Regatta Nebraska (2015)

I’d forgotten the price when testing this and was so surprised post-walk that I had to triple-check the figure. Surely there’s a ‘one’ missing before the ‘four’? Nope. A simple £40 it is. It was already praiseworthy, but in light of that, it’s hard to beat. The Nebraska performs wonderfully. On a late winter walk it proved resistant enough to hold out strong, chilly gusts and gallantly fended off a hail shower. The cinchable hem and adjustable cuffs allow you to really batten down the hatches in bad weather, and when the sun comes out, you can loosen them to stay fresh and cool. My only beef comes with the pockets: two handwarmers and no chest, so if you’re wearing a backpack with a hip-belt, pocket access is zero. And the inner lining of one pocket pulled away after a couple of outings, so it is perhaps unlikely to be the longest-lived jacket in your cupboard.

Specification

Weight: 410g

Fabric:  Polyester, elastane

Colours: Black; lime/turquoise; orange/purple; coral/pink

Men’s version: Yes

Contact: 0161 866 0579

www.regatta.com

Verdict

Great protection at a real bargain price, but build quality may be somewhat compromised.

Originally reviewed by Sarah Ryan in Country Walking April 2015

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