A classic soft shell, the Omni Lite delivers top-class performance in a stripped-back design. There aren’t too many pockets or fussy details to get in the way of the fabric’s great breathability and windproofing. Pound for pound it’s one of the best-performing fabrics out there – definitely one of the stretchiest and a strong contender for lightest. The weatherproofing feels decent enough for light rain. It loses out due to a lack of a fleece lining, and the non-adjustable inner cuffs.
Fabric: Stormweave Stretch polyester
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01539 740840; www.lowealpine.com