The Ruhi is a third of the price of the priciest jacket here, but is it a third of the value? Not at all. It might not come with all the bells and whistles to take you up a Munro, but if you need a reliable waterproof for everything up to high Lakeland fells, it’s a really decent option. It’s made from Aquadry, which has surprisingly high levels of breathability and a comfortable mesh-lining so you can wear it next to the skin. On a trip to the Peak District, I kept it on all day, despite working hard. When the rain mizzled in I stayed warm and snug. It cinches in at the hem and has velcro-adjustable cuffs which did a good job of keeping out the wind and wet. Annoyingly though, all pockets are located around the hem so you have no access when wearing a backpack. That aside, it performs very well.
Colours: Turquoise, pink
Men’s version: Yes, Reaction Lite
Contact: 0844 811 1022
A practical jacket for everyday walks, but pocket placement lets it down.
Tested by Sarah Ryan
Country Walking May 2015