Dare 2 Be Triple Boom 2009

The Dare 2 Be Triple Boom multi-activity jacket weighs 480g (L); Ared V02 fabric; very waterproof and breathable; two Napoleon chest pockets; reflective trim; clear panel to see watch; rear pocket ideal for biking. But hood peak easily distorts and movement is very poor; Napoleon chest pockets cannot be used as handwarmers; hood cannot be rolled to collar and secured; higher price brings better condensation control.

Verdict: The Dare 2 Be Triple Boom multi-activity jacket’s hood badly lets down an otherwise good option.

First published in Trail magazine November 2009