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Basement - Montane Fast Alpine Stretch Neo Jacket

Polartec Neoshell Stretch / 10,000mm HH (20,000mm in reinforcement areas), 20,000g MVTR
Weighs 560g (Medium size)
Code: SS16890
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Hyper-breathable stretch, high mountain shell with plenty of technical features throughout.

Montane says:

Designed for fast-paced, non-stop technical climbing where the primary need is for hyper breathability and weather protection. The Fast Alpine Stretch Neo Jacket is so breathable it blurs the line between “hard” and “soft” shell and can comfortably be worn continuously during heavy athletic exertion, such as ice climbing or ski-mountaineering.

The Fast Alpine Stretch Neo Jacket has been designed and featured for a wide range of backcountry winter adventures. Featuring a PERTEX snow skirt, technical climbing helmet hood, low profile hem cordlocks and an active, technical fit that can happily accommodate cold weather layering.

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Montane's Fast Alpine Stretch Neo Jacket is built for tough use in the mountains. This is one of the most durable jackets we do. The reinforcements on the arms and shoulders are incredibly solid and will take years of abuse before they show signs of wear.

Polartec Neoshell is now gaining ground in the never-ending war between the high-end shell fabrics. It's breathability levels beat most other hard shell fabrics out there and the extra comfort given when you're working at your hardest ice climbing or backcountry skiing is really worth it.

All the features on this jacket are really top end stuff; full Aquaguard zips throughout, Pertex Microlight fully adjustable snow skirt, bonded brushed fine microfleece inner collar and much more.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Help and advice:
Advice on choosing a waterproof shell at Ultralight Outdoor Gear
 Hydrostatic Head explained at Ultralight Outdoor Gear
 MVTR & Breathability explained at Ultralight Outdoor Gear


  • Constructed from hyper breathable POLARTEC® NeoShell® Stretch fabric; perfect for use in high exertion activities
  • NeoShell® fabric technology gives an increased airflow during high activity when compared to conventional waterproof breathable fabrics, allowing for improved convection of moisture vapour
  • Bonded DIAMOND FACE fabric on shoulders and forearms to protect against rock abrasion, rucksack straps and shoulder-hooked ice axes
  • 13mm micro-taped seams to increase breathable surface area
  • 12 – 13 stitch count on all seams versus a typical industry average of 8, creating a tight, clean and strong seam
  • 3mm seam allowance on all seams, reducing weight and bulk under the micro-tape and creating a smooth, strong seam


  • Tailored with technical ice climbing movements in mind and designed to be worn in conjunction with a climbing harness
  • Technical tailoring to prevent arm lift raising the lower hem whilst reaching high
  • Articulated arms with engineered tailoring to prevent seams constricting over elbows and biceps
  • Slightly larger chest and bicep measurements combined with an athletic fit in the body allows for winter layering and maximum micro-climate creation


  • Fully adjustable helmet compatible hood with three points of adjustment
  • Hood visor stiffened with a wire on the lip for adjustability
  • Pre-elasticated compression at the rear neck to minimise excess fabric when hood is not used with a helmet
  • Internal elastic loop combined with hook on rear hood compression drawcord allows hood to be rolled down and stowed away whilst not in use in windy conditions
  • Bonded and stitched hood channels for extra strength
  • Single hand adjustable elasticated face aperture with ‘floating’ cordlocks and internal cord exit for simplicity and improved functionality


  • PERTEX® Microlight Mini Rip-stop windproof internal waist snow skirt to prevent weather and spindrift entry
  • Snow skirt top and bottom drawcord continuous loop adjustment
  • POLARTEC® NeoShell® snow skirt front placket with ‘snaps’ for security


  • Two deep A-line pockets with YKK matte AquaGuard® zips positioned well clear of backpack or climbing harness belt
  • Left arm sleeve pocket with YKK matte AquaGuard® zip
  • All external pockets feature shaped zip garages to prevent further weather entry
  • YKK zips are both stitched and bonded into the seams
  • External zips feature easy grab U-shaped pulls for use with gloves or mitts
  • Internal left hand side bonded mesh pocket with hook and loop closure


  • Full length YKK AquaGuard® VISLON® front zip that is highly water resistant and two way to allow easy access to climbing or rucksack harness and / or trousers
  • Internal storm flap with rain drain edge behind centre front zip together with low profile, durable press stud to secure hem and prevent further weather entry
  • Easy grab U-shaped pull on centre front zip for use with gloves or mitts
  • Bonded brushed fine microfleece on inner collar facings next to mouth, chin and rear neck
  • Roll over beardguard prevents YKK zip from contacting the chin or mouth


  • Shaped ‘ratchet cuffs’ that are bonded for durability and glove / mitt compatible for extra adjustability and security in storm conditions
  • Low profile embedded cuff hook and loop closure
  • D-ring sewn in upper sleeve to attach glove or mitt cord


  • Bonded lower adjustable hem to prevent spindrift entry and heat loss
  • MONTANE® ‘penny cordlocks’ on lower hem sides to create a low profile for comfort under climbing or rucksack harness 


  • Rear external MONTANE® hang loop
  • Small weighs 546g
  • Medium weighs 560g
  • Large weighs 572g
  • XLarge weighs 616g
  • PERTEX Microlight Mini Rip-Stop
  • POLARTEC NeoShell Stretch
  • Fit: Active Mountain
  • Suitable for: Climbing & Mountaineering
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