Montane Quick-Fire

A scooped hem stops it riding up when at full stretch, while Velcro adjustable cuffs are excellent. The eVENT fabric felt comfortable and proved relatively rustle-free and the hood was huge, although adjusted by Velcro not drawcords. Spot-on in every department. Light and easy to carry when not required, yet comfortable and completely bomb-proof when the heavens open. And the eVENT fabric is incredibly breathable, no matter how hard you work. The pockets are well-placed, can double as vents and will also hold a map. And the hood is pretty much perfect, with a superb wired peak.

VITAL STATS
Colours: Electric blue, black
Sizes: XS-XXL
Fabric: eVENT Super Lightweight three-layer
Main features: Fully taped seams, hood with wired peak, pre-curved arms, scooped hem, Velcro cuffs
Weight: 365g
Women’s version: No

Contact: 01670 522300
www.montane.co.ukVerdict
A highly breathable, well-vented waterproof that’s light and easy to carry, yet can handle the worst mountain weather. A little dearer than most but will earn its keep.