/ Recommend me a new mountain jacket
But the zips were hard to unfasten advise please ...confused !
It's half the weight and half the price of the NF jacket in your link.
Like you I spent ages shopping around (months!) and share your frustration, especially with hoods! I finally settled on this because it fit perfectly. This will be different for different people obviously but I love it. It performs superbly. I did try the heavy weight ME jackets and found the same (fit wise better than others).
What are you planning on doing while wearing it?
If you don't mind something a bit lighter the Berghaus Velum is a great fit on the sleeves, massive hood (great for wearing over a helmet) but not overly floppy and cinches down on the head nicely.
> What are you planning on doing while wearing it?
> If you don't mind something a bit lighter the Berghaus Velum is a great fit on the sleeves, massive hood (great for wearing over a helmet) but not overly floppy and cinches down on the head nicely.
Gonna be used in most environments, Alps ,scrambles at the moment I am using a Sprayway Hydrodry jacket it is a great jacket but a bit on the light side.
Bought a Montane Mohawk last year and it's stood up to a thrashing. Close cut, stretchy patches under the arms so it doesn't ride up, properly waterproof zips and a big hood that still cinches down nicely when you're not wearing a helmet. Really light but bomber with it. I think GoOutdoirs have em for about £160. Highly recommend.
Just an update ..ended up buying one of theses .
i picked up a craghopper bear grylls jacket 60quid from field and trek reduced from 100 i think.. used on the mountain loads climbing/hiking, nice fitting hard wearing does the job for a good price.
ha ha, ace thats my new screen saver!!!!!!
Yes I looked at this jacket but nothing at go-outdoors would fit me, always small or extra large and a medium would be too tight. And that was the main problem I came across. Then Go-outdoor just happen to get a load of the Rab Latok in, and in large so I went for it. Being made with three layer Event was the decider,possibly the best breathable fabric on the market. But floppy arms and voluminous hoods and price all came into consideration. The Rab will do for me it has a good hood and no floppy arms. It will be replacing my Sprayway Hydrodry which is now relegated to walking the dog.
and the size chart.
> i picked up a craghopper bear grylls jacket
I do own a pair of Bears craghopper pants and yes they cost much less than the RRP but like North Face they carry a certain stigma ! Thanks to every one for the advice and your patience, I am off to Kinder Down fall in the morning, and guess what? I will be wearing the Sprayway as Mrs Hell's wrapped the Rab and put it a way for Christmas. Women !
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