Regatta Wayseeker (2013)

New for 2013, the Wayseeker is competitively priced, but in performance it's outgunned by the more expensive jackets. The Isolite fabric keeps water out, but is not particularly breathable and the zip is backed up by a flimsy storm flap that allows wind-driven rain in. The hood keeps the head dry but has no protection for the eyes or face in wind-driven rain. It has two big zip-access handwarmer pockets, which will take a map, Velcro at the cuffs and drawcord hem adjustment.

 

Sizes: S-XXL
Fabric: Isolite
Weight: 420g
Women’s version: Yes, Riko
Contact: 0843 309 0199; www.regatta.com

 

* Review from Country Walking magazine, May 2013.