Montane Primaloft Jacket Review
The Montane Primaloft Jacket is made from high-quality materials. The jackets feature a lightweight design and excellent craftsmanship. The lower zipper is easily accessible with a plastic snap. The jackets also feature an adjustable hem and tail to prevent unwanted heat loss. In addition, they have a drop hem that eliminates the risk of backdraft.
Icarus is a good choice for people with larger hips
The Icarus is a good choice for those who want a jacket with good coverage. It is made of Pertex, which makes it waterproof. Its drawback is that it does not make a good belay jacket. In addition, its elasticated hem can feel restrictive when wearing it.
Hi-Q Luxe is a high-weight synthetic jacket.
The Hi-Q Luxe is a versatile jacket that can serve as an outer or mid-layer. It is lightweight and has articulated arms for easy movement. This jacket also packs well, with its pocket. Its Primaloft GOLD Luxe insulation provides exceptional warmth and lightweight lofting.
The Hi-Q Luxe jacket is designed with an active lifestyle in mind. Its low-bulk areas under the arms and harness allow you to move without exposing your skin to the elements. It also features a low-profile insulated hood that fits comfortably under helmets. It also has adjustable cuffs and hem.
Its ripstop outer fabric is tough and durable. It is also treated with DWR to repel light rain. I tested this jacket in strong winds and found it to function well. The water resistance was brief, though: it was soaked through within 30 minutes of light rain. However, this jacket has ample room to layer an underlayer. It also has a decent length and provides full coverage.
Montane Prism insulation
The Montane Prism Jacket has been redesigned for the new season and is an excellent mid-layer for cold climates. It features lightweight Primaloft Eco insulation that delivers exceptional warmth for its weight and bulk. It fits easily under a shell and offers far more warmth than a traditional fleece.
The Prism jacket has drawstring adjusters and elasticated cuffs to keep you warm. It also has a windproof outer material, Pertex Quantum. This makes it particularly effective in high winds. This comfortable general-purpose outdoor jacket offers excellent warmth in spring, summer, and winter.
The Prism is lightweight, which makes it an excellent choice for the fall and spring seasons. It also features two hand pockets and a chest pocket, which keep you warm. The jacket also has a helmet-compatible hood. It also packs down into a hand pocket. It also features an ‘active mountain’ fit block with a 39″ chest. It is not overly baggy and has plenty of room for an additional layer.
Windproof PERTEX Quantum Rip-stop
A lightweight down-filled jacket with a windproof PERTEX Quantum rip-stop outer makes this Montane Primaloft Jacket incredibly warm. The insulation inside is made of 800 fill-power geese down. The jacket’s hood is windproof and breathable, and the insulated body keeps you toasty even when wet. Whether you’re heading out on a hike or a day on the slopes, you’ll be glad to have a jacket with these features.
The windproof PERTEX Quantum rip-stop fabric used in this jacket is durable and won’t tear easily. It is also machine washable, so frequent trips to the dry cleaner aren’t necessary.
Micro baffle construction
Montane has mastered the micro baffle construction style of insulated jackets with their Featherlite Down Jacket and Micro Down Jacket models. The ThermoPlume models follow the exact basic blueprint but are slightly more expensive. The micro baffle construction keeps the down insulation distributed evenly throughout the jacket, and the jacket’s sleek design adds an appealing look.
The YKK reversed coil zipper is excellent and equipped with a chin guard. The jacket is lightweight, which means it can be worn over other layers or as a mid-layer.