An inexpensive jacket, the Magnitude III is as classic an example of a cagoule as you’re likely to see. In use, perhaps not surprisingly, it’s not the most technical, although it is one of the few to come with a mesh-lined inner to help the outer fabric absorb condensed moisture. The face fabric is not that effective when it comes to breathability, and it is also quite noisy, with a solid and constant rustle from the stuffy fabric. Inside there is a loose lining in the sleeves that serves to get in the way of your hands, and elasticated cuffs that aren’t great either.
Fabric: Isolite 5000
Women’s version: Joelle III
Contact: 0161 749 1313; www.regatta.com
• Review from Country Walking magazine, May ’11