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Montane 2016 Black Ice Jacket

250g of PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Down Blend Fill / Barrier Lite RS Outer
Weighs 722g (Medium size)
Code: AW16201
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The Black Ice Jacket is made from Primaloft Gold Insulation. The blend of down and synthetic insulation combines the warmth and packability of down with the fast drying and ‘warm when wet’ properties of synthetic fill.

Montane says:

The Black Ice Jacket is the most versatile down jacket ever created. Designed for rugged mountaineering days, it utilises PrimaLoft® GOLD Insulation Down Blend that enables the insulation to dry faster and stay warmer for longer.

It features zoned boxwall panels in the main body helping to reduce the number of cold spots and creating evenly filled panels of high quality goose down and synthetic blend. Combined with stitch through construction in the sleeves for low bulk and increased freedom of movement. The Black Ice is perfect for cold winter days and nights either on the move or resting.

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Montane's Black Ice Jacket has had a few changes since it first launched, changing it's name every time which has probably left a few people confused with the difference's between each one.

It first started out as the Black Ice Jacket which featured 250g of 800+ Fill Power Down with a Freeflow Ultralite outer. It then changed to the Black Ice 2.0 Jacket which featured 250g of Primaloft Gold Insulation Down Blend with the same freeflow Ultralite outer. Now they have gone back to the original name, the Black Ice Jacket, still featuring 250g of PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Down Blend Fill but with a Barrier Lite RS outer.

You would expect that by changing the outer, they did so to improve the performance. However after researching and comparing the Freeflow Ultralite with the Barrier Lite RS, there doesn't seam to be much of a difference, other than the name. Both provide good wind and water resistant protection using 20 denier ripstop fabric. They have continued with the down blend fill as it offers excellent insulation, even when wet.

Overall, as they basically kept it the same, and haven't changed the price tag, we don't mind the change as the new colours are pretty snazy.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

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CONSTRUCTION, PATTERNING & DESIGN

  • Lightweight yet tough, Barrier Lite RS is a nylon rip-stop fabric with a DWR, perfect for protecting the down blend insulation
  • 250g of PrimaLoft® GOLD Insulation Down Blend fill, consisting of 70% 90/10 high quality water resistant goose down at 750+ fill, blended with 30% PrimaLoft® synthetic fill fibres
  • Certified through the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) and Track my Down™ traceability
  • PEAQ Down lining that is exceptionally comfortable next to the skin, highly breathable and fast drying
  • Classic boxwall construction throughout the main body
  • Stitch through construction on sleeves to reduce bulk and improve freedom of movement
  • Articulated arms for reach high movement and tailored specifically to reduce hem lift

INNOVATIVE PrimaLoft® INSULATION

  • The blend of water resistant goose down and PrimaLoft® synthetic insulation combines the warmth and packability of down with the fast drying and ‘warm when wet’ properties of synthetic fill

HOOD CONFIGURATION

  • Fully adjustable helmet compatible hood with three point adjustment
  • Adjustable face aperture with external cord exits for quick adjustment
  • Hood visor stiffened with a foam insert and a wire on the lip for adjustability
  • Barrier Lite RS lining inside hood for additional water repellency
  • Internal elastic loop and hook on rear hood compression drawcord allows hood to be rolled down and stowed away whilst not in use in windy conditions

POCKET CONFIGURATION

  • Two fine microfleece lined hand-warmer pockets with YKK VISLON® zips
  • External zipped chest pocket
  • Internal zipped security pocket and fine mesh water bottle pocket

CENTRE FRONT ZIP

  • Full length baffled two way YKK VISLON® front zip for ease of use with a backpack or climbing harness
  • Self fabric roll over beardguard with soft microfleece inner facing next to chin and mouth for extra comfort

CUFF AND SLEEVES CONFIGURATION

  • Part elasticated hook and loop adjustable cuffs with grab tabs for ease of use with gloves or mitts

WAIST AND HEM CONSTRUCTION

  • Internal waist drawcord adjustment for close fit around the body
  • Barrier Lite RS hem lining for additional storm protection
  • Adjustable hem to prevent spindrift entry and heat loss

FURTHER FEATURES

  • Own waterproof storage Montane dry bag
  • Barrier Lite RS
  • PrimaLoft® GOLD
  • Fit: Active Mountain
  • Small weighs: 700g
  • Medium weighs: 722g
  • Large weighs: 756
  • XLarge weighs: 775

 

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