Would this be better than the mentor as a...
Would this be better than the mentor as a backcountry ski jacket/climb rainier in june or july? Also how windproof is it? Is it like event that is windproof to 60mph or something like that?
Hey Yap,The only advantage the Motto has as a ski jacket is the zip-out snow skirt. As for climbing, I've used my Mentor ice climbing and it worked wonderfully. If you're looking for a shell to take rock climbing in the summer, either the Motto or the Mentor would work well enough. The Mentor is considerably lighter than the Motto though. As for windproofing, I have yet to see a jacket that is waterproof (as the Motto claims to be) that is not also windproof. I would feel confident saying this thing will cut the wind as well as the next guy.