M Montane Solo Jacket REVIEW
by Jay Ham
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Article Summary:The Montane Solo Jacket uses lightweight materials and features that retain heat without excessive weight or bulk. The high fitted collar, uninsulated hood, adjustable low hem, and double baffled full-length zipper allow easy adjustments to regulate temperature by venting or battening down as necessary. Despite the inclusion of these features, many of which are excessive for an ultralight insulation layer, Montane maintains a respectable weight of 15.9 ounces (451 grams). Montane achieved this by using lightweight fabrics (0.9oz/yd2 Pertex Quantum) and premium lightweight insulation (1.8oz/yd2 Primaloft One). Overall, I was pleased with the fit. However, I felt the shoulder articulation could be improved to permit raising the arms without raising the hem. The Montane Solo Jacket Review addresses detailed specifications, warmth, storm resistance, usability, fit, value, and recommendations for improvement.
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