Montane's Atomic Jacket provides good waterproof protection in a well designed jacket with a technical hood and durable face fabric. The updated fabric provides a better waterproofing and breathability rating than before.
A modern classic, the Atomic Jacket is a lightweight waterproof Jacket with taped seams and improved PERTEX® SHIELD fabric with improved breathability, with all the essential features required to make it the go-to shell for mountain walking and everyday general use.
Montane's Atomic Jacket is an accomplished style in a proven fabric. The fabric has now been updated slightly providing a better waterproof and breathability rating to what it had before, yet they have managed to keep the price down, making it a good all-rounder for price and functionality.
Design wise the Atomic has all the features required - such as a technical hood which can move with you, breathable pit zips, two large high set pockets and velcro adjustable cuffs. Weight wise it sits somewhere in the middle, it's not super light which is better for durability and it's still light enough to be a throw in your bag layer in case your stuck in a downpour.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear