I was at Fast and Light’s HQ for lunch yesterday when these arrived (some months early), and while the kettle was being put on I wheeched one away for me.
The Prism 2.0 is an update to the Prism that Montane have had for a wee while now. But, it has a better cut, a better hood (with neat roll away-ness) and it’s warmer. It has 40g Primaloft in it this time (rather than the 25g “Yes, this is really Prism insulation” Primaloft of last time), with extra on the chest over the pockets where you can see the quilting. It’s a much better fit on me and feels more like a proper insulation piece than ma auld yin. The arms are just long enough but the wrists don’t ride up, the arm articulation is good. The outer fabric is Pertex Microlight which is great. Weight is low at exactly 400g for my size large.
It’s heartening to see something getting a revamp that improves it, rather than just giving it a new colour for the new season or making it cheaper to produce. The ingredients are all good, Pertex and Primaloft are to be trusted, so I’ll be happy taking this out to see what it’s all about. Actually, there’s a few very nice things coming from Montane for winter, including a killer hooded softshell.
Aye, summer will be over soon. Thank Jimmy.