Minimus Jacket

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Weighing in at just over 232g the Minimus is an ultra lightweight rain shell from the future. The fabric, PERTEX® Shield +, delivers exceptional breathability levels and performance characteristics which are perfect for use with a lightweight pack during showery conditions or as an emergency rain shell. With a pack size of a large apple it will hardly be noticed when not in use.
Fabric: PERTEX® Shield +
Fabric denier: 15D + 40D Rip
Centre front zip: YKK AquaGuard®
Chest pocket zip: YKK reverse coil

Black / Black zips / Blue spark trim - NEW
Blue spark / Kiwi zips - NEW
Shadow / Alpine sun zips - NEW
Vivid green / Alpine red zips

Weight (approx.): 232g / 8.2oz (M)

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

FIT: Active Mountain

Activities: Trail Running / Backpacking / Mountain Marathon / Biking / Travel

RRP: £140.00

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View Minimus Jacket features and benefits
  • PERTEX® Shield + provides exceptionally high fabric breathability at 25,000 MVTR and a 20,000mm hydrostatic head
  • Micro-taped seams throughout to increase breathable surface area
  • Articulated arms for reach high movement and tailored specifically to reduce hem lift
  • Fully adjustable helmet compatible mountain hood with three point adjustment and wired peak
  • Mesh ventilated, OS map-sized, YKK zippered chest pocket
  • Internal D-ring inside chest pocket for secure key storage
  • Full length YKK AquaGuard® front zip with internal storm flap and rain drain
  • Adjustable hem to prevent weather entry and heat loss
  • Shaped cuffs with adjustable hook and loop tabs for ease of use with gloves or mitts
  • 360° ‘DUSK TILL DAWN’ reflectivity
  • MONTANE® stuff sac perfect for storage on the move

PERTEX® Shield +

53g/m² 2.5 layer 15D x 40D 100% nylon rip-stop
Breathable PU laminate with internal 'mesh' print
Waterproof to a minimum of 20,000mm hydrostatic head and with a minimum MVTR of 25,000g/m²/24hrs (JIS L 1099 B-1)
Spray rating 80/20

  • The Minimus Jacket uses PERTEX® fabric which contains a Durable Water Repellency (DWR) as the first barrier in keeping you dry. Clean your garment in order to maintain this.
  • Machine wash in warm water at 30°C/86°F with a mild detergent. MONTANE® recommends that you use Nikwax Tech Wash.
  • Do not use fabric softeners or bleach.
  • Drip dry.
  • Your jacket may need occasional re-proofing to restore the DWR. MONTANE® recommends Nikwax TX Direct.
  • Please see for more information.

Minimus Jacket / Maximum performanceCustomer Rating

The Minimus is the most versatile jacket you'll find. Light enough to use for running on the fells and mountain marathons yet robust enough for use making first ascents of himalayan peaks at 6000m. Waterproof, extremely breathable and compact, full of features like the wired hood and great fit make it the jacket for all occassions.

Author: Paul Figg

Minimal soaking!Customer Rating

This is without doubt the best, (lightest, smallest packed, quality of fit and materials) light weight / running jacket I have ever owned. Growing up within/around the clothes manufacturing industry I have worn/owned EVERY jacket from almost every company going - nothing, and I do mean nothing comes close to the quality of Montane - To own just one of their clothes is to look to own all of them! ~ james :)

Author: James Bailey

One of the lightest shell that'll keep you dryCustomer Rating

Well, nothing will keep you dry forever but this jacket is the best I've had. And lightest too! I'm really impressed by the Pertex Shield+ fabric. I bought this for my coast to coast walk in Scotland it worked beautifully. Not only it keeps me dry but it breaths so well I've occationally left my windbreaker home and used this instead. The jacket is longer at the back so I'm also using it for bike commuting. I own several Montane garments and I'm really happy with them all.

Author: Antti Tirilä

Great for UltrasCustomer Rating

I have taken this jacket on the West Highland Way Race and the Highland Fling. For the WHW it rained on me for 14 hours, most of that pretty hard rain. The jacket kept me dry, and most importantly warm. You will always sweat in a jacket like this, but the Minimus ceratinly keeps that down to a minimum. I also to the jacket to the Fling this year, it did not rain, so I really enjoyed the fact I could stuff this into my pack, with the minimum of extra weight. Great product, very well made, would happily buy at full price. One word to sum it up; Awesome.

Author: Sonny Winston

Minimus JacketCustomer Rating

Extremely light. It is by far the best shell I have ever owned. I have used it in torrential downpours and have stayed completely dry. It breathes very well. The cut is very athletic so I would recommend a size larger than one would normally order.

Author: Wayne Howell

Superb jacket when space at a premium!Customer Rating

I bought one of these for the hadrians wall 69 mile ultra marathon in June. It was amazing,lightweight and most importantly waterproof. The fact that it can be packed away so easily is a massive bonus and it is so lightweight. Would definitely recommend.

Author: Jonathan bygrave

Great mountain running jacketCustomer Rating

Slim set of features help keep the weight right down. Those features that are included are generally well thought out. Great to have a hood that you can run in without too much distress. The hood can either be folded away completely and secured with a tab of velcro ...or more usually for the lazy just sits back on the neck without inflating at the slightest gust of wind or flapping around, like some hoods I've had. The mini-wired peak works well. I've used it several times at endurance pace in snow, drizzly and rainy conditions and it's never got too sweaty. Harder efforts will accumulate damp but the breathability is pretty good considering. One minor tweak I might make is fractionally shorter arms, but possibly in high mountain and really foul conditions you might feel the benefit of the protection on the back of the hands? Small enough to go in a bumbag with the rest of your fell race gear, light enough to stick in your sac for a 'just in case' jacket.

Author: Steve R

Light weight but bomb proof.Customer Rating

I've had this jacket for a while now and normally carry it/use it in town or gentle walks/bike rides when gentle rain is expected. (For which it is excellent). But this winter I had lost my main waterproof coat and was going up to the highlands for some winter walking. So, I used this coat instead with doubt that it would perform for the weekend, but it did! Despite rain and slush and snow, it kept me dry and free from windy gusts. Just amazing for the lightness and thinness of the material. Incredible product!

Author: Nathan Savory

Trail Magazine

Awarded Best Value

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One of Top 5 Funktionsjacken

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Awarded 'Best in test'

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Awarded 'Top Pick'