Regatta All Peaks (2015)

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Features

This is a new jacket from Regatta and part of the Point 214 range, which was created to provide fellwalkers with technical gear they can rely on. It boasts four external pockets, including two huge chest pockets and a hood with a wired peak. It is also longer in the body than many jackets so overall it appears well-featured for hillwalkers. 5/5

Fit

The Regatta All Peaks is available for men in sizes S-XXL and for women in 8-20. The body is long enough to just about cover the bottom, but slightly longer jackets are available. The cuffs and hem do ride up a little too easily though when raising the arms above the head. The hood fits closely and moves very well with the head. 4/5

Comfort

The material is Isotex 15000, which cannot boast the absolute best waterproof and breathable lab results, but for this price its performance is excellent. You get a mesh lining for further comfort and the material is slightly stiffer than some, which allows it

to fend off wind better. The length also improves comfort. 4/5

In use

The weight of 611g (size L) is a drawback but for me the extra length, a functional hood and four external pockets are more important when hillwalking. The two Napoleon chest pockets are great for maps, compass or GPS, but the two lower pockets are not so easily accessed while wearing some rucksacks, which is the main drawback with the Regatta All Peaks. 4/5

Value

The price is superb when you consider what else is available, making this the best jacket for hillwalkers below £100. 5/5

Verdict

You can get a better jacket if you want to spend more than £100, but for many on a budget the Regatta All Peaks is a great option. It wins Trail’s ‘approved’ accolade. 4.4/5

Review by Graham Thompson

First published in Trail magazine Spring 2015

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