Tog 24 Hanover

This general-purpose waterproof jacket uses Gore-Tex fabric, which is extremely waterproof and very breathable; mesh lining adds comfort; two hip pockets are ideal for handwarmers; smaller chest pocket is useful; front zip gets an external stormflap; removable hood with wired peak offers good performance; pit zips. But 986g (men’s size L) is quite heavy; hip pocket access is easily obscured by rucksack belts; no external map-sized pockets; fabric not as breathable as higher-priced materials.

Verdict: Will keep you dry and comfy, but lacks hill-walking features.