This soft shell jacket from Sprayway is just the right size, with the cosy fleece-lined collar a perfect fit for trapping warm air. It’s let down by Velcro adjustable cuffs, which have no stretch in them and so are difficult to pull up. Great on a cold day with a midweight fleece (200 gsm), the Challenger is light, breathable and reasonably weatherproof. The pockets are excellent, with room for a map, but you might get too hot because you can’t pull up the sleeves.
Verdict: The Challenger is a very good soft shell at a great price, with all the useful features you’d expect from Sprayway.
Women’s version: Yes
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