It may be heavy, but the soft and stretchy fabric makes it great to wear. The AquaDry fabric is waterproof, and a mesh lining throughout will help wick away sweat. It’s got a lovely snug, high collar to trap warmth and keep out rain, and the hood’s a decent size too – let down by a floppy peak and not enough side protection but it will stay on when tightened. It also zips off if you don’t want it, although the zip adds weight and detracts from the fit. Loads of pockets, including an inside map pocket – although you’ll have to completely unzip to get at it.
Men’s version: No
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* Review from Country Walking magazine, May 2013.