Salomon Exo 2008

This soft shell jacket uses very breathable SmartSkin fabric, which is also very abrasion-resistant; very stretchy fabric is ideal for climbers; useful chest pocket; wind-resistant hood rolls into collar and fits and moves reasonably well on the head; reinforced shoulders and elbows. But 716g is heavy; pocket access not ideal with a rucksack; others are more water- and wind-resistant.Verdict
Only the pocket location lets down this useful jacket , which is good for scramblers, walkers and climbers.

First published in Trail magazine September 2008