PAC LITE JACKET ON TEST
Montane Ambassador Kenny Block uses his Pac Lite Plus Jacket during a sudden downpour on Sale Fell.
As soon as the sun set, the rain started to pour.
The Pac Plus Jacket utilises Gore-Tex Pac Plus waterproof fabric, which keeps it very light and packable whilst remaining waterproof and breathable. Because of this, it’s been my go-to ‘just-in-case’ shell, sitting at the bottom of my pack, unnoticeable but ready to go.
It’s a very low-risk strategy: so light you don’t notice, and immensely satisfying when it’s needed. Such a day was a few weeks ago, as we started to descend from the summit of Sale Fell. The heavens opened, but the Pac Plus jacket kept me completely dry until we made it back to the pub for some food!
One thing I particularly like about this jacket is the position of the pockets; they’re higher than usual so you can put your phone, car keys or whatever in them without the objects hitting the top of your legs when you’re hiking. That’s something that’s always annoyed me in the past!