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Convertible Rain Jacket


Updated 10/25/17 (EST)

Trail and Ultra Running

Reviewed on November 10th, 2016

Trail and Ultra Running reviewed a slew of Montbell Gear over the past couple of months. Find out what they have to say about Convertible Rain Jacket and Pants.

"The Convertible Rain Jacket and Pants by MontBell stay true to their slogan of “Light and Fast Outdoor Clothing and Equipment”. Weighing in at 6.1 oz for the Pants and 9.0 oz for the Jacket, and each stuffing into a 3”x3” pouch, they both offer hard shell rain protection while not taking much more room than a lightweight stash jacket. In addition they feature zip off arms and legs for those days when it’s too warm or you are moving too fast for full coverage, but it’s still important to keep the core dry.

I wore the jacket and pants while in torrential rain and sleet in pre-dawn hours, while chasing elk through thick underbrush (the rip-stop nylon is a little too noisy to effectively get close J), and while on tempo runs (with the arms and legs unzipped) in moderate precipitation. The Dry-Tech Ballistic Airlight Ripstop nylon kept me dry, I was able to move at a quick pace without overheating, and the material breathed extremely well. I have found my go-to rain gear for everything from multi-day back-packing trips to walking the dog. Great stuff!!"

from Trailandultrarunning.com

Appalachian Trials

Reviewed on Aug. 5, 2016

Zach Davis featured the Convertible Rain Jacket and Pants on his website, Appalaciantrials.com. Read what he has to say about the Covertible Rain Jacket.

"Put simply, I believe Montbell’s Convertible Rain Jacket and Montbell’s Convertible Rain Pants would be a great choice of rain gear for a thru-hike. The range of temperature control in these pieces is its standout feature- and for those who use their rain gear as town clothes, the ability to pare down to short-sleeves and shorts isn’t something to be overlooked or undervalued. At $179 for the jacket and $99 for the pants, these pieces are priced in the moderate-to-high end relative to other popular rain gear." - Zach Davis

from Appalachiantrials.com

NYARA Team Captain Olof Hedberg

Reviewed Feb. 2016

New York Adventure Racing Association (“NYARA”) is the largest adventure racing club in the U.S. In addition to producing several adventure races each year, NYARA is a team comprised of experienced multi-sport athletes who compete locally, nationally and internationally.

Team Captain Olof Hedberg has this to say about the Convertible Rain Jacket, "Gram for gram - this is the most useful jacket on the market. No jacket is more versatile and I use it for everything from trail running to mountain biking and adventure racing."

from New York Adventure Racing Association