Jon Morgan has had a preview of the new Mountain Equipment Firelite Jacket, made from the new 'state-of-the-art' Gore-tex fabric, Active Shell, and has given it a thorough testing while training for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc. This is one of the first reviews of a product made from the new fabric.
"I have to admit I was sceptical that a new Gore-tex fabric could actually breathe when you are running or biking hard. That was not my experience with Paclite, which is good at low intensity exercise levels but as soon as you starting working hard I found condensation a big problem. So I was fully expecting to be underwhelmed when I was asked to review the Mountain Equipment Firelite shell a month ago."