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Tachyon Parka Men's

Style #2303106

Price: $99.00

Member Points: 990

Montbell's Tachyon Parka has been redesigned to significantly increase breathability without sacrificing its wind blocking performance. With the new fabric, we have manipulated the weave and how we process the material to expertly balance its ability to release built up humidity inside the jacket, yet still block wind. The new 7-denier nylon fabric is coated with Montbell's Polkatex® durable water repellent for shedding light precipitation. The redesigned Tachyon Parka now weighs 72g, but the marginal weight gain by using the new fabric makes up for this by being what we consider an exceptional wind shell with improved comfort due to its ability to breathe. We have controlled weight throughout the garment, using thinner elastic bands in the cuffs and eliminating unnecessary ventilation mesh.

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HRD (Hot Red)

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Updated 12/18/18 09:45 (EST)

Features

  • Elastic cuffs to seal out drafts
  • Under arms vents
  • Packs easily into integrated stow pocket

Specs

Weight2.5 oz. (72 g)
Fabric7-denier Ballistic Airlight rip-stop nylon
DWRPolkatex® DWR treatment
Compressed size5.1 x 4.1 x 1.8 in. (13 x 10.5 x 4.5 cm)
Country of originVIETNAM
Center back length28.5 in. (72.5 cm)

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Packs into integrated stow pocket

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Why Wind Shells?

They ARE NOT water proof.

They ARE NOT air tight.

They DO NOT HAVE “bomber” construction.

SO WHY are they essential when trying to add performance to a layering system?

With the addition of a 2 to 5 ounce / 50 to 150 gram wind shell you can easily expand the comfort range of your clothing in high winds, cool temperatures, and light precipitation. An ultra light wind shell layer excels when counted on to prevent conductive heat loss by shielding you from chilly gusts and light precipitation. It also offers a measure of shelter from sun and pesky insects in warmer surroundings. Additionally, by utilizing air permeable fabrics wind gear can offer a small amount of “breathability” to assist in bleeding excess heat. Finally, by being simple in construction and on the fragile side the highly compressible garment fits in the palm of your hand, making it easy to include in your trail kit and ideal for most activities.