Regatta Oracle 2008

The Regatta Oracle winter jacket’s Isotex 10,000 fabric is very waterproof and very breathable; mesh lining; removable rollaway hood; pit zips; hip pockets get fleece lining; large chest pocket. But 830g (L) is quite heavy; access to hip pockets and map pocket at waist is easily obscured by rucksack hood not quite as good as other jackets

Verdict: The Regatta Oracle is a superb price for a winter jacket, but weight, pockets and hood are not as good as higher-priced options.

First published in Trail magazine November 2008