The Mantra is a really lightweight soft shell, with a fabric that’s so flexible and easy to move around in you can almost forget you’re wearing it. The clean, smart lines make the Mantra look as good on the street as it performs in the mountains, and it’s stylish enough for the pub, too. It features Polartec Power Shield fabric, which is incredibly breathable, water-repellent, and soft-lined for comfort against the skin. It works best as a windproof and highly breathable outer-layer, but will also feel comfortable as a mid-layer in cooler weather. The abrasion-resistant fabric will stay looking good even after many outings in the hills. The mesh-lined pockets are well-placed for access when wearing a pack, and Velcro adjustable cuffs offer plenty of versatility for trapping and spilling warm air.
Fabric: Polartec Power Shield
Weight (tested size): 360g
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 01670 522 300; www.montane.co.uk