MontBell Thunderhead - Hard Shell Jackets: Reviews

LIGHT BUT TOUGH

Like a clever fighter capable of KO'ing guys with considerably more heft, the Thunderhead offers protection that belies its light weight. That's because it's cut from Gore's best stuff, Pro Shell, with lighter, thinner (but more abrasion-resistant) material in the shoulders. The hood is beautifully designed—easy to operate with one hand, lots of peripheral vision, and boasting a brim just stiff enough to help keep rain out of your eyes. The cut might be a bit too slender for barrel-chested guys, but all of our testers praised the fit: trim but with just enough wiggle room to couple with a warm midlayer. 11 oz; montbell.us

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