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Kathmandu Nerius (2012)

£180.00

A lightweight jacket made from waterproof and breathable 3-layer Gore-Tex Paclite. The fit easily covers the hips and there’s plenty of length in the arms too. The fabric is soft and comfortable to wear, although it doesn’t feel as bomb-proof as some others. The hood is a decent size and zips off, although it doesn’t offer protection for the side ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Rohan Mountain Guide (2012)

£188.00

A heavy-duty, smart-looking jacket made from soft yet tough fabric. The fit reaches down to the upper thighs, and even the size small we tested felt rather large. It protects well against the elements, performing well on low to mid-level walks. There’s a decent-sized, pack-away hood with a wired peak, although this doesn’t offer enough protection for the side of ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Golite Malpais Trinity

£180.00

An incredibly lightweight jacket and something that’s better suited to warmer weather use, with its incredible packability and great windproofing. The Trinity membrane which provides waterproofing and breathability works well enough in most conditions and does have a bit of a ruffled scrim layer on the inside to help draw moisture away. It works reasonably well, although the very thin ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Regatta Cordite 3-in-1

£170.00

Two jackets for the price of one with this – a shell jacket outer and a removable insulated liner. The removable liner makes it a good bet for casual walks on colder days, when you don’t want to be weighed down by a lot of kit. In use the jacket is fine for general walking use, albeit pretty warm when ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Lowa Stirling GTX 2009

£165.00

The Lowa Stirling GTX has been available for a number of years and it’s often reviewed in Trail as a 3-season boot. However, like the Mammut Mount Trail XT, it has now been submitted by the manufacturer for inclusion in the 3-4 season category. It is made using a full leather upper with minimal stitching to increase durability, and there ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Mammut Mount Trail XT 2009

£160.00

The Mammut (formerly Raichle) Mount Trail XT has been a frequent favourite of Trail’s when provided by the manufacturer as a 3-season boot, and it was ‘Best in Test’ in May 2009. However it has now been submitted by the manufacturer for inclusion in the 3-4 season category. The boot features a solidly built leather upper that is not one ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 3.5
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Peak Performance Lite Jacket 2009

£220.00

The Peak Performance Lite Jacket weighs 424g (M); Gore-Tex Paclite; excellent waterproofness; removable wired hood has excellent movement; pit zips aid ventilation.But condensation build-up; hip pocket access is easily obscured by rucksack belts; high price for performance; no reflective piping.

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Mammut Convey 2009

£160.00

The Mammut Convey weighs 446g (men’s L); Paclite fabric is extremely waterproof and extremely breathable; hood rolls to collar; two map-sized hip pockets; good price for features; front zip has external stormflap. But other fabrics control condensation better than Paclite; hood peak is not stiffened; pocket access easily obscured by rucksack belts.

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Westcomb Specter 2009

£210.00

The Westcomb Specter weighs 326g (size L); eVent; extremely waterproof and breathable; a basic design of just one pocket and a front zip; hood has large stiffened peak and volume adjuster; excellent hood fit and movement. But high price for features; no stiff wire on peak; very small external pocket; fabric quite noisy.

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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SCARPA CRISTALLO GTX

£160.00

Review: A modern design with a suede/fabric upper, it’s a narrow fit, and although the very stiff midsole provides plenty of security with a crampon, the straps are easily felt through the soft, fairly lightweight uppers, which provide less insulation than some.  VITAL STATSSizes: 7-13 (UK); 41-48 (Euro) Upper: Suede/fabric Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex Sole: Vibram Moraine Weight: 1,560g Women’s version: ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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MEINDL BURMA PRO MFS

£160.00

Review: A traditional full-leather boot that oozes quality. It’s a great high mountain boot, stiff enough to kick steps in snow, and provide lots of insulation on freezing days, but it’s not crampon-compatible, so only consider if you’ll never wear spikes. VITAL STATSSizes: 6-14 (UK including half-sizes); 39-48 (Euro) Upper: Tanned Nubuk Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex Sole: Vibram Double Density Weight: ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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BRASHER ASO GTX

£150.00

Review: Broad, roomy boots, ideal for wide or voluminous feet, and the lacing is excellent. They are well-padded, too, so the right shaped feet will get a very comfy ride. The deep cleats gripped well on mud and snow, but away from snow and ice the boots are a bit heavy and clumsy. With a crampon, they felt secure and ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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GoLite Phantasm 2008

£150.00

The GoLite Phantasm lightweight jacket weighs just 273g (L); Gore Paclite offers good performance; two pockets; hood can be rolled down and secured; full-length front zip. But the pockets are not large enough for maps and cannot easily be accessed while wearing rucksack belts; elasticated rather than Velcro cuffs; more condensation than Gore-Tex Pro Shell; hood fit and movement are ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Tog 24 Tarku

