I’d be lying if when I started to think about coming to work for Webtogs that I didn’t start dribbling over the prospect of getting my hands on some quality gear! In particular my old Karrimor XCR jacket has lasted well, but at 6 years old, it was beginning to show it’s age and give up the Ghost. Although I have only been here a month, my first snaffle has taken the form of the Mountain Equipment Kongur MRT jacket.
For those not familiar with the standard Kongur jacket, it’s made in Gores best 3 Layer Pro Shell to cope with the worst that Winter can throw at you. One of the downsides from my old coat is that my climbing days are most likely long gone, so I had no need of a short coat for a harness and I really wanted something with a longer cut to keep me Bum warm. There are more pockets than a Gilet that come in handy when you have a pack on. Drawcords are anti-snag and tucked nicely away and my biggest love are the pit zips. I tend to run hot, and these keep me nice and cool if I start to overheat and don’t want to take the coat off.
The main differernces with the MRT version are reinforcements around the waist, shoulders and hood, all places you will see most wear and tear if you are out rescuing some numpty who has decided that Flipflops are appropriate mouintain wear. It’s also the brightest red you have ever seen, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone tried to post a letter when I am on the Hill and couple this with reflective stripes on key areas, visibility is not going to be an issue.
As always with ME jackets, I love the fit which is snug without being tight and has fantastic maneuverability in the Hood and Arms. We have sold a few of these recently, and have been getting some great feedback
“What can I say? – It’s AWESOME! Nothing short of living up to the jackets claim, it is clearly worth the investment. Tried and tested in terrible weather in the Lakes at the weekend and it did a perfect job.”
If you are looking for a solid Winter Mountain jacket, that’ll stand being used and abused, look no further.