One of the warmer jackets out there due to the fleece backing on the fabric. So ideal for a cool morning or higher level walk but a better bet for those that run cool in summer. It’s well featured with good pockets that also double as vents, Velcro on the cuffs and a drawcord hem. The sleeves will just about pull up while the collar’s high, snug and soft-backed, so comfy on the chin. The fabric repelled drizzle and hill fog well and kept a cold wind at bay with ease, so it worked brilliantly as an outer as well as an insulation layer beneath a shell.
Fabric: Polyester soft shell
Women’s version: Yes, Kira
Contact: 0843 309 0199; www.regatta.com
Published in Country Walking magazine, April 2013