A very warm, slim and lightweight weather-resistant gilet that packs down to a tiny size.
Made using 110g/750 fill hydrophobic european goose down wrapped in a Pertex Microlight shell, the Rab Microlight Vest is a very useful mid or outer layer that's ideal for all fast and light activities in wintry conditions.
Its Pertex Microlight outer fabric is tough, abrasion resistant, and able t oshrug off wind and light rain, while the nylon inner keeps you drier and more comfortable. Narrow baffling prevents the goose down fill from spreading or bunching, ensuring better warmth all round.
Rab's fluorocarbon free Hydrophobic Down is their usual high quality European down, but treated with a water-repelling coating so it's more water resistant and will maintain its loft. It performs more effectively in damp conditions than untreated down - it absorbs less water, dries faster, retains loft and is fluorocarbon free.
The Microlight vest boasts 2 zipped hand-warmer pockets and a zipped chest pocket, with an insulated zip baffle to further minimise heat loss. The whole gilet can be packed away into the supplied stuff sack (in some older versions it stuffs into its own pocket) for easy storage or to make a usable pillow.
Pertex® Microlight outer fabric
100% nylon ripstop inner
750FP European goose down
Mini stitch-through baffle construction
YKK front zip, internal insulated zip baffle, chin guard
2 YKK zipped hand-warmer pockets
1 YKK zipped chest pocket
Separate stuff sack
Active / Performance
Rab fluorocarbon free Hydrophobic European goose down
Outer Chest Pocket
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Researched Rab on the net and decided to purchase this after my wife purchased a Rab jacket. I have not been disappointed! This is perfect for everyday use a light enough to easily pack away in the handy sack provided. First class item and I’m now a convert to Rab
Reviewed by Tom - 26th Sep, 2017
Warm, practical, stylish
Bought this gilet after doing a lot of research and it has proven to be well worth the money especially at rhe discount card price. It was warm and lightweight when out walking and looks stylish when worn around town. What more could you want?!
Reviewed by Marc - 15th Jul, 2017
Fashion and functional on the hill
Love this gilet, I wear it everyday summer and winter! Great quality product ??
Reviewed by Donnie - 7th Apr, 2017
Was wearing this three days after purchase and had a serious collision on a really icy black in Alos
Slid 150 m on my back on pure ice . Broken ribs and blood everywhere . Jacket - not a tear or mark after washing down . Top quality. Wish I was made as tough !!
Reviewed by Simon - 12th Mar, 2016
Another quality Rab product
You get what you pay for with Rab. A really warm, lightweight and great fitting gillet. Looks as good on the high street as it does in the hills. I worn this on a few walks now and have not been disappointed wearing it on its own or as a mid layer under a waterproof. You hardly know you've got it on yet it's so warm.
Reviewed by RJM - 5th Jun, 2014
I looked at a lot of gillets but bought this one due to it's warm rating, pockets, and lightness.
My only negative is the price - it's expensive but you do get what you pay for.
I may get a very thin cotton one without any filling for days when it's not cold! This one will keep you warm and as it's thinnish is ideal for wearing under a Barbour coat or similar if it's cold and wet.
Reviewed by Rod - 2nd Apr, 2014
Rab mens microlight vest
Bought the full microlight jacket at the beginning of the winter and, although weather wasn't too cold, was warm able to move freely and did not have a problem with breathability. So impressed I bought the vest, and look forward to years of comfort....
Reviewed by julie - 1st Mar, 2014
i know its for men but i tried it on and it fitted perfect, really comfy and warm , and not too bulky, brilliant for the cold days when i go to watch my beloved Huddersfield giants,
a bit expensive but worth it , for the warmth.
Reviewed by Nell - 22nd Nov, 2013
Fab Rab gilet
I so love this warm,light gilet ! Although it is intended for men , I love the fit on me and the lovely deep pockets - especially, the top pocket.
The only reason I have given a 4 star is because the feathers do work their way through the odd seams. I don't mind too much.
Reviewed by CuriousOrange - 19th Nov, 2013
Essential Autumn & Winter
Good fit and very snug considering weight. Makes a great Autumn accompaniment to just a t shirt or mid layer under a coat when colder. I use mine under Barbour bike jacket great combination. Pricey but well worth it.
Reviewed by Ads - 1st Nov, 2013
Rab Men's Microlight Vest
I really like this vest and after trying all the makes that Go Outdoors sell, this one got the thumbs up instantly by the cut of the vest. The vest itself is very warm and when used with layering performs really well. I have waited a long time to buy a vest like this and I am very pleased I chose Rab in the end.
Reviewed by Allan - 28th Sep, 2013
Rab Men's Microlight Vest
Very good down gilet - warm, stylish, well-made, sound zips, generously sized. Also, the pockets are big so be careful you don't put too much in 'em which is a temptation, otherwise they might go out of shape a bit. But it's a five star gilet - does the job in style.