Montbell Versalite Waterproof Jacket

Gore-Tex Infinium 2L with Windstopper Technology / 30,000mm HH, 43,000 MVTR
Weighs 192g (Medium size)
Code: SS20381
  • £199.99
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Montbell's Versalite uses the cutting edge Gore Infinium fabric to create a lightweight, windproof barrier. They have upped the game by giving this jacket fully taped seams, making it waterproof too. The result... exceptional performance. 

Montbell says:

The Versalite Jacket has always followed our "Light & Fast®" design philosophy. From its inception, we have continually attempted to improve upon the design and create the best ultralight rain shell possible. We are now happy to bring about a major change to the design of the Versalite and have decided to change the user experience and improve the Versalite's comfort. The redesigned Versalite Jacket is made using K-Mono Cut, a unique, originally developed pattern based on our Ki-no-bi philosophy. Utilizing GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ WINDSTOPPER® fabrics, the jacket now feels smoother and has increased durability. By seam sealing the GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ WINDSTOPPER® fabrics, Montbell has reinvented the Versalite Jacket as a super lightweight, waterproof rain shell.

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Montbell's Versalite has upgraded the old style windproof and made it waterproof by combining Gore Infinium and fully taped seams. The stats are impressive enough with 30,000HH giving some serious waterproofing and an MVTR of 43,000 providing excellent levels of breathability, all in a jacket weighing under 200g! The jacket increases the level of breathability further by adding pit zips. They have weather resistant Aqua-Tect zippers and are an impressive length, stretching down the sides to almost the elbow. It's even more impressive when you consider the overall weight of the jacket for this feature in particular.  

To make the jacket practical for regular use, rather than a lightweight experiment, in addition to the large pit zips the Versalite comes with two decent sized hand pockets, drawcord hem and adjustable cuffs. The fit of the jacket is pretty generous and the length of the arms is longer than expected too. If you like a roomier jacket or you pull your sleeves down over your hands regularly then this is great for you. 

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Help and advice:
Advice on choosing a waterproof shell at Ultralight Outdoor Gear
  Hydrostatic Head explained at Ultralight Outdoor Gear
  MVTR & Breathability explained at Ultralight Outdoor Gear
  • Original “K-Mono Cut” pattern
  • Fully seam taped, Waterproof / Breathable
  • Weather resistant Aqua-Tect ™ zipper
  • 8.7 in. (22 cm) 2 zippered hand pockets
  • 16.5 in. (42 cm) pit zips
  • Draw cord hem adjustment
  • Adjustable alpine cuffs
  • Smart Sewing Technology for weight savings
  • Slightly articulated arms
  • Reflective zipper and logo
  • Stuff sack included
  • Small weighs: 184g
  • Medium weighs: 192g
  • Large weighs: 206g
  • XLarge weighs: 216g
  • Centre back length: 73cm / 28.7in


  • GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ WINDSTOPPER® fabrics 10-denier Ballistic Airlight rip-stop nylon
  • Water resistance: 30,000mm
  • Breathability: 43,000g/m2/24hrs (JIS L-1099 B-1 method)
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Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
June 25, 2021 | Steve
An excellent buy

I bought this for the West Highland Way and it didn’t disappoint, only pulled it out 4 times I think (I was lucky with the weather). The worst weather I had this out in was in the Cheviots in May and the water just rolled off it, it’s paper thin but performed excellently. On the WHW, of the 4 times I used it, 2 were as a windproof where it was flawless and of the other 2, one was for drizzle and the last time was descending into Fort William in steady rain which it stood up to easily. Weighs nothing, packs down really small, keeps you dry and keeps the wind off of you great. This has a couple of features one is the pockets are slightly higher up so as to miss your pack straps which is also fantastic for keeping your hands out the way when it’s wet or cold, the drawstring goes into the pockets which I found a little strange but it’s not a negative just different. The hood cinches down to keep you snug and I always wear a waterproof cap so the hood moves with me but no idea how it works on its own, the drawstring cinches tight the same and the Velcro wraps neatly around your wrist. Overall I love it.

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