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Montane Prism (2013)

£100.00

Long a stalwart of good kit and prices, Montane’s Prism is another example of kit purpose-built for the UK. Insulation is Primaloft Eco, which – while not as soft or thick as Premium Primaloft One – uses 50 per cent recycled fibres. It’s still good, warm and adds a pleasing earthy tick, and a weather-resistant Pertex Microlight outer offers further ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Mountain Hardwear Kelvinator (2012)

£220.00

MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR KELVINATOR £220 Our rating: ***** Review: A classic-looking mountain-style down jacket, complete with hood for battening down the hatches when it’s really cold outside. As it uses natural down filling inside, it is susceptible to wet conditions, but a thicker grade of face fabric means that the filling is a bit more protected than in a really lightweight ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Rab Baltoro Light

£110.00

It’s not often that an article of clothing ticks all the boxes, but this does. The excellent fabric provides a decent amount of insulation and is also incredibly weather-resistant and very breathable. It has two huge hip/chest pockets that double as vents and the cuffs are fastened with Velcro. Single-handed drawcords adjust the hem, trapping or releasing warmth, and another ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Montane Dragonfly Shirt 2009

£40.00

Some base layers we looked at were designed to cover a number of activities – including skiing and yachting. But the Montane Dragonfly Shirt has obviously been designed for UK walking. Utilising two grades of Polartec Powerdry fabric, the back and arms get high-wicking fabric while the chest and underarms get a stretchier weave, which is tough and enables excellent ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Mountain Equipment Astron Hooded/Astral Hooded 2008

£120.00

This soft shell jacket was developed specifically for those who want a soft shell that is stretchy, light and easy to pack in your rucksack – and it is one of the lightest here. It uses Polartec Power Shield fabric, which is extremely wind-resistant and very water-resistant, but most importantly it is also more breathable than the more waterproof options, ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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The North Face Toat Q4 (M FLS S/S Crew Neck)

£23.00

This is a super-light, 68g (men’s size L)  top that delivers a close fit, relatively long length and flatlocked seams to keep comfort levels high. It’s ideal for lightweight enthusiasts and as it packs down small it makes for a good back-up layer in your rucksack.

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Icebreaker Bodyfit 150 Atlas

£30.00

Merino wool is a great natural fibre, and if you like fitted, lightweight T-shirts then this is a great buy. Icebreaker makes some excellent, easier-fitting tops that require a less athletic build. But this is an excellent top that’s great all year. Made in China, it’s the cheapest merino wool offering here, combining top-quality and excellent value.

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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The North Face Redpoint Optimus

£130.00

What a product! This is the insulated jacket for every occasion. You’ll be cosy belaying on the crag and look suave down the pub. The Redpoint Optimus is the hooded version of The North Face’s hugely popular Redpoint jacket. The hood is elasticated around the face, but with drawstring adjustment at the back. The base also has drawcord adjustment, while ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Berghaus Infinity Light

£100.00

The infinity Light, as the name might imply, is a really light, easily packable insulated jacket. It is constructed using some of the best materials the industry has to offer. The jacket includes a women’s-specific model, and this offers a cut that is nicely fitted. It folds neatly and easily into the internal pocket, and is so small you should ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Regatta Invent

£35.00

This windproof fleece from Regatta is a good fit, with just the right amount of room in the arms and body. The high collar is nice, but the cuffs are loose and the lining feels a bit scratchy against the skin. Performs remarkably well for the price. Not as warm and wind-resistant as some, so not suited to really cold ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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The North Face Redpoint Optimus

£125.00

This duvet jacket weighs 660g; Primaloft insulation; packs into its own pocket; very comfy cuffs; large hip pockets plus chest pocket; hood fit is excellent. But only warm enough for mild winter use; hood cannot be removed or rolled down.

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Haglöfs Gemini Hood

£75.00

This fleece mid layer just about has it all. At just 304g, it has a hood, which makes it a rare beast – and for me this gives it an edge. The fabric is warm enough for year-round use while the two chest pockets allow easy storage and access to maps on the move while wearing a rucksack. The stretch ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Páramo Explorer Pull On

£60.00

Typically of Páramo, this fleece mid layer is dedicated to being functional on the hill. At around 484g it is reasonably lightweight. It can also be worn inside-out if you find it a little too warm. The fabric is very durable and wind-resistant, and will keep light drizzle at bay too. It is a smock design, which allows a large ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Rohan Silver Fleece Zip

£45.00

Getting hot and sweaty tends to result in smelly gear, which is none too pleasant whatever the circumstances. The X-Static silver fibres in this fleece mid layer reduce odour by controlling the growth of bacteria. Apart from that smell advantage, this is a useful top for wearing under other mid layers, as it is a thin and lightweight fleece that ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Mountain Equipment Cirrus Jacket

£60.00

This insulated jacket weighs in at 594g (inc 10g stuffsack), which compares well with jackets costing twice its price. It make use of Polarloft insulation and a ripstop nylon shell, and it generally felt robust and warmer than lighter garments. To keep draughts out you get a baffle over the outside of the front zip, adjustable cuffs, a hem drawcord ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Millet Touring Hoodie

£160.00

Soft shell is such a broad category that choosing just one really depends on your definition and expected use of the jacket. For me, a soft shell is a garment that is more wind- and water-resistant than a fleece and also more durable, which allows it to be worn on the hill whenever you can get by without your waterproof ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Mountain Equipment G2

£170.00

This soft shell weighs 664g; Gore-Tex Soft Shell fabric; Paclite hood rolls into collar; external taped seams on shoulders; pit zips for venting; waist pockets easily take an OS map; Velcro adjustable cuffs; brushed polyester lining adds warmth. But access to pockets could be better if they were higher on the chest; expensive.

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Patagonia Figure 4

£140.00

This soft shell weighs 460g; water-resistant and windproof fabric; fleece-lined collar for extra comfort; glued seams for softer feel and less bulk; Velcro adjustable cuffs; small chest pocket for compass; waist pockets for maps; collar drawcord; excellent movement in sleeves. But waist pocket access is obscured with rucksack belts; no hood.

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5

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