Montane Venture (2012)

The 3-layer eVENT fabric is light yet soft and comfortable, and it’s extremely breathable. It’s also reinforced at the shoulders. It has an excellent hood: deep and super-adjustable with a decent wired peak. And this combines with a high, soft collar. The pockets are a good size and well-positioned, and the cuffs are spot-on, with Velcro adjustment and elastic. The storm flap is quite flimsy but the waterproof zip doesn’t need as much protection as some.

Sizes: S-XXL
Fabric: eVENT lightweight 3-layer
Weight: 460g
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01670 522300; www.montane.co.uk