£189.00

A nice length, but baggy in the body and long in the sleeves, although good adjustment overcomes some of this. The hood’s rather small too. Nice touches include fleece for the pocket linings and around the chin. A heavy jacket that keeps the weather out but takes up a lot of space in a pack. Very hot in use, although ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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GoLite Spectre 2008

£200.00

The GoLite Spectre general-purpose jacket weighs just 436g (men’s M); Gore Paclite is extremely waterproof and very breathable: pit zips aid ventilation; fixed hood with volume adjustment. But front zip does not get external stormflaps; pocket access is easily obscured with rucksack belts; Paclite does not control condensation as well as Gore Pro Shell or event.

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Tog 24 Hanover 2008

£160.00

The Tog 24 Hanover general-purpose jacket’s Gore-Tex fabric is extremely waterproof and very breathable; mesh lining; two hip pockets ideal as handwarmers; smaller chest pocket; front zip stormflap; removable hood, wired peak; pit zips. But 986g (men‘s L) is quite heavy; hip pocket access is easily obscured with rucksack belts; no external map-sized pockets; fabric not as breathable as higher-priced ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Patagonia Storm 2008

£185.00

The Patagonia Storm general-purpose jacket features 100% recycled polyester with H2No waterproof and breathable treatment: double stormflap; mesh lining; pit zips; excellent movement in sleeves; good hood fit and movement. But 844g (men‘s L) is very heavy; access to main hip pockets is easily obscured; chest pocket too small for maps; large, soft hood peak can flatten.

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Marmot Superhero 2008

£180.00

This soft shell jacket’s Gore Windstopper fabric is very wind- and water-resistant and hard-wearing; insulated shoulders and sides; extra-breathable armpits; rollaway hood.  But small chest pocket; relatively heavy at 682g; high price tag; pockets easily obstructed by hipbelts or climbing harness; hood movement not ideal.

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Golite Gauntlet 2008

£190.00

This soft shell jacket uses stretch Trinity waterproof breathable fabric with sealed seams; abrasion-resistant, 100% windproof; long pit zips for added ventilation; iPod pocket inside; removable hood with volume adjuster has good fit and movement. But high price tag; 710g is relatively heavy; base pocket access is easily obscured by rucksacks; more of a waterproof than a soft shell.

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Raichle Mount Envy GTX

£160.00

These climbing boots have a smooth climbing zone on Vibram sole; high rubber rand for durability; exceptionally stiff sole flex; solid toe box; excellent heel support; Nubuck leather adds durability to synthetic upper; Gore-Tex waterproof lining. But very heavy at 2070g (pair, size 11); stiff sole means walking will not be as comfortable as others; upper not as durable as ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Mountain Hardwear Escape

£200.00

This general-purpose waterproof jacket weighs 732g (size L); Gore-Tex Performance Shell;  mesh lining to add extra comfort; pit zips help control condensation; base pockets angled for easy access; hood rolls down to collar; fit and movement of the hood is very good too. But quite short, which means access to base pockets is easily obscured with rucksack belts; chest pocket ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Millet Omni

£150.00

This general-purpose waterproof jacket weighs 630g (men‘s size L); Gore-Tex Performance Shell; mesh lining adds comfort; pair of large chest pockets that are ideal for maps; hood is a rollaway design with wired peak; movement in the sleeves is very good. But hood drawcords are left to dangle and blow in the face of the wearer; jacket is a bit ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Tog 24 Hanover

£160.00

This general-purpose waterproof jacket uses Gore-Tex fabric, which is extremely waterproof and very breathable; mesh lining adds comfort; two hip pockets are ideal for handwarmers; smaller chest pocket is useful; front zip gets an external stormflap; removable hood with wired peak offers good performance; pit zips. But 986g (men’s size L) is quite heavy; hip pocket access is easily obscured ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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GoLite Spectre

£200.00

This lightweight waterproof weighs 400g (women’s size L); Gore Paclite fabric offers good performance; excellent movement in sleeves without hem or cuffs riding up; two small hip pockets with mesh lining; pit zips; hood with peak. But peak has no stiffening, so not ideal in wet and windy weather; pocket access is easily obscured by rucksack hipbelts; Paclite does not ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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The North Face Circadia

£150.00

This lightweight waterproof weighs 480g (size men‘s M); Gore Paclite fabric offers good performance; excellent movement in sleeves without hem or cuffs riding up; two large hip pockets with warm lining; good map chest pocket; rollaway hood with wired peak; brushed polyester collar lining. But wired peak is pointlessly small; hood movement is not as good as others; Paclite does ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0

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