Women’s Montane Ajax jacket

Walk rating

23 November 2017

Price: £280

Weight: 399g

+ Clean lines, robust build quality and Gore-Tex waterproofing, plus a set of features that includes an excellent hood, a high collar, reinforcements in high-wear areas and three pockets, which are placed so they can be used even if wearing a pack. We also liked the twin hanging loops – one on the outside, one inside. 

- Snug fit – you may need to size up if you wear lots of layers. The hand pockets just about fit an OS map but there’s certainly an art to getting one in! It’s also the highest-priced shell here. 

VERDICT: A well-designed and tough Gore-Tex mountain shell with a slim, feminine fit.