Columbia Hot Shot 2010

The Columbia Hot Shot weighs 280g (size L); Omni Tech fabric; front zip gets external stormflap; two map-sized hip pockets; reflective details. But paying a higher price brings higher waterproofness and breathability performance; pocket access is easily obscured with rucksack belts; hood is very basic.

The Columbia Hot Shot is a lightweight and low-priced option, but performance is better in many other jackets.

First published in Trail magazine November 2010