A tough and full-featured jacket made from quite thick, three-layer fabric. It has a grid fleece lining inside which means it’s much warmer than others out there, and it feels bulkier and stiffer – great in cold weather but too warm in summer. Performance in the hills is great in cold weather, with a fleece-lined collar to trap warmth (shame it’s a bit low), and a breathable, windproof fabric that shrugs off water easily. It’s got articulated elbows and gusseted underarms for mobility, two handwarmer pockets and a small, fleece-lined chest pocket which is perfect for a phone or GPS.
Men’s version: Yes, Deoche Jacket
Contact: 01572 772504; www.sherpaadventuregear.com
Published in Country Walking magazine, April 2013