Kathmandu Nerius (2012)

A lightweight jacket made from waterproof and breathable 3-layer Gore-Tex Paclite. The fit easily covers the hips and there’s plenty of length in the arms too. The fabric is soft and comfortable to wear, although it doesn’t feel as bomb-proof as some others. The hood is a decent size and zips off, although it doesn’t offer protection for the side of your face and the collar is too low for good protection in bad weather. It comes with deep handwarmer pockets, although they’re not easy to access when wearing a pack, and there are no ventilation options if you get too warm.

Sizes: 8-16
Fabric: Gore-Tex Paclite
Weight: 350g
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 0800 066 5018; www.kathmandu.co.uk