Montane Jetstream Jacket
The Montane Men’s Jetstream Jacket is the lightest weather-resistant jacket in the world and I have been using this jacket since July mainly for jogging. The first thing you notice about this jacket is it’s slim-cut Pertex Quantum fabric. The feel of this fabric against your skin is super silky and a joy to wear. The jacket is breathable but does get damp after about 30 minutes of jogging. I also have this in my backpack when out in the hills, it works well as a wind stopper and adds quite a lot of warmth when used in a layering system.
Dont expect weather resistant properties, the jacket can only handle the lightest of showers, it does however dry very quickly. It may surprise you to find that i sleep in this jacket when out in the hills, take it from me, the feel of this jacket over the top of a fleece or thermal layer makes this jacket a perfect sleeping partner.
- Full-length front zip with anti-snag baffle
- Self-fabric elasticised cuffs and hem
- Articulated arms Active cut with drop tail
- 3M Scotchlite 360° reflective dots and Montane logo
- Hi-line collar
- Separate pocket-come-wearable stuff sac
- Colours: Fluoro yellow/silver/black
- Fabric: Pertex Quantum
- Weight (Medium): 70 g (2.5 oz)
One of the best and most used purchases i have made in 2009 and a quality piece of kit, purchased for £32. I am not a lightweight fan but this jacket has surprised me with just how versatile it is.
Update June 2010
I have sported this jacket on a National Trail and the TGO Challenge, both times it was a pleasure to carry. 70 grams for an extra wind proof layer is just a win win situation. There are plenty of similar style jackets out there and I doubt if there’s much to pick between each of them. All I know is this is a great extra layer to have in your day/rucksack.