It's 3 am, the moonlit sky is clear the snow is crisp and the climb is yours for the taking if only you could stop shivering and focus. Mountain Equipment nailed the design for technical duvet jackets nearly forty years ago with the Lightline and through continuous product improvement, it remains a benchmark by which many others are measured. Far from being stuck in the 70's the Lightline is made for the demanding requirements of modern mountaineers to bring extraordinary warmth in freezing conditions.
The outer defies the wind and sheds most moisture, but of course is highly breathable. A substantial quantity of high loft pure Codex down, with a simple stitched through construction to keep the down evenly placed, avoids cold spots. The reinvented detachable hood insulates one of the biggest heat generators – your brain – ensuring you can think straight, as well as see straight, even in howling icy winds. Large handwarmer pockets and an internal zipped pocket with stuff sack. Microfleece-lined collar and chin guard.
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Looking back on life, it won't be the hours at the office you'll be glad you did so many of, but adventures, risks taken and challenges overcome. Investing in Mountain Equipment means you'll be dressed for adventure the moment you leave the office.