Mountain Equipment Kongur MRT Jacket 2013 (Clearance)


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Mountain Equipment Kongur MRT Jacket 2013 (Clearance)

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Manufacturers Product Number: 23702-044

This product is discontinued and no longer available for sale.





Product Description

Based on our award winning Kongur jacket and designed specifically for the demands of professional rescue teams.

SUMMARY:

Mountain Equipment has a long and distinguished heritage in supplying clothing to Mountain rescue teams. Building on the success of this, we have launched our first ever specific team jacket. 

FEATURES & BENEFITS:

  • 3 Layer Gore-Tex® Pro Shell Ascendor II 
  • 3 Layer Gore-Tex® Pro Shell Lofoten reinforcements
  • 3M® reflective detailing for visibility in poor weather & darkness
  • Super long cut provides exceptional protection
  • Super Alpine HC hood
  • Stealth construction techniques used throughout
  • Slim double centre front storm flaps
  • 2 large chest pockets can be used whilst wearing a rucksack or harness
  • 2 external map pockets allow hidden access to stored items
  • Underarm Water resistant pit zips for ventilation

 

Product Specification

Waterproof Yes
Weight 640g
Colour Red/Black
Windproof Yes
Breathable Yes
Gore Tex Yes
GTX Type Gore-Tex Pro Shell
Hood Type Fixed
Helmet Compatible Hood Yes
Stiffened Peak Hood Yes
Volume Adjustable Hood Yes
Pockets 2 x External Chest; 2 x External Map
Waist Drawcord Yes
Hem Drawcord Yes
Internal Snow Skirt No
Under Arm Zips Yes

Mountain Equipment Kongur MRT Jacket 2013 (Clearance) Customer Reviews

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Mountain Equipment Kongur MRT Jacket 2013 (Clearance) reviews

Richie MRT gortex jacket - 04 Mar 2014

This review is for: Mountain Equipment Kongur MRT Jacket (AW14)

I recieved this jacket this morning.......Just returned from a 15 mile walk on Dartmoor & this jacket has been an honour to wear,it's so light,it's incredible,amazing really compared to my older Bergaus gortex peak"hey don't get me wrong,as I love my Bergaus equipment,but the MRT takes things to a new level.......by the way these guys at hill & dale outdoors where brilliant cannot fault there customer sevices,real friendly team.........first class,many thanks again Richie from Plymouth Devon

Review submitted by Richie

 

very few problems - 24 Feb 2014

This review is for: Mountain Equipment Kongur MRT Jacket 2013 (Clearance)

Over the past 6-8 months or so I have completed 20 or so hill days, ferocious winds and/or rain, countless days stood around in the fore mentioned pouring rain, 1 weeks winter climbing in Norway and the list goes on...

Through all of these days out in the Scottish hills and beyond, this jacket has not let me down yet.

A couple of people have had some reliability issues, for example the reflective tape around the wrists and waist like to escape. But I guess all of this is covered by the ME/Gore warranty?

Overall I will be very sad to have to hand it back.

i would recommend buying one of you can afford it and it fits you.


Review submitted by Alex

 

ME Kongur MRT - 30 Jul 2012

This review is for: Mountain Equipment Kongur MRT Jacket 2013 (Clearance)

Excellent Jacket. Fulfils all my requirements.

Review submitted by Paul R

 

Mountain Equipment Kongur MRT Jacket - 27 Jul 2012

This review is for: Mountain Equipment Kongur MRT Jacket 2013 (Clearance)

Exceptional heavy duty Goretex Jacket. Probably the best of its kind on the market. The recent wet spring and summer forced me to test drive it to extremes and IMHO it is pretty much faultless. In v cold weather i will pop it over my Jack Wolfskin Blizzard and feel like I can go anywhere confidently. Excellent price at Hill and Dale also beat the competition into a cocked hat. It is simple and straightforward and no gimmicky straps, buckles, hooks etc. It\'s engineered for one thing - keeping you dry in the worst possible weather and does exactly that.

