Waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX protection for high mountain treks, big ski days or simply when you're exploring the most challenging environments.
Mountain Equipment says:
GORE-TEX 40D fabric with GORE C-KNIT backer technology gives fully waterproof and windproof performance with a soft feel that makes it ideally suited to all-day wear. Our Alpine fit gives total mobility and the proven Mountain HC Hood unrivalled protection.
Mountain Equipment's Quarrel Gore-Tex Jacket uses the Gore-Tex C-Knit fabric backer which adds a soft feel to the inside of the jacket, it also is lighter than the traditional backer which also makes it more breathable. The wired peak also has a stiffened area that extends up the hood 2-3 inches, this is practically like wearing a cap and when it's driving wind and rain you'll be thankful for this tough peak.
The main zip is nice and chunky and you really get the feeling that once that goes up nothing is going to get past it. The features such as the pit zips and the amount of adjustability on the jacket, coupled with the Gore-Tex C-Knit backer make the Quarrel ideal for long, heavy use while still keeping you dry and comfortable.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear