GoLite Spectre 2009

The GoLite Spectre weighs 391g (size M); Paclite; extremely waterproof and breathable; two hip pockets; extended pit zips; large peak fixed hood; excellent fit and movement of hood; longish body; good sleeve movement. But other fabrics control condensation better; hip pockets easily obscured with rucksack belt; no external stormflap; no wired peak.

Verdict: Other jackets are lighter than the GoLite Spectre, with better condensation control and pockets.

 

First published in Trail magazine November 2009