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OMM Aether eVent Smock

eVent DVSTORM 3 Layer Fabric / 10m Hydrostatic Head / 31000 Breathability G/m2
Weighs 198g (Medium size)
Code: AW16225
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The 2016 Aether Smock is an ultra lightweight 3 Layer Competition jacket. OMM have achieved awesome low weight while still retaining a full three layer fabric construction. The Aether Smock also has notable cuff and hem innovations and a decent wire in the hood.

OMM says:

The NEW Aether smock is lightweight fully featured mountain running smock. We’ve focused on creating new innovative closures around the wrist, waist and face. We then combined these with eVent’s new DVSTORM 3 layer fabric. To achieve 195g without sacrificing performance every element of the Aether has been looked at from YKK Aquaguard zips to a POINTZERO pocket lining providing a 30% reduction on standard mesh. The Ava & Aether jackets are ideally suited for extreme weather and conditions found on the OMM event.

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This is the unisex smock version of the award winning Ava Jacket. The OutDoor INDUSTRY Award is one of the leading international design awards for companies in the outdoor industry. New and innovative products are assessed and evaluated by an independent panel of expert judges.

The AVA jacket was judged to be "outstanding for its degree of innovation, functionality, weight and size when packed"

OMM: “We focus heavily on innovation and development to provide our users with the most advanced products possible. We are very pleased to have our efforts rewarded with such a prestigious award.”

OMM's 2016 Aether Smock achieves greatness by being ultra-lightweight yet retaining a full 3 layer construction, a decent hood and some nice hem and cuff detailing. 3 layer garments have the durability edge over their 2.5 layer counterparts but this usually adds weight - using a new incarnation of 3 layer eVent fabric OMM have managed to secure better durability without sacrificing weight.

The cuff innovation is great, allowing you to set the cuff as a thumb loop arrangement, this not only helps protect cold hand but also stops the sleeves riding up and prevents undergarment sleeves getting wet.

The hem adjustment pulls in the rear without cinching the front of the garment, essentially providing the adjustment needed without restricting the wearer.

Other attention to detail is impressive, we like the wired hood - so often its simply a foam brim with garments this light, but the Aether sports a real 'bendy' bit of wire.

This jacket is designed and is ideal for mountain marathons and competitions but would also be at home on a fell runner or ultralight fast packer.

- 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
  • Active fit with minimal seam construction
  • Fully adjustable wired & laminated mountain hood
  • YKK Aquaguard zip & internal bonded storm flap
  • Active Cuff laminated cuffs and thumb slot
  • Dynamic droptail
  • Reflective logos and print
  • 1 napoleon pocket with YKK AquaGuard zip
  • Small weighs: 182g
  • Medium weighs: 198g
  • Large weighs: 206g
  • XLarge weighs: 214g
  • Fabric: eVent 66gsm Nylon

 

Showing our 2 OMM Aether eVent Smock reviews with an average rating of Good. Would you like to write a review?
Review Summary - 3 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
September 25, 2019 | Duncan
John, is that a NO then?

Great shape, airy and a lot of the time waterproof... although I am a bit of a sweaty Betty. Had to clean/reproof more than usual to keep the smock water-ish tight. I think for me, the spaciousness, lightness and knuckle covers are the best bits but, as is very common (with me anyway) wish it really was WATERPROOF for a good two hours or more. Keeps me warm when damp so 75/100%

Ultralight Outdoor Gear Limited
September 6, 2019 | John Staffs
Disappointing.

Event material, smock design, a manufacturer with a good reputation - sorted, I thought. Wrong, sadly. Awful fit in the body - ridiculously boxy for an active-use item. The much-vaunted cuff design is hopelessly flimsy, and the cuffs parted every time I moved my arms. The shock-cord locks on the hood's face adjustment were clearly inadequate to secure the hood in windy conditions and, worst of all, the main zip's two halves didn't line up at the ends - leaving a portion of one side of the zip poking out from underneath the zip guard when the zip was done up. This last is a failure waiting to happen and unacceptably poor detailing and quality control on such an expensive item. As I write, this item is back on it's way, unused, to UOG for a refund. Profoundly disappointing.

Ultralight Outdoor Gear Limited
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