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Montane Mens Extreme Softshell Jacket

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An insulated jacket works by trapping the natural heat that your body gives off in the fibres of the insulation; this creates a micro-climate inside your jacket, keeping you warm and toasty. It's ideal for less arduous activities in super cold conditions when reliability and comfort are more important than pack size and weight. The cut is better, zip placement better with wind flaps (my really old mk1 grey and red buffalo was a pain for freezing nips of air when winter climbing from the zips).

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Where it thrives is on days when the wind comes howling in over the tops driving snow into your face and spindrift down your neck and suddenly the Extreme is a sort of portable oasis of reassuring warmth. Up until then, the combined fleece and Pertex layers were more than capable and moisture soon wicked out. LD Mountain Centre does not accept responsibility for items being delayed through customs/ security checks or adverse weather conditions. It is possible to alleviate some of these issues (to an extent) by fastidiously making the hood closure as well fastened (matching the Velcro patches millimetre for millimetre) as possible and then tightening the hood to ensure no wind can pull it open and then off. In the case of the Extreme, I’m happy to say I like this feature as it gives me the flexibility to adapt to changing weather conditions.I find whether I’m setting out across Striding Edge, kitting up on Scafell Pike or sat on a cold belay on Ben Nevis I simply arrive, do up the zips and I’m ready to go – usually whilst my clients, partner or mates are still wrestling with their rucksack. The walk-ins can get quite hot so would advise you to take just a base layer for that if its particularly warm. Whilst we’re talking about sleeves, let’s take a quick look at the attachment clips stitched about halfway up the forearm (see the above image). They are pulled into shape by the tightening cords, so I think whatever size fitted would shape up nicely. The extra wide Velcro and elastic combination on the cuffs works well to give good adjustment and fit, especially compared to some of the skinny Velcro you see on other jackets.

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On a typical Ben day, I walk in wearing running shorts and a thermal, perhaps a pertex shirt if driech/windy. Trusted my Mountain Rescue teams all over the UK, the legendary Extreme Smock isrenownedfor its durability, comfort and warmth. I've found the montane to be too hot for long strenous walks in but for climbing it's toasty warm and i've never needed a belay jacket. Pile-Pertex is arguably the original non-wayerproof, but wear all day, single-layer soft shell system.

The Extreme Smock uses two way YKK zipped side vents with storm flap to aid cooling even during vigorous activity, and also provides plenty of storage, with two deep A-line hand-warmer pockets positioned well clear of backpack straps or harness belts, a large front pocket, and a sleeve pocket with hook and loop closure for easy access to your essentials.

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