Howies Outback

This soft shell weighs 404g; very stretchy Schoeller fabric; merino lining adds insulation and comfort; very water-resistant; durable fabric; two map-sized hip pockets; smaller chest pocket; short, close fit with scooped tail. But access to main pockets is easily obscured by rucksack belts, which spoils an otherwise useful jacket.

Verdict: Buy it if you can tolerate the pocket access, as the fabric and cut are ideal for mountain sport.