Outdoor Enthusiast's Winter 2017 issue contains some exciting news for our Men's and Women's Alpine Spirit Jackets.
In a softshell jackets round-up, the Montane Alpine Spirit Waterproof Jackets won three out of four possible awards. Testing by Dan Aspel and Jen Roberts centered around breathability, comfort and use in high intensity activities in colder, windier conditions.
In the Men's category, Dan found that the Montane Men's Alpine Spirit Waterproof Jacket
offered "a host of pleasing details and features to enjoy"
, from the fabric and lining, to the size of the pockets. He was particularly struck by the hood, which is a fully adjustable, climbing helmet compatible, with a wired peak and a tall collar for additional face protection.
He found the jacket perfect for "cool weather, high intensity pursuits"
and handed it both Outdoor Enthusiast's 'Editor's Choice' and 'Best Buy' awards.
In the Women's category, Jen appreciated the soft microfleece lining with its breathable properties, the two way front zip and the hood design - like the men's jacket, this is fully adjustable, climbing helmet compatible and includes a wired peak and tall collar.
Her verdict was that the Montane Women's Alpine Spirit Waterproof Jacket
delivers "well-designed weather protection in a breathable package". She awarded it Outdoor Enthusiast's 'Editor's Choice'.