The Sierra Lite does an excellent job of keeping wind and mild rain off, while providing some insulation and great breathability. Unfortunately the jacket is let down by a non-adjustable, very tight cuff which cuts down its versatility, especially when you’re climbing a hill and feel that rolling sleeves up would be enough to cool you down. It’s a shame as it’s certainly very light, and packs down well. It’s also a good-looking jacket meaning it will work well for general casual wear, too.
Fabric: Stormweave (Stretch Polyester)
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01539 740840; www.lowealpine.com
First published in Country Walking magazine, September 2009