Rab Vapour-Rise

This soft shell jacket from Rab is a good fit, with plenty of adjustment at the cuffs and hem, and has a rustle-free hood that is a delight to wear. The soft Pertex outer and fleecy pile lining make a very comfortable combination. Beyond criticism in cooler, nastier conditions, and would win a winter test hands down. But it’s a little warm, heavy and bulky for year-round use.

Verdict: The Vapour-Rise is windproof, shower resistant and incredibly breathable, and is a fantastic jacket for winter or higher altitude walking. A little too warm for summer though.

Colours: Blue, dark shark and petrol

Sizes: S-XXL

Fabric: Pertex Equilibrium with DWR outer/micro pile inner

Weight: 630g

Women’s version: Yes

Contact: 01773 601870; www.rab.uk.com