This lightweight waterproof jacket from Montane offers great ease of movement, especially in the arms, and the close fit and simple, lightweight design are good too. It’s a much shorter cut than many, though, and the collar, which is integral to the hood, isn’t as comfy as some. There’s a very spacious hood with a big peak that protects your face well, and the breathability and toughness of the eVENT fabric is very impressive, although it doesn’t pack away as easily as some.
Verdict: A lightweight, durable, well-featured jacket, offering total waterproofing and excellent breathability. Ideal for those who like to move fast, but comes at a high price.
Colours: Burgundy/black, graphite/black, red/black and Moroccan blue/black
Fabric: eVENT three-layer
Key features: Taped seams, rollaway hood with wired peak, two part-vent pockets, zipped security pocket, adjustable cuffs, drawcord hem
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 01670 522300; www.montane.co.uk