Patagonia Simple Guide Jacket (2013)

A light but effective soft shell that ticks all the boxes. Made from eco-friendly recycled polyester, the fabric feels light and stretchy – ideal for those that move fast – yet it keeps out wind, breathes well and repels a fair bit of drizzle thanks to the Deluge DWR. Low bulk means it slots easily beneath a shell but it works brilliantly as an outer layer with great pockets which are mesh backed for extra ventilation. The cuffs fasten with Velcro, and open enough to pull the sleeves up past the elbows. The collar has a lovely fleecy feel and easy to operate drawcords adjust the hem.

Sizes: S-XXL
Fabric: Recycled polyester
Weight: 450g
Women’s version: No
Contact: www.patagonia.com

Published in Country Walking magazine, April 2013