Montane Lite-Speed Jacket

Weighs 178g (Medium size)
Code: SS19695
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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.

Montane says:

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 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

  • Fully adjustable helmet compatible roll-away hood with wired peak
  • Articulated arms with engineered tailoring
  • Abrasion resistant printed shoulders and forearms
  • Two-way YKK full length front zip
  • Tall collar
  • Large zipped YKK chest pocket
  • Adjustable hem
  • Pre-elasticated cuffs
  • Stuffs away into own chest pocket
  • Small weighs: 172g
  • Medium weighs: 178g
  • Large weighs: 184g
  • XLarge weighs: 188g
  • XXLarge weighs: 198g
  • Back length: 73.5cm (M)


  • Wind Barrier Dynamic breathable, stretch wind shell with DWR
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Review Summary - 3 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
December 29, 2019 | Leo
Excellent design, fabric could be better

I bought this jacket to replace an old Arcteryx Squamish that has seen better days. I wanted something similar, that fitted better (the Squamish is a bit wide and short in the body for me) and have found that the Montane cut woks for me. First off, I'm super happy with the fit. I'm 6'1" and 40" chest and this jacket in Medium is perfect in that regard. A nice trim fit without being restrictive, and long enough in the body for biking without leaving a gap. I can't say I've noticed the stretch fabric, but it doesn't seem to need it. The hood is excellent, a proper wired peak, high collar and lots of adjustment. The zip comes quite far up the face, which can be annoying when the hood is down, but means much better coverage when you need it. I do wish there was Velcro adjustment on the sleeve cuffs, like the Squamish, the Montane elastic works OK but it's nice to have the option to ventilate by leaving them open. Speaking of ventilation, that is the one area where I'm disappointed in the jacket. It sheds wind and water pretty well, but the breathability of the fabric is very low compared to the Squamish. It is also noticeably less than the Pertex on my Montane Hydrogen Smock. It seems that there is a PU coating on the inside to make it tougher and more weather resistant, but any time I've been running, biking or skiing in it, I end up with condensation on the inside. For hiking/low intensity stuff this isn't an issue, but for more active use I feel this is a real shortcoming. Hopefully this coating will wear off in time through use and washing, but for now I will continue to use the Arcteryx for high energy use. Overall though, I'm happy with the jacket and would definitely recommend it.

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