Regatta Sonar

Comfortable with excellent adjustment at the hem and, more importantly, the cuffs. Soft against the skin with plenty of stretch where it’s needed. The waterproof/windproof membrane and taped seams mean it sacrifices breathability for weather resistance. Nice pockets, though, and looks good. Makes a better outer layer.

VITAL STATS
Colours: Red, Prussian, black, seal grey
Sizes: S-XXL
Fabric: Woven stretch Softshell with Isotex 5000 membrane
Weight: 870g
Women’s version: Cara
Contact: 0161 749 1313, www.regatta.com
Verdict: An attractive, highly weatherproof soft shell jacket that works best as an outer layer. Too heavy and bulky to carry and not breathable enough for mid-layer use.