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Montane Trailblazer Stretch Jacket

AquaPro Dynamic / 10,000mm HH, 6,500 MVTR* / *MVTR is not the whole story for this garment
Weighs 374g (Medium size)
Code: SS14641
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Montane's Trailblazer stretch jacket features a new fabric, Aquapro Dynamic which shifts moisture form inside the garment in two ways to maximise performance in this area.

Montane says: This stretch rain shell is a formidable new piece of mountain clothing. The fabric, Aquapro Dynamic, not only has a remarkable four way stretch, but also possesses a unique system of liquid and vapour perspiration management that increases in performance during high exertion. Designed for year round mountain trail use, from backpacking to trail running. Montane's Trailblazer Stretch Jacket is part of the VIA Trail Series.

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Montane's Trailblazer Stretch jacket is about the fabric, for a starters its very soft indeed - so you don't feel like you're wearing a shell garment, next its very stretchy so it moves with you and won't constrain your movement. Thirdly its very breathable - the MVTR figure don't reflect this - but thats because it moves moisture in different ways and MVTR only measures one way (see the features section for the detail).

Feature-wise the Trailblazer has twin hand pockets with a mesh inner to them, so this can be used as extra venting. The jacket also has a fully adjustable hood that will move as you do.

The Trailblazer Stretch jacket is therefore a good waterproof choice for someone engaging in high activity who really doesn't like wearing your traditional breathable hardshell.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Help and advice: Advice on choosing a waterproof shell at Ultralight Outdoor GearHydrostatic Head explained at Ultralight Outdoor GearMVTR & Breathability explained at Ultralight Outdoor Gear


  • AQUAPRO Dynamic waterproof fabric is both breathable and features a hyper four way stretch
  • AQUAPRO Dynamic is a bi-component waterproof laminate fabric with a membrane that is both hydrophobic and hydrophilic; under normal use it breathes through hydrophobic transpiration but during high exertion and upon reaching a critical level of internal humidity the fabric has an extra turbo boost of hydrophilic breathability that draws vapour perspiration through to the outside of the garment
  • Pattern matched stretch 15mm taped seams throughout
  • 12 – 13 stitch count on all seams versus a typical industry average of 8, creating a tight, clean and strong seam
  • 3mm seam allowance on all seams, reducing weight and bulk under the micro-tape and creating a smooth, strong seam



  • Technical tailoring to prevent arm lift raising the lower hem whilst reaching high
  • Articulated arms with engineered tailoring to prevent seams constricting over elbows and biceps



  • Fully adjustable ‘trail hood’ with three points of adjustment designed to fit over warm headwear
  • Hood visor stiffened with a wire on the lip and a foam insert for extra durability
  • Internal elastic loop combined with hook on rear hood compression drawcord allows hood to be rolled down and stowed away whilst not in use in windy conditions
  • Bonded and stitched hood channels for extra strength
  • Single hand adjustable elasticated face aperture with ‘floating’ cordlocks and internal cord exit for simplicity and improved functionality



  • Two deep A-line pockets with YKK matte Aqua Guard zip®
  • External pockets feature shaped zip garages to prevent further weather entry
  • Pocket zips feature easy grab pulls for use with gloves or mitts
  • Pockets are mesh lined for additional ventilation



  • Full length YKK matte Aqua Guard®centre front zip that is highly water resistant
  • Stretch panel either side of centre front zip allows for greater body movement across torso
  • Internal storm flap with rain drain edge behind centre front zip



  • Bonded brushed fine microfleece on inner collar facings next to mouth and chin
  • Roll over beardguard prevents YKK zip from contacting the chin or mouth
  • Shaped cuffs with adjustable Velcro tabs for ease of use with gloves or mitts
  • Rear external MONTANE® hang loop



  • Fully adjustable lower hem to prevent weather entry or heat loss
  • MONTANE single pull ‘penny cordlocks’ create a low profile for comfort
  • Fabric: AQUAPRO Dynamic
  • Denier 30D High guage interlock
  • Small weighs 346g
  • Medium weighs 374g
  • Large weighs 378g
  • XLarge weighs 384g
  • XXLarge weighs 390g
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