Salomon Bonatti Cross Wind and Bonatti Waterproof Jackets
Choosing the ideal jacket for your training or trail running is not always an easy task. Today we test the Salomon Bonatti Cross Wind and Bonatti Waterproof jackets with Marta Llagostera, trail and uphill runner and Salomon ambassador. Discover the characteristics, similarities and differences between both jackets to know which one to use in each situation.
First, let’s see what they have in common. Both jackets are very light, weighing about 130 grams, are breathable and PPC-free. PPCs are substances that are waterproof yet toxic and harmful to the environment. Therefore, Salomon has opted for an equally effective but environmentally friendly alternative. Both jackets have a similar shape with a fitted hood and can be packed and compressed in their own chest pocket.
Salomon Bonatti Cross Wind
Let’s take a closer look at the features of each of the jackets, starting with the Bonatti Cross Wind. This jacket not only protects us from the wind and cold, but also provides protection from very light rain and allows us to sweat thanks to the fabric and ventilation. It is also slightly more elastic than the Bonatti Waterproof.
Salomon Bonatti Waterproof
The Bonatti Waterproof jacket is waterproof, with heat-sealed seams and a new design compared to the 2017 version. In this new version, the jacket is much lighter, PPC-free and has a higher waterproof rating. The previous one provided 5,000 mm of waterproofness, whereas the new one provides 10,000 mm. In practice, this means that the jacket can withstand at least 2.5 hours in light rain or normal snow. In this case, the breathability is provided by an intelligent ventilation system using vents in the back.
In short and for practical purposes, we recommend the Salomon Bonatti Cross Wind jacket for excursions or training sessions of approximately one hour, while the Bonatti Waterproof is the most suitable for outdoor use regardless of the conditions and also for competition as it passes the Salomon Ultra Pirineu or UTMB equipment controls, whereas the Bonatti Cross does not.
We hope that this explanation will give you a better idea of which Salomon Bonatti jacket is best for each situation. Now it’s up to you to try them!