This lightweight waterproof jacket from Columbia benefits from lots of adjustment, with three-way drawcords on the hood, Velcro cuffs and single-hand drawcord adjustment at the waist. Lovely rustle-free fabric too. At 560g, it’s a little too heavy to be truly classed a lightweight waterproof. It’s a great jacket though and performs admirably in some really bad weather, and will last well too.
Verdict: A bombproof jacket that is a little too bulky and heavy to mix it with the best in test. Better suited to those who go out in all weathers and are more likely to wear their waterproof than carry it.
Colours: Jet (grey), gypsy (red) and sulfur (yellow)
Fabric: Gore-Tex 2L Paclite Ripstop
Key features: Fully seam sealed, venting chest pockets, pull-out hood, articulated elbows
Women’s version: Dunes to Delta
Contact: 00 800 4378 7833; www.columbia.com