When you are slimming down your alpine kit, you have to make some sacrifices to be as light as possible. In the past, many of us used to always leave (among a lot of other things) our clunky and stiff rain jackets because they were heavy and hard to fit in the pack. Then it was off to the races, trying to be down before the unexpected storm slammed into you. Understanding this, the mountain athletes at Strafe Outerwear created the Scout jacket, which is their lightest, waterproof- breathable piece that you will literally start carrying on every mission. The minimalist jacket packs down to about the size of 2 candy bars laying next to each other (it packs into its one pocket) and weighs about the same amount (160 g for a size medium)- meaning it can fit anywhere in a pack and is so light you will always have it with you. While the Scout is not the most waterproof jacket on the market, it is certainly one of the best fitting and comfortable. It features a tight scuba hood that will go over any helmet without restricting vision. vents located under the bicep, and a stretchier proprietary fabric layer than other lightweight rain jackets which increases movement and comfort. The Scout is an essential piece of gear that should always be in the kit now, making those big alpine excursions a bit safer and therefore a whole lot more fun.
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL