Gear Review: RAB Microlight Alpine eVent Down Jacket

This microlight puffy will keep you warm no matter the rain, sleet, or snow.

All Conditions

This puffy thrives in nasty weather. Our tester wore it as his outer layer in sleet, snow, cold rain, and lows down to 15°F, and he stayed warm and dry through it all. Credit goes to the stormworthy hood, 750-fill down, waterproof zippers, and eVent shell fabric.

"The comfort range is impressive," said our tester. "Even when I was digging a snow cave, this jacket moved excess heat through before I started to sweat out." A more affordable option: the $215 Pertex Microlight version (it's just as warm but not waterproof). $400; 1 lb. 8 oz. (L); men's S-XXL;