Lowe Alpine Wildcat/Ibex 2008

This soft shell jacket  is a great price; Stormweave fabric very windproof and water-resistant; grid fleece insulation; breathable panels; longer body than some; useful chest pocket. But 654g is relatively heavy; hip pocket access is easily obscured by rucksack belts and items are trapped easily; no cuff adjustment.Verdict
Superb fabric and ideal weight for climbing, scrambling and fast action, but pocket access is not great.

First published in Trail magazine September 2008