Extrem MTN Arete LB Synthetic Vest

SKU:
SS23076
Weighs:
131g (size Medium)
Insulation Type:
Hydroloft
Insulation Format:
Woven - Durably Warm

The Mountain Arete LB Vest is one of the lightest weight synthetic vests on the market that is dual-sided for both providing insulation and as a breathable layer for more rigorous activities. Berghaus says:  Designe…

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The Mountain Arete LB Vest is one of the lightest weight synthetic vests on the market that is dual-sided for both providing insulation and as a breathable layer for more rigorous activities.

Berghaus says: 

Designed to be used as a layering piece for the entirety of aerobic, start-to-stop alpine pursuits, helping you to maintain the perfect temperature. Wearing the windproof outer to keep chilly breezes off your core body, or reversing to wear that fabric next to your baselayer and have a more permeable outer that enhances breathability. Versatile warmth without bulk, or unnecessary weight. The Mtn Arete LB Synthetic vest is fitted within an inch of its life to ensure maximum movement, meaning you won’t even notice you’re wearing it, making this a year-round favourite

Our Verdict

The Mountain Arete LB Synthetic Vest is the lightweight member of Berghaus' newly re-introduced Extrem range, which fits a range of different uses and is one of if on the lightest Synthetic vests on the market.
 

The main thing that stands out about the Arete LB is that it is reversible, offering two jackets in one, meaning that the range of uses is more prominent than your typical synthetic. One side is a windproof layer that offers protection from the chill while moving and keeps you insulated. The other side has a more breathable fabric that allows the wind to pass through, cooling you down when your work rate is higher and you need loose heat.

This dual function means that it is the perfect vest for several uses and allows you to switch between these uses; the insulated side is perfect for use on the bike, a quick trip outside on a cooler day, or as a lightweight mid-layer. The breathable side is suitable for moving fast on a winter trail run or a fast ascent.

Unfortunately, this could do with an integrated stuff sack, but I managed to pack it into its pocket and zip it up quickly, and it has a tiny pack size so that it would take up very little room in any rucksack.

The fit is looser, so if you usually size, there is space to get a fleece underneath, but if you want a closer fit, I suggest a size down.

The Arete LB has various uses, and given its weight, it would be perfect to always keep in your bag no matter the season or activity; it is undoubtedly a step forward in synthetic vests.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Features

  • Reversible - one side windproof outer, alternate side more breathable, so you can adapt to changing
    conditions and workrate
  • Lightweight, breathable and compact - for fast and light mountain days
  • Harness & pack compatibility – with 2 x raised hand pockets
  • Minimal seams & micro-bind hem - for a lightweight, snug fit
  • Tiny pack size - for when you don’t need it

Specifications

  • Small weighs: 127g
  • Medium weighs: 131g
  • Large weighs: 135g
  • XLarge weighs: 141g

Material & Construction

  • Hydroloft® Elite - 40g/sm high performance human-made synthetic insulation, retains warmth when
    damp and dries fast
  • OUTER: 100% POLYAMIDE / INNER: 100% POLYAMIDE / INSULATION: 50% RECYCLED POLYESTER 50% POLYESTER

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Berghaus MTN Arete LB Synthetic Vest

Extrem MTN Arete LB Synthetic Vest

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