: The Tectonic is a very athletic style of jacket, that you could imagine being worn by an American sports team. Its close fit does help to trap warmth and keep the wind out, whilst the excellent stretch properties of the fabric really assist with ease of movement. The underarm venting has been hidden in extra-stretchy underarm panels made of a lesser windproof fabric. These let warm air out whilst allowing you to stretch and move freely. The two hip pockets are a standard size, but too low to work with a rucksack belt, and there is also a small inner pocket. A fleecy lining in key areas really gives the collar a soft feeling against your face and helps protect the zip from chafing around the neck and mouth.
Fabric: 3L Butter Softshell
Weight (tested size): 456g
Women’s version: No
Contact: 01189 220 130; www.columbia.com