Review submitted by TRMM

 

Mountain Equipment Kongur MRT Jacket - 27 Jul 2012

This review is for: Mountain Equipment Kongur MRT Jacket 2013 (Clearance)

Great lightweight jacket and one that looks good too. In short It does what it says it will, simple as that and at a lower price then anywhere else i could find. One word of warning if ordering online. I have both NF and Berghaus jackets in XL. I ordered online the Kongur MRT in XL and when it arrived it was too big. Went to the store and the guys were telling me the ME (specifically the MRT is a slightly bigger fit due to it been worth by mountain rescue teams who layer up under the Kongur MRT. Chnaged for a L, HAPPY DAYS Worth a visit to the store as well, great customer service by both guys who were helpful and informative I was even offered a brew, now thats Northern hospitality for you. Cheers Guys

Review submitted by Northernscum

 

Superb piece of kit - 24 Jun 2012

This review is for: Mountain Equipment Kongur MRT Jacket 2013 (Clearance)

Received my Kongur last week in good time for some unseasonal downpours so just had to road test it. The quality is second to none - they haven't left anything to chance; you feel enveloped and snug in the great fit. The material is heavyweight and abrasion resistant and water just rolls off. A quick shake and the entire thing is bone dry again. The hood is well-designed for max visibility even for a specs-wearer like me. Good deep pockets and huge underarm vents. When you spend this kind of money, you expect attention to detail and quality materials and you will not be disappointed with the Kongur MRT. Sent next day by Hill and Dale and received day after. Excellent service.
Good to see another British company like Mountain Equipment stand head and shoulders above the rest in delivering quality and value in a crowded market. Well done.

Review submitted by TMathews

 

Love this jacket - 08 Mar 2012

This review is for: Mountain Equipment Kongur MRT Jacket 2013 (Clearance)

I love this jacket. When it first arrived I was quite surprised at the size of the envelope - as they'd folded it into something that would fit in an a4 envelope. I expected the jacket to be bulkier than that. However since wearing it, I've enjoyed that fact that it isn't too bulky - this means it serves a single purpose - to be a waterproof layer. For insulation I wear other layers.

The jacket has everything you could want - apart from perhaps an internal pocket, as the jacket comes with a piece of paper in one pocket saying that the pockets are designed to be 100% waterproof. However they seem to do a fine job - I've not had any problems with them.

The hood is superb - no problems adjusting it to fit, which sometimes you can have when not wearing large hoods without a helmet.

So overall I love this jacket.

Review submitted by Stuart

 

Mountain Equipment Women's MRT Jacket - 22 Feb 2012

This review is for: Mountain Equipment Womens MRT Jacket (2012)

I have the men's version (see review) and was impressed enough with it to buy my girlfriend the women's version. The jacket gets 4 stars for being a shorter cut than the men's version.

Testing Area
We were in Arrochar (where the Craggy Cobbler – Ben Arthur is) last week in horrendous weather and wore our bright red jackets. The conditions were typical of late winter in Scotland (multi-directional rain and hail with strong winds). We were out in it for 7.5 hours and the only time we were out of it was when we were in the storm shelter for a boil in the bag meal.

Fit
If you read the review for the men's version you will know that the Kongur MRT is large made, so much so that you can fit plenty of layers underneath (even a puffy jacket). The women's jacket is also large made however it is not long made. The men's jacket is long enough to cover your bum, the women's is not. I ordered a size 10 originally because my girlfriend wears a size 10, but the sleeves were too short. So I ordered a size 12 and the sleeves are a perfect fit now. There is a draw cord at the waist to stop the jacket looking huge. However the jacket is still not particularly long at the back for a hillwalking jacket. If you look at the pictures of both versions you will notice that the black section at the bottom is considerably shorter on the women's version. If you are wearing a pair of high waisted waterproof trousers then it's not an issue.

I should probably mention that we went through about five pairs of gloves between us that day because they all got completely soaked. The weather was truly horrendous however, the jackets was fantastic. The hoods move with the head which was fantastic, we both ended up wearing head torches with them and it was fine, I wore a helmet under the hood to try it out and as expected, it still moved with the head. The reflective strips are strategically placed so that you can see them when wearing a rucksack and there's a reflective strip on the back of the hood too.

The pockets are waterproof. I had a wooly hat in my jacket pocket (which has a waterproof zip and a storm flap) and it remained completely dry. The jackets are exceptional quality in terms of waterproofing, also in terms of keeping windchill away. The wind was strong enough that we both had to lean into the wind when walking, we both got blown over at one point by an unexpected gust of wind. The odd thing is, when you wear this jacket, the wind can blow as hard as it likes but you don't feel any colder. Windchill is not an issue in this jacket. I can only imagine the state we would have been in if we had inferior quality jackets, these are a must have for anyone that goes out in windy and wet conditions. Do remember that the women's jacket isn't as long cut as the men's one so you should probably order a size up and make sure you have high waisted waterproof trousers. The overall coverage is good, you can pull cords which will make the hood a tighter fit around your face and you can zip it up to your nose so that only your eyes and nose are subjected to the weather (get a pair of ski goggles on and you are very well covered). The only problem with the zip going above the mouth is that you get condensation because of breathing onto the inside of the jacket.

