Mountain Equipment Womens Lightline Jacket
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The Ladies Mountain Equipment Lightline jacket is a cosy down jacket which performs best in subzero temperatures making it perfect for dry Scottish winter days (they do exist!) or Summer Alpine use. The Women's Mountain Equipment Lightline has a ladies-specific cut but is only available up to size fourteen.
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Reviewed by Hebe Carus (Edinburgh) on 2006-02-12:
General comments: Comfy, cosy security blanket. Used my Mountain Equipment Lightline in Scotland down to -5 centigrade and it lived up to the mark. Sizing seems a little tight, assumes you put it on over not a lot of clothing rather than a top layer. Try one on first!
Cons: Shape is not really fitted to curvy female shape.
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Mick Hughes responded : Is it true to assume that you're a bit of a chubster... I'm a little on the lean side and feel i may rattle around a lttle.? (2010-10-20)
jo responded : very uncalled for it seems your size is your mouth (2012-09-10)
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Reviewed by Dave Stocks (Todmorden, West Yorkshire) on 2006-04-06:
General comments: I bought my girlfriend one of these for christmas and she's barely taken it off since then. The shape is very feminine and fits her curves well. The sizes are a little on the large size so care should be taken if buying on the Internet - try one on first.
The jacket is made from drylite and so is waterproof in all but torrential downpours (doesn't have taped seams). It has a fantastic hood with a wired peak, which is an improvement on the old ME down jackets.
The jacket packs up very small so can be transported around easily in your pack for if it gets a bit chilly.
Pros: Good feminine down jacket that doesn't look bulky. Good hood and waterproof.
Cons: Seems like a lot of money, but Jenny has definitely got my money's worth out of it.
Reviewed by snowangel (Lakes) on 2009-08-30:
General comments: I bought my ladies ME Lightline jacket early 2009 after years of searching for a down jacket that fits me. Hurrah for Mountain Equipment!! They realise that to be a size 8 does not mean that you are automatically also 4'11. Hurrah again! At 5'9" and size 8, I do find many challenges when clothes shopping.
However this jacket fits brilliantly in a practical way to keep me warm as well as to not make me look like a Michelin woman. It gives me the perfect small 'air-layer' between jacket and clothing, to provide efficient warmth. I find it works brilliantly teamed with merino wool Icebreakers and even a microfleece gilet beneath, and sometimes a toastie Buff inside the collar and my Norwegian wooly hat., depending on the level of exertion obviously. Very cosy.
Also, I have a couple of times taken it (more socially) somewhere where the rain has then absolutely pelted down and I've been able to slip my Mountain Equipment ProLite shell over the top and remained warm & dry. (Normally when day-fellwalking I take my MtnHardwear Monkey fleece / combo of different merino layers instead to go under my ProLite for the wet-warmth factor should anything strange happen to cause a delay on the hill).
As with all technical wear, size matters, so try before you buy. I would say this is cut for the svelter shape.
Very glad to see nice bright colours, not wishywashy pale pink and pale lilac for example.
I am going to try it out as a throw-over for food stops on x-country skiing days this coming winter as I suspect it will be perfect, folding up so small in my small ski backpack. I bought it for my various outdoors adventures yet it gets to come everywhere now, I love it so much.Comment on this review...
Pros: Cut, width, length combo, weight
Price (competitive in its particular segment of the down jacket market)
Basically a great hood (however note below if you are giraffe-like like me!)
Cons: An extra inch could be added to the part of the hood that attaches it to the collar of the jacket for those taller people with longer necks, however it still works well.
Reviewed by Alex (York) on 2010-03-05:
General comments: This is a great jacket. In my opinion, this jacket is the best in category for lower-priced down jackets (but by no means is this one of the cheapest down jackets),
I'd say that the fit is about average in terms of size guide/actual size. The fit is very feminine, so it helps keep all your curves extra warm!
The hood and neck fitting is a extra plus point for me - it keeps you wrapped up warm and snug all the way home! I think this is the best feature of this jacket - its hard to find a jacket that is this good quality, this weight to warmth ratio AND with a hood, for this price range (£140-160).
As far as I can see, this is the jacket to buy for all winter outdoor needs in the UK and most of non-Alpine Europe.Comment on this review...
Pros: The hood! Comfortable but feminine fit. Perfect fill from winter.
Cons: none that I can see!
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