The Hyena is cut from the excellent Polartec Power Shield fabric, which is stretchy, around 99% windproof and pretty water resistant; yet it remains breathable when worked hard. It’s a good-looking jacket with contrasting stitching, yet it performs in the hills both as a mid-layer, where the warmth provided by the fleecy backer definitely makes a difference, and as an outer, where decent-sized pockets double as vents. The collar is high and cosy and the hem tightens with drawcords. It is let down by tight cuffs that won’t roll up, but that aside, it's an excellent all-rounder.
Fabric: Polartec Power Shield/Dryactiv
Women’s version: No
Contact: 01670 522300; www.montane.co.uk
Published in Country Walking magazine, April 2013