Definitely one of the most technical jackets on test but just look at its price tag. It looks like the kind of top you would see on a foreign mountain guide somewhere high up a rockface. Even for our purposes it still performs incredibly well. The fabric may make it look like a 1980s tracksuit top, but it’s far more technical than that. Windstopper technology has been used and really helps to cut out the breeze, thereby delivering a feeling of warmth. On crisp wintry walks on dry days this proved to be one of the better tops, with the thumb-looped cuffs and pullcord cinches on the hem and collar really helping to trap heat inside. The thumb loops also help the jacket stretch with you, preventing the sleeves from pulling up. Overall, it’s an excellent jacket and specially useful on colder days, when used as a mid- layer.
Fabric: Gore Windstopper
Weight (tested size): 425g
Women’s version: Yes
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