‘Mountain Equipment’s iconic Lhotse all-rounder is still the jacket to beat thanks to a mix of great fabric, solid build, über-protective hood and probably the best cut of any shell we’ve used.’
Outdoors Magic: Proven Gore-Tex Pro fabric, ME’s excellent, sleek alpine fit, UK-friendly helmet hood with serious peak, plenty of pockets, solid build, quality components.
Outdoors Tragic: Fabric is quite noisy. Little face protection with helmet under hood.
Outdoors Grabbit? Our benchmark mountain waterproof for the past couple of years, the Lhotse is beautifully cut, uses a proven, tough and breathable fabric. It has one of the best hoods out there, which also works for occasional helmet use. Build quality is excellent and components are top notch too. A great waterproof jacket for general mountain use and still hard to beat.
Waterproof mountain jacket / Gore-Tex Pro 40D fabric with 80D reinforcements / adjustable Mountain HC Hood / ME Alpine fit / 2 large pockets and 1 Napoleon chest pocket, laser cut and laminated with YKK® moulded AquaGuard® zips / 2-way YKK® moulded AquaGuard® centre front zip / 2-way YKK® WR underarm pit zips with laminated and bonded entry / Adjustable laminated cuffs and dual tether hem drawcords / single internal zipped pocket / tab-down hood facility / Storm Construction
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