Montane RAPIDE SOFT SHELL Jacket
OK, this jacket is fantastic for wind protection and water repellency, yet to wear... View Product
Deep Winter Comfort
OK, this jacket is fantastic for wind protection and water repellency, yet to wear this as a running shell you need to meet certain criteria. Firstly, you must really, REALLY feel the cold; secondly, you must run in winter. Although it is highly breathable this jacket is more similar to a softshell than a light running piece and because of that I give it 4 stars. That put to one side though this particular jacket is incredibly comfortable, even purely as a day to day soft shell. Features that personally make this jacket special are the overly extended cuffs with thumb holes which is comfortable regardless of how you are wearing the sleeves. The jacket also has a high neck that holds its position and doesn't flap about in the wind, whilst having the capacity to have the hood roll away, and the chest pocket being the perfect size to double as a media pocket. One thing to note size wise is that although this does fit true to size (I normally wear a large and it works perfectly) the fit on this is rather slim, so if you prefer some extra breathing room you might want to go up a size.
Kiefer Wyllie, Trailrunner