The Mera Peak is a classic that gets better with age. This latest incarnation is a comfortable, breathable, quick-drying waterproof that's great to wear – but it's quite a lump to carry. The face fabric is soft yet tough, and the internal lining makes it comfortable against bare skin. The hood is absolutely brilliant: deep and adjustable and almost impenetrable when combined with the high collar, but the peak isn’t wired. The handwarmer pockets are well-placed and big enough for a map, but the chest ones are small. The double storm flap is spot-on and pit-zips provide ventilation.
Fabric: 2-Layer Gore-Tex
Women’s version: Yes
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