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Montane North Star (2015)

£240.00

Features The outer shell is more water-resistant than most, which is good as the down used does not have the water-resistant treatment some jackets offer. The hood gets volume adjustment, face drawcords and stiffened peak, and can be rolled down and secured at the collar. The cuffs have tab adjusters. All that for 565g (size L) is impressive. 4/5 FitThe ...

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Rohan Nightfall (2015)

£245.00

FeaturesThe insulation is a hydrophobic down that absorbs 30% less water than normal down and dries 60% faster. The down is 800+ fill power and is made of 95% down and just 5% feather, which all adds to the warmth of this jacket for the minimal weight. The hood is also removable but the peak isn’t stiffened or wired; however ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Rab Infinity Endurance (2015)

£285.00

FeaturesInsulation is provided by Nikwax Hydrophobic Down with a fill power of 850+ while the outer is a Pertex Quantum GL ripstop nylon, and this ensures the jacket offers a very good level of insulation but is also very light for its performance. There are three pockets and the hood gets a wired peak, with the lack of cuff adjustment ...

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Montane Chonus (2015)

£280.00

FeaturesThe down is held in box wall construction throughout, which means there are no cold spots as found on most jackets at this price, which are generally stitched-through designs. The 800+ fill power 90/10 down is certified not live plucked, but it isn’t water-resistant. You do get a helmet-compatible hood with a stiffened peak though. 4/5 FitThe men’s Montane Chonus ...

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Berghaus Ramche (2015)

£340.00

FeaturesThe big story is the 850+ fill power 90/10 hydrophobic down, which maintains its performance when wet better than standard down. You also get Pertex Quantum GL outer fabric to keep the weight down to a very acceptable 516g (size L). The helmet-compatible hood has face drawcords and a wired peak while the two pockets get zips. 5/5 FitThe Berghaus ...

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Mountain Equipment Lumin (2015)

£200.00

FeaturesThis jacket uses water-resistant 675+ fill power 90/10 down, production of which is audited via Mountain Equipment’s Down Codex scheme to ensure it does not include live plucking. The outer is a lightweight ripstop nylon. The hood gets a wired peak, volume adjuster and face drawcords, and it can be rolled down and secured at the collar. 5/5 FitThe Mountain ...

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Alpkit Filo (2015)

£120.00

FeaturesThe Alpkit Filo features 675+ fill power 90/10 duck down – not quite the spec of higher-priced jackets – which is why it’s a little heavier. The outer is ripstop nylon, again a slightly heavier option than pricier jackets, but you do get a removable hood, which benefits from a wired peak. The cuffs only have plain elastication rather than ...

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North Ridge Elbrus (2015)

£120.00

FeaturesThe North Ridge Elbrus is filled with a 650+ fill power 70/30 duck down, which is less efficient than higher-priced options, and so this jacket is not the warmest, but it is light – in part because there is also no hood. But you do get Velcro cuff adjustment and a nice brushed collar area. The outer is also quite ...

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Mountain Equipment Alpamayo Jacket (2012)

£160.00

Designed primarily as a belay jacket to go over other layers, the Mountain Equipment Alpamayo is, as expected, generously sized as well as water- and wind-resistant. It’s very warm too – second warmest on test after the Páramo jacket – but then with extra warmth comes extra weight (526g, size 10 – third heaviest here) so it really depends on ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Sprayway Zao (2012)

£160.00

Of all the jackets on test, the Sprayway Zao is the only one to have a Gore-Tex outer shell, making it waterproof – rather than simply water-resistant. An insulating jacket suitable for use even in heavy rain or snow will keep you warm, and it means the insulation is well-protected against the wet too. But the problem for walkers is ...

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Páramo Torres Jacket (2012)

£140.00

When it comes to insulating layers, Páramo says: why put it on under your waterproof when you can simply throw it over everything? But the question for a walker who will only use a jacket like this ‘just in case’ or when they stop for lunch is this: is it really worth the extra weight and bulk in their backpack? ...

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Columbia Prarion (2012)

£150.00

Although it uses 700-fill down, the jacket has added insulation in the form of Columbia’s Omni-Heat reflective technology. Silver dots are added to the lining to help bounce radiated heat back inside. In use it does seem to add extra warmth to the top, without making things too stuffy. However, the jacket still remains quite heavy for a down-filled mid-layer ...

