Craghoppers Explorer 2009

The Craghoppers Explorer general-purpose jacket uses 2-layer Gore-Tex Performance Shell for great performance; softer feel, more rustle-free; comfy mesh lining; long enough for access to pockets with rucksack on; map pocket; removable hood. But 890g (size L) is very heavy; hood movement and peak are not quite as good as some others.

Verdict: The Craghoppers Explorer is a good travel and general-purpose jacket, but others are better for hill-walkers.

 

First published in Trail magazine November 2009