Review – Rab Infinity Microlight Windstopper Down Jacket

Review Rab Infinity Microlight Down Jacket
Rab brand their Infinity Microlight as "the most protective version of the iconic Microlight". Featuring an outer shell made from lightweight and breathable GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ WINDSTOPPER®, it offers additional weather protection, while its 700FP 100% recycled down filling continues to provide the ultimate lightweight insulation. After using this jacket for the first time on the #NorthWestRoad bikepacking trip, it has fast become my favourite lightweight insulated jacket for cycling adventures.

I have been a proud owner of a Rab Microlight Alpine jacket for many years, and the Infinity Microlight stays true to the Microlight's original purpose: an insulated jacket for year-round mountain use. The addition of the wind and weather resistance GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ WINDSTOPPER® outer fabric on the Infinity means that while still being super lightweight, this updated version has impressive weather protection to cope with light snow, drizzle, and shield you from windchill.

For me, the added weather protection provided by the outer fabric makes this jacket even more suited as a layer for bikepacking adventures—when the unpredictability of the weather means a little rain protection is always useful. Like other Rab jackets, the down filling in the Infinity is treated with Nikwax hydrophobic coating to protect it from clumping when it gets damp; but the added weather protection from the INFINIUM™ fabric also helps to provide some protection against this.

I have a Medium size Infinity Jacket, and for my proportions (181cm, 74kg) it offers a good fit—with an athletic slim cut, but enough room to layer underneath in the colder months of the year. This versatility makes it the perfect multi-sport jacket for hiking, scrambling and climbing, as well as cycling.

The Rab Microlight range continues to set the standard for lightweight down jackets—built with zoned micro and nano baffles, the 700FP 100% recycled down filling has been body mapped to optimise warmth and breathability where you need it. The helmet compatible, down filled hood features a stiffened peak for complete protection, while elasticated cuffs and a full length YKK® Vislon® front zipper help to seal you in the pocket of warmth. Pocketing itself comes in the form of two zippered hand pockets and a concealed chest pocket.

Lightweight (452 grams), packable, but incredibly protective—the Rab Infinity Microlight feels like a safe haven every time you pull it on; bringing you reliable warmth and insulating you from the elements. It is my favourite outer layer for back of beyond adventures.

Review Rab Infinity Microlight Down Jacket

Review Rab Infinity Microlight Down Jacket

Disclaimer: Rab supplied a Rab Infinity Microlight Jacket for test and review


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