The Rab Microlight Alpine is one of the most durable pieces we've ever reviewed. It is not the lightest, nor the warmest, but it is incredibly comfortable, moves very well for climbing and skiing, and resists scuffing better than most models we have reviewed. In this year's round of field tests, we got a lot of compliments around town, as well as in the mountains. It's sleek and sharp. The Microlight is a bit heavier than a few contenders, but it seals out weather so well we think it's worth the few extra ounces (if you're even counting). We love the slightly longer arms that are well tapered to stay out of your way, even when rock climbing. The Microlight is light and compressible with 750 fill down and stands up to light rain and wet snow better than most with its Pertex exterior.
Rab also offers this jacket without the hood — check out the Women's Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket. While both versions of this jacket offer our award-winning test qualities, we understand that a hood can add unwanted bulk to your layering system. Whatever version you choose, Rab's got you covered.