Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket Men
Rab’s Microlight Alpine Jacket is a no-fuss, light and packable insulating jacket designed for versatility and layering in an alpine environment. Constructed from super lightweight, weather- and abrasion-resistant Pertex Microlight nylon and insulated with 750 fill hydrophobic down, it's mega compressible and packs easily into the chest pocket for simple and easy transportation. A slim fit makes for efficient insulation and comfort under a hardshell, while other handy features include YKK zips, two hand pockets, lycra cuffs and a wire-brimmed hood.
|MATERIALS||Pertex® with 143g (L) of down filling|
|CUT||Slim fit for comfortable layering, longer cut for aditional thermal protection|
Hydrophobic down is down which has been coated with any kind of DWR (water repellent substance). This means it doesn’t get as wet and will dry faster, which helps to preserve the loft, as well as your body temperature!
Pertex Microlight is a super lightweight nylon fabric that is downproof, windproof and abrasion resistant. It also provides some water resistance and breathability, although its main function is to be lightweight and packable, which is why it is often used to make light, insulating jackets.
Ripstop is a fabric weaving technique often used in the shells and linings of technical clothing. The fabric (most commonly Nylon or polyester) is woven in a crosshatch pattern of stronger fibres at intervals to stop the fabric from tearing, and stop further tearing if it does. Ripstop makes fabric is really strong and was first used to make military equipment such as parachutes, but is now commonly used in lightweight shell jackets and made from finer fibres in order to make garments soft and light while remaining super-tough.
Flurocarbon-free DWR is Rab’s exclusive water repellent coating. It works in the same way, and just as effectively as other DWRs, except it doesn’t contain harmful flurocarbons. Instead it is made with a more neutral carbon strain, which won’t harm the surrounding environment during or after production.