peak
Diverted hood baffle lines for an anatomical fit
YKK® reverse coil front zip with insulated zip baffle and chin guard
2 YKK® reverse coil harness compatible hand pockets
YKK® reverse coil chest pocket
Hem with dual drawcord adjustment
Stuff sack
Slim Fit
Weight: 470g (size Large)

 

Microlight Summit

Built for the alpinist, every feature and detail of the Microlight Summit has been scrutinised to ensure it functions seamlessly. High in the mountains, it offers essential warmth at a practical pack size.

Born from the classic Microlight, the Microlight Summit is inspired by innovative new fabric development, Pertex® Quantum Infinity WeaveTM  This incredible technology removes the need for glue, heat and stitching when constructing baffles, increasing weather protection and boosting warmth. Inside, each baffle is filled with the highest quality 750FP ethically-sourced hydrophobic down. This allows the Summit to pack down to next to nothing and quickly loft again when needed, even in less favourable conditions.

Worn as a protective outer, or warm midlayer in cold conditions, the Microlight Summit is versatile and robust with a feature set honed for alpine environments. A two-way YKK zip and stretch nylon cuffs make transitions quick, allowing the jacket to fit comfortably over gloves and sleeves to be pushed up for temperature regulation. While a slightly longer fit in the body, harness compatible hand pockets, insulated zip baffle and chin guard all maximise warmth when belaying. Then when conditions worsen, a helmet compatible hood with an internal stretch gaiter protects from wind and improves the fit around face both with and without a helmet.

Technical Specification

Pre baffled seamless build Pertex® Quantum Infinity WeaveTM ∞ fabric
Filled with 750FP Ethically-Sourced R.D.S Certified European Goose Down
Rab Fluorocarbon free Hydrophobic Down developed in conjunction with Nikwax®
Stretch nylon cuff allowing sleeves to be rolled up
Full helmet compatible hood with laminated brim and flexible polymer peak
Internal stretch bound hood seams reduce hood size when worn without a helmet
Internal stretch hood gaiter to seal out wind and improve fit around face
2-way YKK® VISLON® front zip with insulated zip baffle and chin guard
YKK® VISLON® harness compatible hand pockets
Internal YKK® reverse coil zipped pocket
Stuff sack
Long length and slim fit
Weight: 455g (size Large)

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