The North Face Modulus

This winter jacket weighs just 586g (men’s size M); Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric offers extremely good levels of waterproofness and breathability; stretch panels; four spacious chest pockets; long pit zips; brushed polyester collar lining; excellent fit and movement on hood. But the price is way out of line compared to similar jackets we looked at; front zip doesn’t get external stormflaps; 2 of the 4 chest pockets are quite small.

Verdict The features are good for mountaineers and hill-walkers, but the price kills any suggestion that this jacket is worth buying.