Dare 2B Stratosphere/Centre Stage 2010

The Dare 2B Stratosphere/Centre Stage multi-activity jacket weighs 436g (size L); 2.5-layer Ared V02 fabric is very waterproof and breathable; two hip pockets; one smaller chest pocket; reflective print; good hood movement; pit zips. But hood does not roll to collar; lower pocket access is easily obscured by rucksack belts.

The Dare 2B Stratosphere/Centre Stage is a reasonable jacket for the price, but the pockets and hood could be better for multi-activity use.

First published in Trail magazine November 2010