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Tachyon Parka Women's


Updated 12/28/18 (EST)

Montbell Athlete Heather "Anish" Anderson Review and Recommendations

Reviewed in December 2018

I’ve found the Tachyon Parka to be the next level in a minimal multi-season kit. I’ve had opportunity to use it as an insect and/or sun layer in warmer conditions as well as for alpine runs and hikes when windy conditions exist for part of the day necessitating an extra layer. Rather than carry a heavy jacket or second shirt, the Tachyon Parka is a 2.3oz item that performs big without weighing you down. As always, the weight is excellent and it’s very warm for as light as it is. It holds in heat even in blustery conditions which is essential for reducing dangers from windchill. I’ve enjoyed using it as a perfect layer for winter running over my long sleeve. It cuts the wind, while keeping me from overheating or getting cold from sweat.

I prefer the Parka over the Jacket for colder weather for the extra protection and warmth the hood provides. The zip pockets are also perfect for stashing gloves or a balaclava in. For warmer conditions the Tachyon Jacket is an even lighter (1.4 oz) perfect backcountry piece. Either option pairs perfectly with the Dynamo Wind Pant for head to toe wind protection.

from Montbell Athlete Heather "Anish" Anderson