This waterproof jacket from Lafuma is exceptionally comfortable. It allows plenty of movement for your arms and covers your bum without restricting movement. The streamlined, uncluttered design and the lightweight ripstop fabric are both excellent. The soft lining on the collar is a nice touch and the Velcro cuffs allow plenty of adjustment. Although not as breathable as some, this is a fantastically featured jacket for the price. Underarm zips aid ventilation and the ripstop fabric has a nice durable feel. The packable hood is good, but could do with a stiffened peak. The large, fleece-lined handwarmer pockets are well placed to allow access while wearing a rucksack, and the chest pocket will easily take a map.
Verdict: The Lady Lane is a simple, stylish waterproof that works well both on and off the hill. It’s not as breathable as some, but is packed with features and very attractively priced.
Colours: Khaki, black, red/pink, cloud
Fabric: Two-layer ripstop Climaway
Main features: Foldaway hood, map-sized pocket, pit zips, large mesh pockets
Men’s version: No
Contact: 01489 557600; www.lafuma.com