This lightweight waterproof jacket from Rab is a little tighter than some, and also a shorter cut than most, which will appeal to some more than others. But it proves very comfortable on the hill, with a nicely fitting hood. While the eVENT fabric is noticeably breathable, it really needs some venting. It’s got a great hood though, with a superb wired peak and three-way adjustment, and will cope with all conditions.
Colours: Amber, indigo and black
Sizes: Unisex S-XXL
Fabric: eVENT three-layer
Key features: Taped seams, rollaway wire peaked hood, separate collar, water resistant main zip with storm flap, two external self-draining pockets
Women’s version: No
Contact: 01773 601870; www.rab.uk.com
Verdict: A cracking jacket, with a virtually bombproof hood, that would be perfect with a little venting. It packs down into its own tiny stuffsack and weighs next to nothing in a rucksack.