Montane's updated Lite-Speed Jacket is a breathable windproof with a good amount of stretch. It offers remarkable protection and features for a garment that's so lightweight.
The ultimate windproof for the mountains, our iconic Lite-Speed Jacket has been upgraded with a more breathable and stretchy Wind Barrier Dynamic fabric, offering an improved fit for an unrivaled combination of weight and performance with an enhanced feature set.
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Montane's 2019 Lite-Speed Jacket is the original Montane hooded windproof updated for the next generation. Although so much has been updated that it's pretty much a whole new jacket. It's now made with Wind Barrier Dynamic fabric which is a breathable and stretchy windshell with a DWR. The shoulders and forearms now have printed stripes on them which are abrasion resistant which is better for the jacket when your wearing a light pack.
The feature set has also seen a few changes. There's no longer twin hand pockets but there is a large zipped chest pocket which also doubles as a stuff sack. The hood is fully adjustable and helmet compatible with a wired peak. I prefer the wired peak as it holds better in really windy conditions.
What's so amazing with this type of garment is that you can put it on when it starts to get windy and feel really warm very quickly. The new Lite Speed offers remarkable protection and features for a garment that's so lightweight.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear