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Mountain Equipment Vector (2014)

£150.00

What sets the Mountain Equipment Vector apart from many of its lower-priced lightweight counterparts is that here you’re getting a much higher-spec fabric, which means it should remain waterproof for longer while also being more breathable. It’s only a 2.5-layer fabric, though, and 3-layer fabrics and jackets with mesh lining will control condensation better, although there are vent holes under ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Golite Phantom

£150.00

The Phantom is for the true minimalist at only 275g. It’s cut quite short and the fabric is noisy and rather clammy. The Velcro cuffs don’t allow much room for adjustment and are rough against the skin, and there isn’t much of a collar. It has a small fleece chin guard, but the hood isn’t big enough for ladies with ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Haglöfs Lim Ultimate 2008

£150.00

The Haglöfs Lim Ultimate is a modern classic lightweight jacket. The simple design with minimal seams saves a lot of weight, while the slashing of features and the use of Gore Paclite fabric shaves a few more grams. You do get some good features though such as a full-length front zip and a hem drawcord to keep draughts out. There ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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GoLite Phantasm 2008

£150.00

The GoLite Phantasm lightweight jacket weighs just 273g (L); Gore Paclite offers good performance; two pockets; hood can be rolled down and secured; full-length front zip. But the pockets are not large enough for maps and cannot easily be accessed while wearing rucksack belts; elasticated rather than Velcro cuffs; more condensation than Gore-Tex Pro Shell; hood fit and movement are ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Mountain Hardwear Quark 2008

£160.00

The Mountain Hardwear Quark is an extremely lightweight multi-activity jacket, which naturally makes it ideal for fast and light action. The fabric is incredibly thin Conduit, which is rated as extremely breathable and very waterproof.  There is a little bit of stretch in the material, which allows the fit to be a bit closer without restricting movement. It uses 100 ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Haglöfs Lim Ultimate

£150.00

The lightest jacket in our test by a meaningful amount. The big saving comes from the simple pattern that is free of too many seams, while the use of Gore Paclite fabric offers good weight savings too. The jacket is very simplistic with only the bare essentials to keep you dry. So you get a hem drawcord to keep draughts ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Columbia Faster and Lighter Shell

£175.00

The Faster and Lighter Shell is a multi-activity jacket that does exactly what it says on the swing tag. It weighs in at 248g, which is pretty light, and ideal for fast and light action. The fabric is no lightweight though, being rated as good as the best. There is a little bit of stretch in the fabric too, which ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Mountain Hardwear Quark

£160.00

This is a superb multi-activity jacket if weight is your priority, as it tips the scales at just 258g (men’s size L). The fabric is incredibly thin Conduit which is rated as extremely breathable and very waterproof. The fabric is stretchy too, which allows the fit to be a little closer without restricting movement. There isn’t any stitching either, as ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5

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