Bill S Wins a Montane Mountain Star Jacket

Montane Mountain Star
The uber-light Montane Mountain Star

Congratulations to gear reviewer, Bill S! He wins a Mountain Star windshirt thanks to Montane ($84 value).

Plus, we're sending Bill S a Trailspace-Ibex beanie to wear on his outdoor adventures.

Bill's review of his Platypus GravityWorks Filter System ("Overall I found the Platypus GravityWorks 2 liter to be a convenient and easy approach to the problem of providing potable water") was selected randomly from the 118 outdoor gear reviews submitted since April 29.

The light (7.1 oz), packable Montane Mountain Star provides breathable weather protection when you're moving fast and sweating hard—whether on steep trail ascents or multi-pitch rock climbing.

Thanks to Bill S and everyone who has shared reviews of his or her outdoor gear with their fellow Trailspace community members. 

If you didn't win this time, stay tuned for our next write-a-review gear giveaway, starting later today.

(We will contact the winner via private message on the day of the drawing. If the winner doesn't reply within six days, we'll draw a new winner.)

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Bill S
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May 13, 2013 at 12:51 p.m. (EDT)

I won a drawing? Amazing! I never win drawings!

This should come in very handy in my trip to Peru next month with the American Alpine Club's Climber Science Program. (if you look at the Yannapacha video on the Climber Science page, you can spot me in several of the early scenes - that's from the 2011 expedition, shot by Alex, our expedition doctor). Our biggest problem clothing-wise in the past summers has been the wind. I have a well-worn Montane eVent shell, which has done very well, so this windshirt should work out well.

Thanks, Seth!

Alicia MacLeay (Alicia)
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May 13, 2013 at 1:28 p.m. (EDT)

Congratulations, Bill.

Hope the Montane wind shirt works well in Peru and on your many other adventures.


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May 13, 2013 at 3:40 p.m. (EDT)

Looks like a really nice wind shirt.  Congrats Bill.

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May 13, 2013 at 6:09 p.m. (EDT)

Way to go Bill.

I personally will be looking for a wind tunnel test in the not so distant future.

I think 300 mph(just a suggestion) should do well to see just how resistant the shell is to a slight "breeze."


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May 13, 2013 at 9:39 p.m. (EDT)

Congrats OGBO! :)

Bill S
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May 23, 2013 at 2:55 p.m. (EDT)

Received it, and wore it on a hike up one of the local hills yesterday. It is a windshell, not a full weather-protection jacket. The hike was pretty breezy, so I got to experience the wind protection, and since the hike climbed 2500 ft in 4 miles (then back down), I got to get an impression of the breathability. After I wear it a few more times, I will do a write-up. I will note that, though it is a large, according to the label, it is fairly tight across the shoulders for me, with fairly slim sleeves at the arm-body point, which would limit wearing it over layers.

Alicia MacLeay (Alicia)
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May 24, 2013 at 10:33 a.m. (EDT)

Glad to hear it arrived and you've already started using it, Bill.

I'm sure others will appreciate reading your review once you've put it through its paces.

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