This waterproof jacket from Columbia is a little on the large side, but with Velcro adjustable cuffs and a drawcord hem, you’ll still be able to get the most out of it out on the hill. It’s a wonderfully comfortable jacket, with a soft face fabric and a nice mesh lining. The zip-off hood is also easy to adjust and plenty big enough to take a hat. Bombproof in a heavy storm, yet light and breathable enough to wear in better conditions, where the vented pockets and pit zips come into their own. The Ullapool has lots of pockets, including a large map-sized one on the chest. The hood is also superb, with a stiffened wired peak and clever adjustment so it moves easily with the head.
Verdict: A wonderful, comfortable jacket that won’t be found wanting in any department. Tough enough to wear in even the worst conditions, yet light enough to carry in a pack when it’s not needed.
Colours: Red rover, black, admiral (blue), sulfur (yellow)
Fabric: Gore-Tex XCR
Main features: Taped seams, multiple pockets, wired hood, drawcord hem and waist, ripstop fabric on shoulders, pit zips
Women’s version: No
Contact: 00 800 4378 7833; www.columbia.com