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Our Microlight jackets have been tried, tested and loved for over a decade. Now, it’s time to meet the next generation.

The Rab Microlight Jacket seamlessly entered the lives of climbers, hikers and mountaineers over a decade ago. Instantly embraced for its fit, versatility and warmth, it was a game changer for the outdoor industry and quickly became an icon.


To the untrained eye, changes are subtle. However, on closer inspection, you can see a decade of evolution. Refinements here, tweaks there - our perfectionism shows. This year we have deconstructed, analysed and carefully rebuilt the Microlight, scrutinising every tiny detail.


The Microlight Alpine is made from high-quality Pertex® Quantum, a tightly woven, durable and water-repellent fabric. As well as offering protection from the elements, this lightweight, durable fabric allows the down to fully loft, increasing warmth.


Inside, each baffle is filled with the highest quality 750FP ethically-sourced hydrophobic down guaranteeing exceptional protection and warmth without compromising on weight.

Rab's story began in 1981 in the attic of a small, terraced house in Sheffield where Rab Carrington made the first sleeping bag to bear his name. Hand-stitched and devised with his own ingenious eye, Rab's experience from years spent in the mountains was apparent in his designs, and soon there was popular demand from Rab's friends and the growing local climbing community. But things didn't stop there. Word soon spread, and the Sheffield attic became a factory floor, creating sleeping bags and jackets for customers far and wide. Now, decades later, those honest, hard-wearing designs can be found all over the world; wherever adventurous individuals face up to the elements. From Himalayan peaks to cold, crisp evenings around a camp fire. This began as our story, but it also belongs to those who've loved and cared for each and every one of our products. Who've made them their companions on long trips and expeditions. Our journey continues and our invitation is always open, join us and share the experience.

Microlight Jackets

Rab continue to redefine the future of insulation technology and all Rab down products exclusively use Fluorocarbon free Nikwax® Hydrophobic down and are RDS certified to guarantee total traceability and animal welfare compliance. For autumn/winter 2016 Rab have introduced new products that continue to push the boundaries, and with a fantastic range of colours that are sure to brighten up any dark, winters day.


Rab offer a good selection of legwear for all conditions and activities, whether you are doing long hikes or some serious mountaineering. New for autumn/winter Spire pants which offer the latest technical softshell offering and are designed for alpinism and ski touring.

Hats, Gloves & Accessories

The Rab® accessories cover a wide range of products for various outdoor activities. The range of headwear offers warmth and protection for a variety of conditions and will help you maintain comfort when out in the hills. The selection of gloves offers everything you need in order to keep agile and warm in the cold, wintery weather. Snow, ice and wind can make the most simple of tasks extremely difficult, the Rab range ensures you can still move unhindered in even the most extreme conditions.

We're proud to stock one of Britain - biggest outerwear brands. Rab's innovative technologies - from Pertex and VISLON fabric clothing, to hydrophobic Rab down jackets will keep you cosy in the most extreme conditions in the world.