Montane eVent Spektr Smock - Men's
If you're looking for the next revolutionary mountain shell, then look no further than the Montane Spektr Smock. This hardshell features all the functions of its heavier brethren without all that excess weight. By removing the zipper and replacing it with the 'Tornado' roll closure system, the Spektr weighs in at under eight ounces.
- eVent fabric is lightweight, has ample abrasion-resistant durability, and produces a waterproof barrier that breathes as well as a cotton T-shirt
- Zip-free 'Tornado' roll closure replaces the front zip without compromising water resistance
- No-peak hood is designed to be worn with a waterproof hat (it includes hat storage in the hood)
- Elasticized drawcords at the hem and hood mean easy, single-hand fit adjustments, even with gloves on
- Articulated arms and Lycra cuffs and hems hold the Spektr in place when you're climbing or when the wind picks up
- Micro-taped seams save weight over traditional seam-taping while still fully securing shell weatherproofing
- Comes with a lightweight stuff sack for easy packing
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Spektr is a keeper
May 31, 2012
I got the Spektr to experiment with one that can do it all.
Weight - with the current state of the market, it seems unnecessary to get a rain jacket over 11oz these days. This jacket cut 5oz off my previous jacket.
Fit - tailored for the fell running and mountain marathon crowd, the fit is pure endorphin. Its cut is athletic, so there is no flapping while riding or running. Love this. Its probably the best fit I've ever had in a jacket.
Anorak - I wanted a jacket that offered full protection for heavy rain and packrafting.
eVent - I wanted to experiment with this WPB, a 3-layer with a relatively high MVTR.
The rubs are pretty obvious; the tornado closure is somewhat fidgety. To save weight, the hood is to be used with an eVent cap (not included)...the theory being you need a separate cap anyways, why put it in the jacket too? Well, it might keep the drips out. In the end, these were bold designs, but may not be worth the weight savings.
I live in the alpine desert and even when I'm in the Cascades, I keep my WPB in my pack 90% of the time. I carry it almost as an emergency. So for me its a great all arounder and a keeper.