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Montane Rapide Softshell Jacket

Weighs 326g (Medium size)
Code: SS15357
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Montane's Rapide Softshell Jacket is made from very soft and pliable waterproof material offering very comfortable and effective protection against wind and showery conditions.

Montane says: Built to provide comfort during cool Alpine trail running adventures, the Rapide Softshell Jacket is lightweight, water repellent, wind resistant, fast drying and features stretch for comfort during dynamic body movement. Montane's Rapide Jacket is part of the VIA Trail Series.

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Montane's Rapide Softshell Jacket is in the lightweight category which provides excellent wind proofing with moderate insulation, and of course is highly water resistant. In the case of the Rapide Jacket the fabric has quoted figures for hydrostatic head and breathability that wouldn't look out of place in a shell jacket.

This means the fabric is essentially waterproof, although the seams are definitely not - which is why its a softshell and not a hardshell. The fabric is also very soft with a nice drape. Designed to be lightweight its part of Montane's VIA range aimed at mountain runners but is equally suited to anyone needing this kind of protection in a lightweight package.

Feature-wise there's only a single external chest pocket which frankly is right for this type of garment, a very light roll away hood and simply bound cuffs.

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  • Fit: Active Mountain
  • Activities: Alpine Running / Trail Running / Mountain Marathon
  • Constructed from Chameleon Lite: 10,000mm hydrostatic head, windproof, wicking and breathable at 10,000mm MVTR
  • Stretch bound windproof hood that has a comfortable, snug fit during trail running
  • Head hugging pre-elastication to the rear of the hood
  • Hood rolls away into collar when not in use and can be snapped into place to prevent rustle in windy conditions
  • Mesh ventilated chest pocket with YKK MONTANE semi-auto zip
  • Full length YKK MONTANEsemi-auto centre front zip that locks shut and is rustle free
  • Low profile stretch bound cuffs with thumb loops
  • Adjustable lower hem to prevent weather entry or heat loss
  • Reflective VIA logo details
  • Fabric: Chameleon Lite
  • Fabric details: Face: 100% Polyester fabric with mechanical stretch
  • Hood fabric: Wind Barrier Dynamic
  • Hood fabric details: 100% nylon Mini Rip-stop
  • Zips: YKK MONTANE reverse coil semi-auto
  • Small weighs 306g
  • Medium weighs 326g
  • Large weighs 338g
  • XLarge weighs 349g
  • XXLarge weighs 360g
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Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
February 14, 2016 |
Good all-around jacket, not just for running

Surprisingly warm for the weight (320gr) and bulk (fits in a 1lt bottle).
Nice contoured fit, for a 179cm and 70kg average/lean built, is just right.
The sleeves are long enough to use the thumb-loop hole.
Raglan cut sleeves give freedom of movement, the shoulders free from seams (good when using a rucksack) and less chance for rain to leak in.
Very windproof, water resistance is good too. Good for running&cycling alike.
Minus points: no pit-zips vents or reflective points!