Rab Microlight Alpine

Rab

Walk rating

25 November 2013

Price: £170

www.rab.uk.com

+ A great, functional jacket that’s super-warm and lightweight. The treated hydrophobic down performs surprisingly well in damp conditions, drying quickly and retaining its loft. The stiffened wire peak on the hood keeps it out of your eyes, while the narrow baffles keep the down evenly spread. Warmth-to-weight ratio is excellent.

– The athletic fit came up on the small side and the hood felt a little restrictive, too. 

VERDICT: Rab’s classic jacket has been updated with a drawcord on the hem and zips on the hand pockets, and is reliable, well-made and lightweight.