If one thing is for sure, British summertime is utterly unpredictable – one minute it's glorious sunshine and the next it is pouring rain! Therefore, trying to dress appropriately or remember to bring an umbrella can be a real challenge. However, Montane’s Spirit Waterproof jacket is lightweight, entirely waterproof and can be easily packed away in your bag leaving you fully prepared for all that British summertime has to offer!
This week I got the chance to try out Montane’s waterproof jacket which boasts some great features, and on a week of heavy downpours, it was really put to the test. I tested the electric blue version of the jacket which upon opening was a lovely colour and was also surprisingly lightweight. Having read about all the great features of the jacket I doubted that it could keep you warm and dry whilst still not weighing you down – how wrong I was! The jacket is made with a GORE-TEX membrane which is bonded to the outer shell fabric and an inner comfort lining to give you a next-to-skin feel whilst being impressively waterproof, lightweight, and remarkably warm.
Every feature of the jacket has been thought out with some great precision; the hood has three adjustable variations and a stiff peak to ensure that in wind and rain you are kept protected, the zip is smooth and covered, and the cuffs and hem are cinchable to keep heat in and rain out. Even the inside has a storm-proof pocket which is perfect for your phone to keep it safe and dry during big rainstorms. The main purpose of the jacket is to keep you dry and it did exactly that whilst out on a walk. I was also impressed with the sizing, as we received a men's XL, which was slightly larger than expected when worn over just a t-shirt making it a great choice for wearing as a top layer in colder months whilst still being breathable during the summer months – all of which is aided by the jacket’s breathable fabric.
Overall, a huge draw of Montane’s Spirit jacket is its lightweight and thin design, perfect for easily folding up and stashing away in your bag or car ready for when those sudden downpours occur. If you are looking for a new jacket or have a friend who likes to hike, walk, or trek this would make a great gift for them to keep in their bag ready for whatever the weather may bring.
- Completely waterproof with GORE-TEX Membrane
- Lightweight and versatile jacket
- Easy to fold up and stash away