There are waterproof jackets and then... there are waterproof jackets. The Neo Further Faster is the flagship for Montane and stands alone in it's category.
1. Is it fully waterproof? - Yes, it's taped seams, fully waterproof with hood. it certainly ticks that box and nothing is getting in on the worst of days!
2. Is it breathable? - This is where it knocks others out of the park. The Polartec Neoshell material used is hugely more breathable than the usual waterproof shell jackets such as Montane Minimus or Inov8 RaceElite. You can leave it on all day and sweat will pass through, no problems.
3. Weight? - 440g is a bit heavier than the usual waterproof shell jackets which tend to be 240g, but 440g is still very light for the quality of this jacket. It feels like a running jacket when you wear it and it functions like a running jacket. The Polartec Neoshell has a fantastic quality feel when you wear it.
The quality of the material and in particular the fantastic breathability is what give the Neo Further Faster jacket the high price tag of £250 (double the cost of Montane Minimus), but this is certainly a jacket for life!! If you're going to pay out on one jacket this winter, consider the Neo Further Faster.
We have a limited offer on this jacket, cheapest price in the UK £179.99