Tog 24 Vortex

This waterproof jacket from Tog24 uses excellent, soft Milatex fabric, and the fit is good, with Velcro adjustable cuffs and a drawcord at the waist. It’s medium length, which will suit many walkers, and the hood is deep with plenty of adjustment, making it comfortable on its own or over a hat. The weight, though, is staggering, mainly due to its many features. However, many aren’t really that necessary for walking, eg mobile phone/mp3 pocket, Lycra inner cuffs, ski lift pass pocket in the sleeve. In its favour, it’s pretty rugged, and does a good job of keeping you dry and warm.

Verdict: A well-featured jacket that will especially appeal to walkers who also like skiing. Because of its weight it will best suit those who prefer to wear their waterproof rather than carry it. 

Colours: Dark red/anthracite, blue/navy, metal, lime/metal, black

Sizes: S-XXL

Fabric: Milatex

Main features: Taped seams, roll away detachable hood, double storm flap, single-hand adjustment, internal zipped pocket

Weight: 970g

Women’s version: Prima

Contact: 01924 409311; www.tog24.com