Does anyone use this?
Many, many times with the original Krypton*. Worn with a L/S Lowe Alpine Dryflo to be precise. I never wore it on its' own, as Montane intended btw. Great cold weather combo.
Bit of a bugger to take off and the static could be ferocious but well worth it IMHO.
Actually, I liked the original Krypton so much that I bought 2 because I knew that Montane would inevitably drop it. And they did.
I'm sure Nigel will be along soon with a more in-depth (and life-sapping/anal-retentive) analysis
*I can't be arsed looking up the spec's of the new Krypton so this may be of absolutely no help whatsoever
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Thanks Kev, i was thinking of teaming one with a Patty capilene 3
That would almost certainly work. Like I said, I can't vouch for the newest version but the old one is a cracking bit of kit.
Although you can get pretty much the same setup with a base layer/thin fleece/pertex windshirt.
...i was considering doing the same, merino base with a Krypton to replace my current Vapour Rise with Litespeed.
The Kryptons IMO are very similar to the Marmot Driclimes which i used for years with an Icebreaker merino and it worked really well.
love mine (the current version)...but not this time of year..it`s surprisingly warm. From Oct to April it`s all you need, unless it`s chucking it down. I just vary the base layer depending how cold it is..
If you`re thinking of buying watch the sizing, they`re close fitting..even for Montane
Thanks Wrenny, i'm usually a Montane XL so up a size you think?
Hard to say. I`m a skinny wretch and Montane small is usually fine for me. I got a Krypton in small, body and arm length are fine but it`s a little snug on the body, i would probably get a medium if i bought another one.
I once nipped round me mums on my bike wearing it and she said i looked ill...
No such issues with the original Krypton but then I had to go up a size just to get the arm length. It's an over-the-head job tho' with no side zips so it couldn't ever be too slim-fitting.
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