/ Soft Shell Jacket for Scottish Winter/Summer Alpine

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stevez - on 06 Dec 2012
Looking for a bit of advice on what soft shell jacket to get for Scottish winter climbing and Summer Alpine. Key features need to be:-

Hood that can accommodate helmet
Highly breathable but windproof/water resistant (ie not fully waterproof)
Pockets out of reach of where harness will be
Snug fit so you can swing axes comfortably
Price up to 150
nickcj - on 06 Dec 2012
cyberpunk - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to stevez: Rab Exodus.
Shearwater - on 06 Dec 2012
If a Rab Exodus ticks the appropriate boxes, I've got a medium dark blue one in excellent condition here that I could be persuaded to part with ;-)

Excellent hood, pit vents, no membrane. Long sleeves with a good range of motion. Don't recall if the pockets clear a rucksack waistbelt, but they probably do; wouldn't take long to find out later!
stevez - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to nickcj:

Thanks Nick. Looked at that earlier and generally I am a fan of ME stuff. Also liked the look of the Montane Sabretooth.
Dan Lane - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to stevez:

I've got a Rab Baltoro Alpine. whilst mine is a bit big for me it certainly ticks all the boxes.

I was out on the Trinity face in it just yesterday and was well impressed with how it coped. fully recommended!
angry pirate - on 06 Dec 2012
In reply to stevez:
Bar the close fitting bit, would Paramo not fit the bill? Not used mine in the alps but for winter here it's ideal!

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