Salomon Darbon Light Jacket (2013)

A lightweight and sporty-looking jacket made from stretchy, double weave soft shell. It behaves much like a wind shirt, so it works best as an outer layer in any kind of dry weather. It’s got a soft, high collar to trap warmth, but the elastic cuffs are way too loose – they’ll pull up easily when you want to spill heat, but arm length will need to be spot on to stop them slipping down over your hands. It performs well in the hills, though – very breathable fabric that resists damp air easily and provides a great barrier against the wind. Two mesh-lined handwarmer pockets can spill more heat if needed.

Sizes: S-XL
Fabric: ClimaWind double weave
Weight: 310g
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 01276 404 860; www.salomon.com

Published in Country Walking magazine, April 2013