The North Face Alpine Project (2012)

A lightweight jacket which breathes very well, is totally waterproof and feels great for energetic walking. The fit just about covers the hips and the arms are articulated for really easy movement. There’s a high collar with a strip of fleece to protect your chin, and a lovely deep, fully adjustable hood that protects the head and face really well. It’s got deep, mesh-lined handwarmer pockets that double as vents and are easy to access when wearing a pack, and there are long pit-zips. All the zips are waterproof, and there’s a small internal storm flap for added security.  

Sizes: XS-L
Fabric: Gore-Tex Active Shell
Weight: 350g
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 01539 822155; www.thenorthface.com/eu