The Montane Featherlite Down Jacket is an ultralight highly compressible micro baffle mountain jacket that can be worn après-ski or as a layering piece on cold days. Montane is renowned for its extremely lightweight materials and totally durable outer fabrics and construction. It is shocking how light and strong each of the pieces in their line actually is.
The Montane Featherlite Down Jacket is perfect for all cold-weather occasions. Montane released its Featherlite Down Jacket this winter, which weighs in at just 14.3 ounces and stuffs down to the size of a large orange. It includes its own stuff sack for transport and storage. It is stuffed with high-quality 750 fill goose down. The jacket features articulated arms and anatomical construction. It features full length baffled zippers and a down hood.
Exceptionally light, this jacket is highly versatile for year-round mountain activities and can be worn as a mid-layer when moving quickly in cold conditions or as outer insulation on cool evenings at camp or on the town. Designed as an ultra light, highly compressible mountain jacket, the Featherlite Down Jacket will hardly be noticed while stowed away with the rest of your gear, in a pack, or in a pocket. It's available in sizes XS through XXL.
Constructed with a Pertex Quantum fabric shell, the jacket is 100 percent windproof and has superior water resistance. Its liner is made of Peaq Down, which is comfortable next to the skin and is both highly breathable and fast drying. For several years now, Montane has gotten stronger and stronger with its Featherlite category of ultralightweight Pertex windproofs. The Featherlite Down Jacket continues this innovation.
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While not the biggest outdoor clothing brand, Montane is certainly one of the most specialized. The brand is at the forefront of innovative, lightweight design and the use of the most technologically advanced fabrics.
Montane was established in the north east of England in 1993 by Chris Roff and Jake Doxat, who met on a three month Operation Raleigh expedition to southern Chile in 1989. After returning from South America, Chris left a job in construction to establish Montane. Chris' quest became to produce clothing that was lightweight, low bulk, well designed for prolonged, hard outdoor use, and warm and comfortable over a wide range of different conditions and activities.
The answer lay in combining warm, lightweight and very high wicking lining fabrics with water-resistant, hard wearing and windproof outer fabrics. This was the start of what is now commonly referred to as "soft-shell."
From this base in soft-shell outdoor and mountain clothing, Montane has expanded to apply the same basic principles to men's and women's clothing for other aerobic sports like biking and running – sports for which the basic requirements are the same – to keep the wearer dry and comfortable, while being as lightweight and easy to pack as possible.