The Outflow is made from tough but lightweight ripstop fabric and includes the chest pocket (as well as waist ones) which tells you it is really meant to be used with a proper rucksack. Oddly though, the pocket is too large to hold a phone steady but too small for an OS map. There are pit-zips to help vent heat, and they are easy to grab and adjust on the move. Plus you get Velcro cuffs and a cinchable hem. It beat off wind and rain on a Shropshire walk, and did well when it warmed up; only blazing sunshine forced me to take it off. Before then, I’d romped along comfortably. It’s laminated so can feel clammy when next to the skin, but as part of a three-layer system, it’s great.
Fabric: Isotex 15000 polyester ripstop with DWR finish
Colours: Black, pink, turquoise
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 0161 866 0579
A well-featured, hard-working waterproof at a great price.
Tested by Sarah Ryan
Country Walking May 2015