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5.0 out of 5 stars So lite you forget you have it BUT IT'S EVER SO VERSATILE, 12 April 2012
For outdoor clothing this Featherlite smock is probably the litest piece of functional clothing on the market.
Many of Montane's ultralite clothing are made from Quantum pertex and one of their over the head smocks i own weighs in at a remarkable 102gms.

If you are atall familiar with Buffalos Windshirt then this Featherlite smock weighs in at half the weight of the Buffalo but is just as effective in keeping the elements at bay.

This smock packs down to such a small size that you can easily hold it inside the palm of your hand and stuffed inside it's minute stuff sac it is the perfect windstopper on chilly summer days on the tops.

Combined with the Ultralite jacket and trousers this kit must rank as the ultimate set up for those taking part in serious outdoor activities where weight is a big issue.

I am able to store both smock,jacket and trousers into a bumbag that combined weighs just under 580gms.

How often have you ventured into the hills or mountains with so much kit in your rucsac that 90% of the time never gets used.

During the height of summer these three pieces of clothing are all you really need apart from water and food.

The less weight you actually have to carry the less tired you become but with the top quality manufacture of this Montane gear you know that if you dare venture into the hills with gear that weighs so little you can still depend on it to keep you safe.

I can remember several years ago being caught out on the main Carneddau ridge the other side of Foel Fras,the heavens opened as they often do above 3000ft and boy was it windy and i got soaked to the skin.

I kept moving and after the rain stopped my clothing dried so fast that i wished i could have timed it.

With Pertex even if your soaked to the skin it still retains it's ability to keep you warm if you can maintain your body temperature and i still would like to know a fabric on the market that dries quicker than pertex.

From saturarion to being dry can take less than 15 minutes in the right conditions and there is no clothing more versatile than Pertex for it's weight and windstopping properties.

The big bonus is that it looks good as well especially in some of the brighter colours and being well made should last many years.
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