MontBell Peak Shell
Price Paid: $149
I used this jacket on the John Muir Trail in the late summer of 2009. At Silver Pass we got rained on for 24 straight hours. The jacket and peak rain pants held up well and kept me dry.
I also used them in the Grand Canyon in December of 2008 on a walk down South Kaibab to Phantom Ranch and back out Bright Angel. They worked well over the Mont Bell Alpine Light Down Parka to shed wind which was blowing at 40 mph with temperatures near zero. In summer under exertion they will cause sweating however the pit zips work well to dissipate it.
I also like the compact storage bags Mont Bell provides with all of their outerwear garments. It makes it much easier to backpack with.
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Featuring our BREEZE DRY-TEC&trade waterproof/breathable technology and super light fabrics the Peak Shell is the jacket of choice for ultra light specialists and casual users alike. Cutting edge 3-layer construction is more durable and lighter than other 2 or 2.5-layer materials while also offering exceptional breathability. Two hand pockets a fully adjustable hood and huge pit zips give this jacket an impressive list of features considering that it weighs only 11 ounces. Two hand pockets Draw cords for waist hidden in pockets 3-way hood Huge pit zips Elastic and Velcro Alpine Cuff system 3-layer BREEZE DRY-TEC&trade waterproof breathable laminate 12-denier rip-stop nylon shell 10-denier polyester lining Waterproofness: 25000 mm Breathability: 15000 g/m2/24hrs Size: XS/ S/ M/ L/ XL Color: DKIVDark Ivy/ MSCTMuscat/ SGBLStrong Blue/ SSOGSunset Orange Weight 11 oz. Size M
- Vargo Outdoors refers to the men's version
Featuring their new Breeze Dry-Tec™ waterproof/breathable technology, and super light fabrics, the MontBell Peak Shell is the jacket of choice for ultra light specialists and casual users alike. Cutting edge 3-layer construction is more durable and lighter than other 2 or 2.5-layer materials, while also offering exceptional breathability. Two hand pockets, a fully adjustable hood, and huge pit zips give this jacket an impressive list of features considering that it weighs only 11 ounces.Available In: Dark Ivy Strong Blue Features Proprietary Breeze Dry-Tec™ waterproof breathable laminate is air permeable and offers exceptional breathability 12-denier rip-stop nylon shell and 10-denier polyester lining keep weight to a minimum Fully seam taped 3-layer construction for performance and durability Two hand pockets Draw cords for waist hidden in pockets 3-way hood Huge pit zips Elastic and Velcro® 'Alpine Cuff' system Materials Breeze Dry-Tec™ waterproof/breathable Weight 11 oz. (Size M)
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
The Montbell Men's Peak Shell Jacket weighs 11oz and features Montbell's three-layer waterproof breathable fabric for skiers, climbers, and hikers who value light weight but still want premium weather protection and breathability. The Breeze Dry-Tec blends light weight and a three-layer construction, which makes the Peak Jacket more durable than many two-layer shells out there. The fabric also boasts twice the breathability of many competing fabrics key for active alpine pursuits like climbing or ski touring. Before tackling the steepest section of uptrack or negotiating the crux, unzip the extra-long pitzips to ensure you don't overheat. The three-way adjustable hood fits over most helmets, while hook-and-loop cuffs and a waist drawcord seal out the elements.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version