Pac-ing a Punch

The Montane Pac Plus Jacket was recently awarded their coveted BEST IN TEST rosette in a ‘Summer Waterproof’ group test. Despite its apparent modesty, this simple, lightweight waterproof jacket seriously punches above its weight.

The Pac Lite takes Gore-Tex’s 2-layer Pac Lite Plus technology and couples it with a dry-touch, abrasion-resistant inner treatment. This updated interpretation on quite an old-school 2-layer construction creates a lightweight super breathable shell system. Couple it with a tough 30D outer and a suite of intuitively placed features and you are left with a well-considered, inherently useable waterproof jacket.

It also packs down very small, making it an ideal summer waterproof or ’emergency’ layer in the bottom of your pack.



Testers liked the combination of a lightweight membrane and 30D outer, as well as the comfort of the dry-touch liner. The cut, and fit of the hood, were highlighted as particularly enhancing the useability of the jacket.

“Packability, performance, and durability – this excellent hillwalking jacket punches well above its weight.”


ANNA PITMAN  –  Senior Womenswear Design & Sustainability Lead:

Anna has worked as a designer for 8 years in the Outdoors Industry.

“The Pac Plus Jacket truly reflects Montane’s design philosophy; world class technology, and lightweight without compromise. The clean style lines and broad feature set create a classic design for the wearer to undertake a range of activities with the confidence that this jacket will perform.”

Click to view the Pac Plus Jacket (Image: Kenny Block)

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