‘The new Spitz is a super capable. beautifully-fitted, all-round mountain jacket that’s being subtly brought up to date from the iconic original design.’
Outdoors Magic: Nice cut, good fabric, proven design, decent helmet-compatible hood.
Outdoors Tragic: Slightly pricey, no Vislon main-zip, hood doesn’t cover above chin level.
Outdoors Grabbit? The updated Spitz is still a really nice jacket with a decent hood and a neat, shortish cut, but it’s up against some fierce opposition. We’re talking small margins here, but we reckon the hood could give more protection to the lower face and at this price, a free-flowing Vislon main-zip should be almost standard. Still a very nice mountain shell though and one that’ll have a nostalgic pull for some.
Waterproof mountaineering jacket / Gore-Tex Pro 3L fabric / reinforced shoulders, sleeves, hips, hood areas / twin Napoleon-style chest pockets / pit-zips / water-resistant, PU-backed laminated, water-resistant zips all round / adjustable helmet hood with stiffened and wired peak / adjustable cuffs and hem / inside zipped mesh pocket / lift-pass pocket on upper sleeve
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