Designed for ski mountaineering, the Pierra Menta II jacket is built for superb freedom of movement while maintaining a comfortable body-climate. A hybrid construction featuring Millet XCS 100 softshell, Airtastic super breathable stretch material, and Polartec Alpha insulation, this jacket puts the right material exactly where you need it. It will climb, scramble, skin, and bootpack with uninhibited freedom then lock-in warmth and block-out wind on the descent. The hood can be stowed out of the way in the collar, and then quickly deployed when things get chilly. A jacket this well thought out and versatile leaves little to be desired. That’s a great thing when you want to be more focused on your objective and the skiing than what to wear.
- Two great skin pockets on the chest keep transitions quick.
- Close fit moves with your body with no excess material.
- Elastic hem keeps jacket from riding up under your backpack.
|Hood||Wraparound stash hood|
|Cuffs||Elastic with Carvico Lycra inserts|
||Vueltex Knit, Crinkle, Toray Air Stretch Rip Stop|
|Lining||Brushed Lycra and stretch back panel|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Ski touring, training|
|Notes||Lightweight hybrid construction|
|Bottom Line||Warm, light, and functional|
|Compare to other Men's Touring Jackets|
Questions & Reviews
You're correct, you'd have a hard time fitting wide skins into the chest pockets of the Pierra Menta Jacket. They're plenty big for race skins or something in the 75-85mm range, but 137mm would be very tight.
Ive used it on about 10 missions to date and it is a fantastic piece.
Temps have ranged from mid teens and windy (new England winter) to a cold, clear windless 9f this past sunday.
Obviously temp control was managed via zipping up or down the main zip. But was mostly comfortable in all ranges.
The windy raw day a few weeks back I wore the jacket + craft baselayer and on occasion a gust would hit me just right and Id feel chilled. Probably should have chosen 1 level warmer garment for that day.
Fit is pretty solid. Im 5'11"ish and 148-150lbs. 38-39 chest. I went Medium but might be able to wear the small too.
Otherwise a great piece in my skimo clothes quiver.
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