Coming in a tiny stuff sack that can be squashed into a 4in x 4in space in your riding pack, or attached to your person via a Velcro strap, the Singletrack jacket from Montane is brilliant for riding all year round.
It’s made from a mix of Pertex Microlight and Pertex 4 fabrics, which are incredibly thin but seem to hold up well against snagging on foliage. The cut is slim – long arms, snug armpits and a close neck with a nice soft lining at the front.
There’s plenty of reflective detail and the Lycra-bound hem and cuffs, along with the slim cut, stop the Singletrack ballooning in the wind like many other lightweight jackets.
Although not fully waterproof, it’s as near as you can get with such a lightweight jacket and has seen us through some horrendous downpours with a smile on our faces. It also has the advantage of drying out quickly.
Despite being super-thin, it’s great for all-day rides where the wind can chill you through, making it a very robust addition to your riding wardrobe. We used it a lot more than we thought we would as it’s a great additional layer.
This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine.
|Name||Singletrack jacket (12)|
|Description||Fabric: PERTEX® Microlight Diamond Mini Rip-stop Reinforcement: PERTEX® Classic 4 Weight: 162g / 5.7oz (Size Large) Featuring PERTEX® diamond mini-rip Microlight in the main body and PERTEX® 4 on the shoulders, side of the torso and sleeves protecting against abrasion 360° Dusk till Dawn reflection Chest pocket with concealed semi-automatic zipper Rear 'reach around' stuff pocket Rear draw-cord on the neck to prevent core body heat loss and weather ingress LYCRA bound hem and cuffs Supplied with stuff sac As with all MONTANE® clothing PERTEX® Fabric contains a Durable Water Repellency (DWR) as the first barrier to keeping you dry. Clean your garment in order to maintain this. Machine wash in warm water at 40C/104F with a mild soap. MONTANE® recommends that you use Nikwax Tech Wash. DO NOT use fabric softeners or bleach. It may be required every 6 months or so to reproof the garment to restore its water repellency. MONTANE® recommends Nikwax TX Direct.|
|Clothing Sizes Available||L M S XL XXL|
|Available Colours||Black Blue Red|