Montane Atomic DT Stretch 2010

This is the stretch version of the Montane Atomic DT 2.0 multi-activity jacket. You do pay extra for having stretch material, but the benefit is a closer fit that does not restrict movement too much and remains comfortable. The fabric is Entrant, which is a well-proven waterproof and breathable fabric. The design is close-fitting and short with a slight scoop tail, but the freedom of movement is excellent and the sleeves are particular well-shaped for comfort and movement. There are two chest pockets with mesh linings to aid venting when working hard. The pockets are well-placed for accessing while wearing a harness too. The front zip gets an internal stormflap that is Velcroed in place, which, while not as watertight as an external stormflap, is better than nothing. The hood has a wired peak, excellent fit and movement, and can be rolled down and secured at the collar. But if you pay more you can get more breathable fabric. There are lighter jackets for running in, as well as jackets with more reflective material for night-time action. The lower-priced non-stretch Atomic DT offers much the same performance for less cash.

Outer Stretch Entrant
Inner none
Fabric waterproofness very waterproof
Fabric breathability very breathable
Sizes XS-XXL
Weight 324g (L)
Made in China
Stores in the UK 50

The Montane Atomic DT Stretch is a superb fast and light multi-activity jacket  – and at a good price, too. It won the ‘Best Value’ accolade in our test.

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine November 2010