Sprayway Monsoon IA

Long in the body. Deep, adjustable hood, which proved totally bomb-proof in a gale. Its bulk made the Monsoon quite warm. Comes with a useful array of deep pockets and wide opening pit zips. Lots of features make it quite heavy, however.

VITAL STATS
Colours: Five including sunset/black and marine/black
Sizes: 8-18
Fabric: Gore-Tex Performance
Key features: Zip and pack (ZAP) hood, interactive zip, drawcord waist and hem, zipped hand pockets, map pocket
Weight: 710g
Men’s version: No
Contact: 0161 366 5020, www.sprayway.com
Verdict: A tough, well-featured jacket with an excellent hood. Quite heavy, but will keep you dry in a downpour. Check sizes before you buy.