VAUDE MOAB II WIND JACKET ULTRALIGHT: WIND PROTECTION FOR MTB AND ANY MOUNTAIN ACTIVITY IN ONLY 85 G.
VAUDE MOAB II WIND JACKET ULTRALIGHT: wind protection for MTB and any mountain activity in only 85 g. Our MOUNTAIN BIKE section brings us the review of a MTB windbreaker of the German brand VAUDE, which continues to gain fans for its excellent combination of lightness and excellent weight-protection-price ratio.
Its price is today is 84 € in the offical VAUDE shop. With only 98 g (men) and 85 g (women) stands out for its great protection against wind and the softness of its material in contact with the skin. In todays review, we will focus on the female version analysis made by our tester in Germany, Steffi.
VAUDE: MOUNTAIN-OUTDOOR SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS, ENGINEERED IN GERMANY.
VAUDE is a German technical high-performance apparel, outerwear and equipment company. It was founded in 1974 in the thin mountain air of the Alps by Albrecht von Dewitz. Mr. von Dewitz was able to made his hobby into a profession and founded the company VAUDE naming it after his initials, v. D. which in German are pronounced [fau’de].
In 1992, VAUDE founded the product range Bike Sports, which offers clothing and accessories for cyclists. Later in the 90’s, 1998, VAUDE founds the product range Packs’n Bags with fashionably functional bags and back packs collections.
Since 2001, VAUDE is the first outdoor company to produce an entire product range (Base Layer) under the strict environmental bluesign® standards. VAUDE’s commitment with the environment its present in multiple actions since the beginning of the 2000’s and since 2010, they introduced the Green Shape label. Green Shape is the VAUDE guarantee for environmentally-friendly products – made from sustainable materials and resource-conserving manufacturing.
The VAUDE Group has also brands like Edelrid, Red Chilli mainly focused in the climbing sports equipment.
VAUDE MOAB II WIND JACKET ULTRALIGHT
The modern windbreakers have managed to be a key garment in mountain biking and mountain running. And much more. The continuous work of the big brands has achieved, year after year, lighter garments, which bulge less and yet… protect more, and this VAUDE Ultralight wind jacket is an example of it.
Ideal for mountain biking, but also suitable for any other mountain activity, is exceptionally comfortable and it packs down small and features an unbeatable weight with qualities such as the eco-friendly water repellent PFC-free.
VAUDE MOAB II WIND JACKET ULTRALIGHT: DATA SHEET
- Price: 84 €
- Weight: 98 g (men) and 85 g (women). Feather weight, especially for this level of finishes.
- Windproof: Windproof 80 functionality to keep you going strong even in a headwind, just the kind of characteristics you’ll appreciate on the ride.
- Water repellent: very breathable eco-friendly PFC-free water repellent finish. This product is made with the eco-friendly, water repellent Eco Finish and is manufactured without the use of fluorocarbons (PFC)
- Fit: Standard – for a comfortable fit
- Green Shape: VAUDE eco product: environmentally-friendly manufacturing.
Further applications: Bike Travel – Moderate, Bike Travel – Adventure, Bike Everyday, Road Biking – Moderate, Bike Cross Country, Bike Enduro, Hiking, Hiking Ambitious, Trekking, On the Go, Travel
- Sizes: 36-44 (women); S-XXL (men)
- Multiple colors See below.
GREENSHAPE VAUDE ECO PRODUCT
The brand defines its green label as following: “Our planet needs action. And outdoor gear shouldn’t add a burden to the environment. Green shape is our proof that this is possible: Eco-friendly. Fair. And functional.” This greenshape label has the following principles by which the different products within this range are manufactured:
- Designed for life. Not for trend setting.
- Less water. Less chemicals. Less CO2.
- Made for you. Under fair conditions.
- Long-term use. Easy care and maintenance. Repair when necessary.
- Green Shape products bear the Grüner Knopf label
- Resell or donate, don’t just throw it out.
One of the most interesting points of the VAUDE’s philosophy might be the point of resell, by having their own Ebay 2nd hand shop where customer can resell their products and give them a longer life, instead of throwing them away.
VAUDE MOAB II WIND JACKET ULTRALIGHT: CONCLUSION
It is wind jacket that easily and quickly fold into its own pocket, meaning, you can carry it with you at any of your MTB adventures to keep you going strong even in a headwind. But not only that, its featherweight and soft touch with the skin, make it also the perfect companninon for any other mountain activity in summer and warm days.
Being this last characteristic one of the most interestings about this jacket: designed for the mountains to protect us against the wind in light weather days. And, of course, coming from a mountain brand such as VAUDE, combines superior durability, breathability and movement adaptability.
We start with its test right now and we will let you know more in the coming weeks!
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