/ Lightweight SMOCK... But how light?
I want a lightweight Hardshell smock for everything, which is mainly trail running and Alpine mountaineering/ maybe some mild wet Scottish winter.
I am a soft shell/windshirt kind of guy so dont want to live in the thing, but it needs to be tough enough to if needs be.
Does anyone have any experience of 2.5 Layer fabrics (Pertex Shiled, etc) in terms of durability. Was looking at the North Face Triumph Anorak.
What about something like the RAB Demand Pull on, is that too bulky and sweaty for running?
I know next year Montane are doing the Minimus in smock version but it has an under helmet hood. Cant imagine I would want to take my helmet on and off every time I want to change my hood!
Have a look at the OMM Kamleika Smock:
I have been told that the Demand is being replaced by lighter weight pull on which will be a cross between the Kinetic Jacket and the Demand Pull on, but will be a Smock. I was torn between the two jackets as I wanted lightweigh, but prefer smocks. This will hopefully be ideal!
Hi, have you had a look at the Montane Spektr Smock? It looks like just what you describe. (Its very light 210g - half the weight of the Crux smock!)
Also, are you sure the Minimus smock will have an under helmet hood? My Minimus has a full mountain hood that easily fits over a helmet.
My old boss at an outdoor shop mentioned it to me. Apparently the Rab rep was saying that the Kinetic Jacket should have been brought out as a smock originally. I think it will be made of a new lightweight event fabric, but I might be making that up as it was a while since I was told!
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