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Mountain Equipment Lhotse Jacket | Review

The Lhotse jacket from Mountain Equipment can put up with the worst of the wild

When you step out into the great outdoors you never know what’s going to happen. You might be treated to one of those rare moments – particularly rare in Great Britain – where the clouds part and the sunshine falls perfectly on your footsteps.

More likely though (especially if you’re out on a serious expedition) you’ll come up against some testing conditions at some point on your adventure. And when that happens, you need a jacket that’s up to the task. It could be the difference not only between ploughing on ahead or turning home, or if you’re in a remote location, between life and death.

It’s in these kind of conditions that you want to be sporting the Lhotse Jacket from Mountain Equipment. It’s the cream of the crop.

Whether you’re coming up against gale-force winds or blizzards worthy of Narnia it’ll keep you dry, warm and battling through the elements.”

The renowned Lhotse Jacket has won a whole host of awards in its time – and it’s no mystery why. Whether you’re coming up against gale-force winds or blizzards worthy of Narnia it’ll keep you dry, warm and battling through the elements. It’s Mountain Equipment’s best selling Gore-Tex pro jacket and it’s basically a mountaineer’s dream. The cut is perfect, the hood is brilliant and the fabric and all-round build is unbeatable in the field.

If this jacket feels incredibly well-built the second you put your hands on it, that’s because it is. Three-layer Gore-Tex Pro 40D fabric is backed up with 80D fabric reinforcement on the shoulders, hips and the outsides of the sleeves. What this means is that no water is getting into the jacket, and that’s it’s going to be incredibly durable as well.

The stitching on the jacket is hidden, which further prevents abrasion and gives a smooth, sleek look to it. It’s neat, tidy and practical.

The hood has adjusters at the rear and the front and features a well-constructed peak to help fend off the elements and insects. Photo: Chris Johnson.
The stitching on the jacket is hidden, which further prevents abrasion and gives a smooth, sleek look. Photo: Chris Johnson.
Three-layer Gore-Tex Pro 40D fabric is backed up with 80D fabric reinforcement on the shoulders, hips and the outsides of the sleeves. Photo: Chris Johnson.

The fantastic hood has adjusters at the rear and the front to give a great fit, and boasts a well-constructed peak to help fend off the elements and insects. It can also fit a helmet underneath easily.

A huge chest pocket on the left of the jacket offers easy access to a map or any items you need regularly, and smaller pockets are installed in the jacket as well.

If price is no barrier and you’re looking to get the best of the best; a jacket that will serve you well in Scottish gales or high glacial snowstorms, the Lhotse is the one.

Mountain Equipment Lhotse Jacket

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