Product Reviews for Extreme Jacket

Montane Extreme jacket

This is the best soft shell type jacket I have ever owned! It is designed to be worn next to the skin, but I have been wearing it with a base layer and I have stayed warm and dry throughout. The jacket isn't supposed to be waterproof, but I have worn mine in some heavy downpours and haven't got wet.I bought mine in olive green so that i can blend in when watching wildlife, but I am going to buy another in shadow grey for casualwear. I am impressed.

Overall Performance - 5
Quality - 5
Value for Money - 5
Product Reviewing? - Colour: OLIVE, Size: L
Would you recommend this product? - Yes
Gender - Male
April 11, 2018
Absolute Classic

I know some bigger folk run hot in this for most of the year, but it's been my go-to jacket for winter work for several years. The weight might seem a bit high, but add a micro-fleece, mid-weight fleece and shell jacket together and see where you are. I've worn this on countless Scottish winter mountaineering days, trekking in Canada and ski-touring in the low Arctic. You can pour sweat into it or rain onto it and it'll still keep you warm, drying in a matter of minutes. The only thing I'd ask for is a slightly higher collar, although the neck closure on the hood does take care of that. It saves so much fuss with other layers and is really built to last. It works so well when wet that I've also bought an oversized one for sea kayak trips (resting rather than paddling). I couldn't recommend it more highly.

Overall Performance - 5
Quality - 5
Value for Money - 5
Product Reviewing? - Colour: SHADOW, Size: M
Would you recommend this product? - Yes
Gender - Male
March 26, 2018
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Love it

Fantastic jacket all round for winter use. I walk and use mine regularly for work with only a t-shirt underneath throughout most of winter. In heavy rain I tend to wear a waterproof over the top if I'm not moving much. The only problem I have with the jacket (and smock which I also own) is the size of the arm cuff. I don't exactly have fat or muscle bound fore arms but I can barely roll the sleeves up to the elbow - this would be an effective way avoid overheating but I rarely do it as the contrictive cuff is uncomfortable when over the arms. I rarely even need to use the velco closure round my wrists

Overall Performance - 4
Quality - 5
Value for Money - 4
Product Reviewing? - Colour: SHADOW, Size: XXL
Would you recommend this product? - Yes
Gender - Male
March 1, 2018
Poor

I have used my previous version of this jacket for 10+ years, absolutely brilliant; it finally took itself into a corner and died. Replacement, useless. Zip broken. Pertex seam on shoulder blown. I appreciate that the world has moved on and that China rules manufacturing but this is b****y useless.

Overall Performance - 3
Quality - 1
Value for Money - 1
Product Reviewing? - Colour: ALPINE RED, Size: M
Would you recommend this product? - No
Gender - Male
October 13, 2017
Superb jacket

I haven't had this jacket too long but to date it has been an excellent product. I bought it mainly as something that I could use for birdwatching which wasn't going to be too bright or colourful and this is absolutely ideal for this. It is a very comfortable fit and allows good movement and is very warm and windproof. I haven't tried it in the rain yet so can't comment on its rain repellency but I am extremely pleased with this and glad that I invested in this excellent product!!

Overall Performance - 5
Quality - 5
Value for Money - 4
Product Reviewing? - Colour: OLIVE, Size: M
Would you recommend this product? - Yes
Gender - Male
March 27, 2017
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It just doesn't want to die!!

I'm not a mountaineer, arctic explorer or soldier but my Extreme has been well and truly used and abused over the 5 years or so that I've had it. Camping, hiking, dog walking, cycling to work in minus 11C I was mafted by the time I arrived. Showing it's age a bit here and there, couple of holes at the collar where the hood is velcro'd on - will have a another when this one ends it's days - but it just doesn't want to die! No built in obsolescence here. Can't recommend it highly enough for any and all v. cold and wet conditions. Thank you

Overall Performance - 5
Quality - 5
Value for Money - 5
Product Reviewing? - Colour: BLACK, Size: M
Would you recommend this product? - Yes
Gender - Male
March 26, 2017
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The Perfect Solution...

After 10 years in British Commando Forces I know good kit when i see it, this jacket is bang on the money, a superb addition to anybodies kit list and essential when at base camp or hanging about on the hills, the only very minor glitch i found was the way the hood is attached to the shoulders with the small popper studs, I've snagged my hood and ripped them out :-(, other than that, I'd buy another in heartbeat!!

Overall Performance - 5
Quality - 5
Value for Money - 5
Product Reviewing? - Colour: SHADOW, Size: M
Would you recommend this product? - Yes
Gender - Male
October 30, 2016
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