For the fastest alpine pursuits.
The Men's LTK Stunner Stretch Softshell Jacket is Millet's lightest and most packable shell for fast packing, trail running, and alpine hiking. Apart from offering full mobility, the Toray Stunner Stretch softshell fabric wicks moisture, dries quickly, and resists abrasion for a long-lasting high-quality performance. Millet coated this softshell in DWR to resist moisture and rainfall.
Millet designed the LTK Stunner Stretch with a slim alpine fit for weight-conscious mountaineers, and Flex Comfort sleeves ensure freedom of movement. Millet also equipped this jacket with a balaclava hood that stays sleek under helmets, and the handwarmer pockets are accessible with your harness or backpack.
- Stunner Stretch by Toray
- DWR finish
- Alpine fit
- Flex Comfort sleeves
- Balaclava hood
- Handwarmer pockets
- Item #MIL003P
- Q & A
Great jacket to throw in a day pack!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: large
Great euro fit for a 6'2" 180 lbs the large was perfect. Wore in Sand Dunes NP this past weekend --- it was very windy (20mph+ sustained w gusts to 40) and this jacket did a great job hiking with plenty of room for a layer. First product from Millet, but I will try another.
To summit or not?
Standing in the cold wind waiting for a weather window to summit Buck Mountain
Does anyone here wanna go fast?
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
I like to move fast and carry minimal gear in the mountains, so I'm a big fan of ultra-light, barely there shells like this. I was really excited to try out a newcomer to the category. The first thing I noticed about this jacket when I pulled it out of the box is the soft, stretchy Toray fabric. Big difference from the crinkly rip-stop nylon that most wind shells are made out of. That being said, despite the fact that crinkly nylon shells are approximately as comfortable as a plastic grocery bag, they work really well - so I was anxious to get this out in the wild and see how it measured up.
I spent a couple long days in the Grand Teton National park high country with this shell putting it to the test. Weather was cool and unsettled - with valley temperatures in the 70s and summit temps in the low 50s with a brisk wind, some scattered rain, and a bit of hail for good measure. In other words, perfect testing conditions for a lightweight shell.
I found the wind resistance to be excellent. It was a perfect piece to throw on when we were sitting around waiting for the clouds to clear or taking a quick breather on a peak, but where this jacket really excelled was on the move. The stretch in the fabric and the lack of crinkle made it really comfortable to run and speed-scramble in. I was also impressed with the breathability of the fabric. It trapped a lot less perspiration than similar shells I've owned. The DWR coating did a great job repelling light on and off precipitation. The shell performed admirably in the one outright downpour I ran into, keeping me dry for 15 or 20 minutes before it soaked through - about all you can ask from a shell that's not marketed as nor designed as a waterproof piece. When the sun came back out, I tied it to the back of my pack and it was dry in about 10 minutes.
So why not five stars? Well, first, I wish the torso was about an inch longer. I'm a touch over 5'10 and about 155, so on the taller skinnier side. The Medium fits almost perfectly, but an an inch or so on the torso would really dial the fit in for me. Second, the pocket that it compresses into is too big. This jacket is really minimal and can be compressed down quite small, but the pocket it packs into is relatively large. Not a factor if you're putting it in a regular day pack, but I would like to see a smaller compression pocket so it takes up less of the very meager amount of storage space in my trail running vest.
Four stars for design, five stars for material and construction = 4.5 stars overall. Excellent for trail running or as a "just-in-case" shell to throw in your pack if you like to move fast and light in the mountains.
Windproof, water-resistant, weighs 0
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: xl
Crazy light and extremely packable, the Millet LTK Stunner Stretch jacket is a perfect mtn running jacket for days when you need something to keep the wind and water off you in case of an afternoon thunderstorm. It packs down to a size smaller than your first, weighs about 9 ounces, and is totally windproof and DWR-treated water resistant. Really a sweet, super functional jacket for the fast and light minded.