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 are placed too low for access when wearing a pack and the cuffs aren’t adjustable so don’t pull up easily. The fabric is very breathable, though, and keeps out light rain showers.
Sizes: 8 - 18
Men’s version: Yes, Ossa
Contact: 0191 516 5700; www.berghaus.com
First published in Country Walking magazine, September 2009