Montane's Women's Torre Blanco Jacket is a lightweight hooded down jacket great for warmth and protection during a host of adventurous activities. Reliability and versatility during performance are key in a good mountain down jacket, and this is where the Torre Blanco comes in. Using high quality down insulation combined with a sturdy, weather resistant outer provides the warmth and protection you need to have total confidence when out in the mountains.
The 750+ (US) fill power goose down provides outstanding warmth without weight or bulk, with a lightweight Pertex Endurance shell that allows the down to loft to its maximum potential. Despite its low weight fabrics, the Torre Blanco is still durable and highly breathable. The goose down is stopped from migrating within the jacket due to the anatomically shaped stitch-through baffles, a technique that minimalises weight whilst maximising thermal efficiency.
The Pertex Endurance Mini Rip-stop outer fabric provides exceptional weather resistance at minimal additional weight, with high breathability to keep you cool and comfortable. Pertex Endurance incorporates an ultra-thin air permeable coating with high breathability, providing water resistance and wind proofing in order to protect the Torre Blanco's down insulation and allow it to maintain loft and warmth.
However, Montane have put more thought into the jacket than just the fabrics it is made of. The soft microfleece chin guard that stops any zip rubbing on your face and the fleece lined hand warmer pockets are evidence that comfort isn't compromised for weight. Performance wise, you can't get much better than the fully adjustable, helmet-compatible mountain hood; which comes with a wired stiff-foam brim and a Pertex Endurance lining to keep the worst of the weather off.