A slightly thicker style of top that is great when the weather is a little cooler, the Cyclone II has a thick, fleecy lining that really helps to trap the warmth inside but does add to the weight and bulk of the top. Vaude’s Wind Proof 100 membrane keeps the breeze out and further adds to a toasty feeling. It can be a little too warm in warmer conditions, though. Velcro tabs on the sleeve cuffs and pullcords around the hem help to trap heat further and fine-tune the fit. Although the two hip pockets are a little too low to use when wearing a pack hip belt, they are mesh-backed and can help to dump some heat when you need to.
Fabric: Wind Proof 100
Weight (tested size): 468g
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 01665 510660; www.vaude.com