/ thin waterproof
- active cut
- fully waterproof not showerproof
- wired peak hood
- durable enough to not get trashed if wearing a 40ish ltr rucksack.
Appreciate any offers people can recommend.
I have a Haglofs endo jacket, might fit the bill. I use it cycling with a rucksack and its stood up to about 6 months of horrible scottish weather well. Still looks brand new after a wash.
Personally have the Berghaus Velum, but am really impressed with the fabric.
Have a look at the Montane Minimus and Mountain Minimus. Pertex Shield, taped seams, wired hood, 1 or 2 pockets (std vs mountain) and very light. My other half uses the Minimus for ultra marathons in the mountains and swears by hers - this includes wearing a pack as there are kit requirements for these events.
Mountain Equipment Firefox/Firefly depending on jacket/smock prefernece.
I shall be rocking the smock this summer.
(Active shell is a million times better than paclite)
I'd recommend a neoshell jacket. Something like the Rab MMyriad jacket, or if you can wait a bit, the Montane Further Faster jacket.
I like the look of the Rab Myriad jacket as an Autumn to Winter duty jacket but at 410 grams vs Marmot super mica at 249g, not to mention more than twice the price in some stores. Game over.
Neoshell looks an increasingly interesting option for a winter shell up against Goretex pro, but there's a way to go yet before it'll rival minimal summer membranes.
Marmot mica, super mica, but doesnt have wired hood
Montane Minimus or Minimus Mountain
Rab Volt, Spark
These all use very similar fabrics but with different levels of performance and weight
buy what fits best, but it will probably live in your pack more than you wear it
> Mountain Equipment Firefox/Firefly depending on jacket/smock prefernece.
> (Active shell is a million times better than paclite)
Agree 100% with this.
I like my Rab Momentum. Very light, waterproof, great cut (long sleeves).
Might depend how often you wear the rucksack.
It wet's through very easily in my opinion
anyone got experience of what the Rab Spark is like with a rucksack?
This seems like a bargain!
Im still using a berghaus paclite. had it now some 5 years plus and it still working well.
> Personally have the Berghaus Velum, but am really impressed with the fabric.
Ain't bad either, bit over sized but decent jacket, not sure its super light as other pertex offerings.
With these super light weight jackets I tend to factor in only getting a year out of it. If it lasts any longer then great.
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