|Material:||[shell] nylon (Ballistic Airtight, 12D), Polkatex DWR coating|
|Recommended Use:||layering, skiing, climbing|
|Venting:||full-length front zipper|
|Montbell U.L. Thermawrap Vest||$118.95|
|Montbell U.L. Down Jacket||$154.95 - $155.00|
Bought this for a multi-day bike hut trip, trying to go as light as possible but still be warm!
This jacket has a nice minimalist approach, with the added touches of a fleece lined collar and pocket zippers. Other good features included the length (below the waist, longer over the backside), and great freedom of movement for arms. Sleeves are longer than usual (size L), which I liked. Fits well under a cycling raincoat. Dries really fast. A down jacket would be warmer at the weight, but not as versatile when you know you're going to get wet.
This jacket is now listed at 9.3 oz on the Montbell site, so the stats on the BC site are still last years model. Bummer that they are adding zippers to the pockets on their jackets/parkas. Just added weight, and for what?