Montane recently sent us over their Meteor jacket to try out. We tested it in the damp and drizzle of a typical December day in the UK so conditions were not extreme to see how the jacket performed.
Montane say: A modern classic, the Meteor Jacket is a lightweight waterproof Jacket with taped seams and improved PERTEX® SHIELD fabric with improved breathability, with all the essential features required to make it the go-to shell for mountain walking and everyday general use.
Fit: Active Mountain – Close-fitting for fast-paced activities.
RUN247 say: The Meteor is indeed a lightweight jacket (approx 340g) that has a tonne of nice touches to make it a great companion out on the trails.
All the seams are well bonded and the zips are suitably snag free YKK zippers, making getting into pockets or opening vent zip a doddle. Nothing worse than snagging zips! Nearly!
We tried out the Firefly orange version but it comes in Black, Narwhal blue and slate varieties. The Pertex Shield material is a 40 denier material that is breathable and waterproof.
Plenty of features
There are adjustable pull chords on the hem and hood with velcro wrist cuffs. Left and right you have zippered vents and two pockets, these are vertically tall, our jacket the pockets went up above the chest so you can easily carry a map or a medium sized flask quite easily.
The hood features a nice little hook and loop to let you roll up the hood and keep it out of the way. A wired peak stops the peak drooping.
Outside where it matters the Meteor was a super jacket. Keeping out the wind and some have drizzle. Movement was unhindered and it shook off moisture as you would expect.
The fit was comfortable and would be ideal for running, hiking and even mountain biking duties allowing adequate movement.
Keenly priced all-rounder
In conclusion the Montane Meteor is a great jacket, easy to pack and minimally stylish with nice features and keeps the water out very well. The price is currently £110 GBP and that is a great price for a top performing lightweight jacket.
You can find out more at their website HERE.