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Finisterre Sastruga III (2012)

£185.00

As with everything made by Finisterre, environmental concerns are high in the designers’ minds. The synthetic fill is PrimaLoft Eco, made from recycled plastic bottles and the face fabric is also made from recycled polyester. The jacket has a tight, long fit. Even in a large it’s quite a snug fit and won’t suit those who prefer a more relaxed ...

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Craghoppers Risor Half-Zip (2012)

£60.00

A fleece for walkers who don’t want to be seen in a fleece. Has the feel of a comfy pullover, but is still highly practical. The outer fabric feels a bit more like thick wool than fleece, which makes it a little more resilient to abrasion and resists the dreading pilling of the fabric over time. The inner fabric retains ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
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Outdoor Research Exit Hoodie (2012)

£90.00

Thick, warm and rugged. A stylish jacket, that really looks more casual than it should. Performance-wise it’s great, offering plenty of warmth with its dual-texture Alpin-wool fabric. The tough wool outer fabric couples with a microfleece lining on the inside to trap warmth next to the skin. The top certainly is warm, although bulky with it. Pound-for-pound this isn’t the ...

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Sprayway W.N.W (2012)

£110.00

This jacket is new for 2011, although it’s actually an update of a classic model from the Sprayway line. It’s a straightforward, midweight fleece with an added Windstopper membrane. This wind protection boosts the warmth rating of the top without adding to the bulk, in a similar way to many soft shells. That extra layer of material also makes it ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
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Rab Double Pile (2012)

£60.00

A heavy fleece and therefore very warm. Double-pile fabric really traps the heat in. That also makes it bulky, however, and this certainly isn’t the kind of garment to tuck away in your pack for emergency use. Although it may not look like it, the face fabric has a water-repellent treatment which means that you can wear the top in ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Berghaus Ossa

£120.00

The Ossa is a nice looking jacket with quite a relaxed fit, but the arms feel heavier and less comfortable than some because of the large underarm pit-zips (although these do provide a welcome flow of air). The fabric is soft and fleece-lined for warmth and there’s a deep collar to bury your face in. On the downside, the pockets ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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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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Patagonia Guide

£120.00

The Guide offers good insulation and good weather resistance, too. Not quite as breathable as it might be when working hard, though. The pockets double as vents but the openings aren’t that big so don’t make as much difference as they might do. The zips are all DWR-treated so do a good job of keeping rain out, and the main ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Tog 24 Aviemore Powershield Hoody

£130.00

Quite heavy, and expensive, and for those reasons, it’s probably only really going to appeal to those that ski as well. But in its favour it’s very warm, it comes with an excellent hood and it’s also very weather-resistant and breathable. The pockets are huge, and provide venting as well as storage; the cuffs are Velcro-adjustable and the hem uses ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
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Gelert Ottowa

£40.00

This is a lot of jacket for £40. It’s quite heavy, and doesn’t pack down that well, which certainly rules it out for lighter weight walking, but it is very warm, and it certainly keeps some light rain out. It’s reasonably breathable, too. The sizing’s quite big, so try before you buy, and this means the collar is a bit ...

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Montane Sabretooth Jacket 2009

£150.00

The grey area between soft shell and fleece is spanned by the Montane Sabretooth, which is described as a ‘highly technical soft shell’ jacket as it is more wind- and water-resistant than other fleece mid layers. But most importantly it does not have a membrane so it is far more breathable than most soft shells. DesignThe Montane Sabretooth is a ...

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Sprayway Trace

£100.00

Velcro adjustable cuffs roll up easily when it gets too warm, and the fleece-lined fabric felt great against the skin. Polartec Power Shield fabrics are only 98 per cent windproof, but this makes them extremely breathable. The fabric is soft, making it feel like a fleece, but with the bonus of wind and shower resistance.VITAL STATSColours: Sunset, earth, blackSizes: 8-18Fabric: ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Berghaus Twister

£80.00

It has a lovely fleece lining. Lovely to walk in and excellent breathability to help keep you dry on the inside. Lightweight, flexible fabric and deep venting handwarmer pockets. Disappointingly, the cuffs were too tight to pull up easily.VITAL STATSColours: Beet red, black, blue shadowSizes: 8-18Fabric: Elements Soft ShellWeight: 500g Men’s version: YesContact: 0191 516 5700, www.berghaus.com

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
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