Sprayway Backcountry

This waterproof jacket from Sprayway is an excellent fit. It is quite long in the arms and also in the body. The Velcro and elastic cuffs work really well. There’s a roomy hood, too, which has an excellent stiffened peak and offers plenty of adjustment. The jacket keeps you warm, dry and comfortable in hideous weather. The hood is detachable and rolls away too, but is a little fiddly, so you might have to leave it unfolded and ready for use. The tough texture of the Hydrodry ripstop fabric is excellent, as is the huge map pocket on the chest.

Verdict: A nicely styled, tough waterproof jacket that, despite its weight, doesn’t feel too cumbersome. It has some excellent features and looks good enough to wear casually too.

Colours: Garnet, haze, moody blue, zinc

Sizes: 8-18

Fabric: Hydrodry Plus ripstop polyamide nylon

Main features: Detachable roll away hood with wired peak and volume adjuster, map pocket, double storm flap, Velcro adjustable cuffs and hem

Weight: 780g

Men’s version: Lightning

Contact: 0161 827 4503; www.sprayway.com