Why We Chose It: Designed for lightweight adventures, made from 100% recycled Pertex Quantum Eco, great breathability
The Extreme Smock, a bombproof layer that could happily take on Arctic expeditions and Scottish winters, was created by Montane over 25 years ago. Shortly, after they released the Featherlite Smock – which sat on the ultralight end of the spectrum. Now, for 2021, Montane has brought back this lightweight layer with new and updated fabrics.
Who Is The Montane Featherlite Smock For?
This smock is designed for fast and light adventures; the materials, features and design have all been produced for those who look to shave off as much weight as possible from their pack weight.
Made from 100% recycled Pertex Quantum Eco, the Montane Featherlite Smock is able to remain lightweight, packable and extremely breathable at a shockingly low weight.
For those unaware, Pertex Quantum makes use of tightly woven fine yarns to provide an extremely thin and lightweight fabric that’s able to provide an impressive amount of wind resistance along with fantastic breathability. This fabric can then be treated with a water repellent treatment, such as Nikwax, to help it fight off light showers.
Not only does Quantum block out wind while keeping breathability to a maximum, it also gives the fabric a soft touch and a great next to skin feeling for when it’s used as a layer over, say, a t-shirt. Quantum also has a four-way stretch built into it, meaning the jacket will stretch and adapt to your movements.