The pocket arrangement is the same on the men's and women's version: two chest pockets on top of each other, on both sides (four front pockets). You will look fat if you fill all four front pockets. Needless to say, they are all accessible with a rucksack on and you can fit waterproof maps in them so they serve a purpose. In comparison I would say a Haglofs Cirque jacket has a better pocket arrangement but I would also point out that having owned both, I can say with full confidence that the Kongur MRT has a far superior hood and the pockets on the Kongur MRT are far superior in terms of waterproofing capabilities. In short, if you want a jacket that keeps you dry in horrendous conditions, then buy a Kongur MRT. If you are buying the women's version then buy a size up to get a better length.

Review submitted by Mike

 

Mountain Equipment Kongur MRT Jacket Review - 05 Feb 2012

This review is for: Mountain Equipment Kongur MRT Jacket 2013 (Clearance)

Why I bought it
I have a well built physique and finding clothes that fit is a nightmare. I tried on most jackets Tiso had to offer and found that most jackets with waterproof zips had very fiddly zips and other jackets that had okay zips were very tight across the back. The only brands that fitted my shape were Haglofs and Mountain Equipment. I originally purchased the Haglofs Cirque jacket because of all the pockets, unfortunately it let me down. That narrowed it down to the ME Kalanka and the ME Kongur MRT. I bought one of each from Hill and Dale and tried them both on to compare zips and fit etc. The Kalanka feels lighter and because of the stretch it is very comfortable. However, the jacket did not have the same high quality durable feel of the Kongur MRT or the same features.

Fit
The Kongur MRT is longer at the back than the Kalanka which makes it a better choice for UK hillwalking because it covers more of the body. The Kongur is made slightly large. The benefit of this was obvious when I was at the top of Ben Ledi last week and I could put my waterproof over the top of my insulated jacket (ME Citadel).

Features
From the top down, the hood is very good. The Kalanka hood is similar but has grippy silicone bits in it for use with a helmet. I don't wear a helmet when hillwalking and found that the helmet compatible hood the Kongur comes with adjusted perfectly. There is a draw cord on the left, the right, and the back. Some helmet compatible hoods are large volume and just don't work without a helmet, this one does. And it turns with your head too.

I don't have to waste time with fiddly zips either, everything works as it should. The pockets had waterproof zips and storm flaps which is a very good combination. There are no sleeve pockets or inner pockets unfortunately. One of the front pockets has a whistle attached to the inside of it.

There is an adjustable cord around the waist and at the bottom of the jacket which is good if you slip in the snow. I have been walking in rain, sleet and snow in this jacket and it does the job.

There were people at the top of Ben Ledi with balaclavas and ski goggles saying it's freezing, I was very warm thanks to the Citadel jacket and the windproof capabilities of the Kongur on the top. It is a storm proof combination. However, I did find that I was able to get very hot in this jacket. Good job it comes with pit zips.

A quick heads up if you are buying the ladies version: I have bought one of these for my girlfriend and it is too short at the back so I will exchange it for a larger size. They aren't made as large as the mens version.

The reflective strips shine up when you aim a torch at them, even in heavy fog. A shame the chest pockets are built on top of each other (two on each side, one on top of the other). The pockets do however still fit an OS map, gloves, hat, compass, flapajacks, snickers bars and a head torch with ease.

Review submitted by Mike

 

Superb Jacket - 17 Jan 2012

This review is for: Mountain Equipment Kongur MRT Jacket 2013 (Clearance)

I did a lot of reasearch on finding the right jacket, and after speaking to the lads at Hill and Dale I decided to go for the Kongur MRT and haven't been dissapointed. It's a great fit and unlike many jackets I found is a decent cut with a nice length. Generous enough for me to get layers underneath. I mainly do UK hillwalking and this has never let me down. Completely waterproof and it feels bomb proof.

Pros:
Great fit and superb hood

Cons:
None

Review submitted by tom g

 

Vastly Overated - 17 Jan 2012

This review is for: Mountain Equipment Kongur MRT Jacket 2013 (Clearance)

Having read rave reviews on this jacket in Trail Magazine, and despite being advied by the local MRT not to purchase, I did. The jacket leaks like a sieve, in spite of being sent back to Gore, who said it was ok. The hood is the only part not to leak. The jacket is also prone to severe condesation when working hard. Good points are the hood and pockets.

Review submitted by Ian Ellis

 

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