Montbell Storm Cruiser Jacket

This is the #1 selling rain Jacket in Japan, a country crazy about hiking and getting outdoors.

Montbell Storm Cruiser Jacket

WEIGHT: 10.0oz
MSRP: $299
TECH: 3-layer GORE C-KNIT Backer Technology 20-denier Ballistic rip stop nylon

VENTILATION: Pit-zips and adjustable velcro cuffs

FEATURES: The Montbell Storm Cruiser is a full-featured, durable jacket that competes with the Outdoor Research Motive AscentShell. The Storm Cruiser has all the bells and whistles while weighing in at just 10 oz! Drawcord adjustable hem, velcro adjustable elastic cuffs, big pit zips, two big waterproof chest pockets (above that pesky hip belt), a good-sized coil zipper and a three way adjustable hood (it’s quite deep). For venting, the Storm Cruiser also has two large pit-zips. This is their 9th iteration of their most popular rain jacket, so they’re got the design pretty well dialed-in.

BEST FOR: Anyone looking for a tough, breathable, and well designed rain jacket that has pretty much every feature, including large pit-zips! Note: This jacket is only available directly from Montbell.

WHAT WE LIKE: The lightest option for a tough and durable 3-layer jacket. It’s also up to high-intensity activity, with ventilation options and a lightweight design.

CONS: This is on the pricier end of the spectrum, and the jacket is only available directly from Montbell which only has a one-month warranty.

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