Minimalism perfected | Featherlite Smock

Chosen for its excellent breathability and updated Eco-credentials, the newest iteration of our Montane Featherlite Smock has been included in this year’s Outdoors Magic 100.

The original Featherlite Smock was brought out over 20 years ago and was intended to be a super-technical climbing windshell.  It embodied Montane’s core design tenet of lightweight design without compromise, serving as a potent talisman of ‘Further. Faster.’ ever since.

Although the jacket makes for a great emergency windproof layer that lives in the bottom of your hiking pack, its breathability, stretch and weather resistance make it a great choice as a standalone piece for fast-paced activities in the mountains.”



Its timeless minimalist design and considered material choice keeps weight to an absolute minimum.  This minimalism – accentuated by a few very well considered features - allows it to be immensely versatile garment.  As such, it is used equally by hikers, trail runners, climbers, and mountaineers, in a variety of climates and conditions across the globe.  Its weight and packability mean it can sit at the bottom of a pack or in a pocket unnoticed until required, and its breathability and refined silhouette make it a valuable addition to almost any layering system.

Why We Chose It: Designed for lightweight adventures, made from 100% recycled Pertex Quantum Eco, great breathability.”



This smock has been around for a while and occasionally enjoys slight tweaks and updates to keep it as relevant as possible without compromising what makes this timeless design so unrelentingly useable.  For this year, it has been updated with a Pertex Quantum Eco membrane, providing the unrivalled performance of Pertex Quantum from 100% recycled nylon. Exemplifying our continuing dedication to using environmentally fabrics and technology without compromising performance.