The Scott MTN 20 attempts to bridge the gap between the lightweight packable and feature-laden all-day designs.
The Scott MTN 20 attempts to bridge the gap between the lightweight packable and feature-laden all-day designs. You can drag it out when the weather turns and you have a good looking, intelligently-featured jacket with great weather resistance and fit. While it is only just over 300g and the fabric is airy light, it still boasts a hood large enough to cover even the biggest helmet, a luxurious fleece-lined collar for comfort and a selection of useful pockets and vents.
More than the features, testers reported back getting on well with the fit — slim with little excess fabric on the body or arms, but with just enough room for heavier clothing underneath. The fabric was adequately breathable, and with mesh pockets and little in the way of excess seam tape to block moisture, we never found ourselves getting too wet inside. The collar is superb — high, easily snugged up to the chin and great for blocking out the worst of the weather even when riding — and all the entry points are adjustable for ventilation.
It’s not cheap, but considering it can be stuffed into a corner of your hydration pack with ease and weighs virtually nothing, it is impressively capable.
The Scott seemed to combine the best of both, boasting features more commonly found on heavier duty jackets, like the high-cut fleece-lined collar, selection of useful pockets and excellent hood. Built from Scott’s own Dryosphere fabric, it was very portable, and with the collar pulled up over your chin, always felt ready for bad weather.