Berghaus Aura

A good fit with superb sleeves and plenty of adjustment. The hood was spot-on, too, with enough room for a hat when needed. Superb in a downpour and the Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric made it very breathable. Good hood and accessible pockets. A little pricey, though.

VITAL STATS
Colours: Four including pillar box red/ash, mazarine blue/eclipse
Sizes: S-XXL
Fabric: Gore-Tex Pro Shell
Key features: Rollaway hood with wired peak and volume adjuster, map pocket, internal zipped mesh pocket, reinforced shoulders
Weight: 775g
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 0191 516 5700, www.berghaus.com
Verdict: A good-looking, well-featured waterproof that’s not too bulky or heavy to carry in a pack, yet breathes well enough for strenuous walking. Should last a while.