The Alpine 850 combines a superlight Pertex Quantum shell fabric and a high fill weight to create a jacket that has a superior level of warmth for its weight.
The Alpine 850 Lite Hoodie has been built using our lightest specification of PERTEX® QUANTUM ECO materials and highest quality down to produce a minimalist emergency warmth layer which delivers exceptional warmth for its weight. The optimised baffle width improves thermal efficiency by allowing the 850 fill power goose down to loft effectively. The Alpine 850 has been developed as an extremely light and packable insulation layer without compromising on warmth.
Montane's Alpine 850 Lite Down Hoodie, is designed as a super lightweight Down jacket for all activities that offers one of the best fill weights compared to the overall weight of the jacket, keeping you warm without unnecessary weight.
The Alpine uses an 850 fill and has a very impressive fill weight of 140g which is very high for a jacket that weights just over 300g, this means that it produces a lot of warmth per gram. Montane use of the Pertex Quantum Eco shell means that the Alpine has a reasonable level of water resistance for a down jacket, but it is a super lightweight outer that helps to keep the weight down
The fit is on the slimer technical side so is perfect for a base-layer and thin mid layer combination, for use as an outer if you are moving fast and light. The addition of a shell on top makes this a great choice as a mid-layer for colder conditions if you need maximum manoeuvrability, and you don't want to be restricted by a larger down jacket. The hood is a basic but gives a good fit without need for adjustment
Features wise the light weight nature of the jacket means that they are kept to a minimum in order to save weight, so there are a couple of front zip pockets and some internal pockets.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
- Montane Alpine 850 Lite Down Hoodie Review - ''It is well made and offers leading edge warmth to weight ratio''
- Midi baffle construction
- Pre-elasticated under-helmet hood
- Full-length YKK front zip with internal storm flap
- Two zipped hand pockets
- Internal drop pocket
- Pre-elasticated cuffs
- Rear hem drawcord
- Supplied with a stuff sac
- Small weighs: 298g
- Medium weighs: 305g
- Large weighs: 315g
- XLarge weighs: 330g
Material & Construction
- 100% recycled 10 denier PERTEX® QUANTUM ECO outer and lining with PFC-free DWR
- Filled with 140g (size Medium) of 90/10 water-resistant fluorocarbon-free HyperDRY™ down at 850+ fill power
- Responsible Down Standard (RDS) and Track my Down™ certified