Light and stretchy, this soft shell jacket from The North Face fits so well that you’ll hardly notice you’re wearing it. It’s a pullover style, rather than full-zip, which makes it warmer and more weatherproof, although pullovers are harder to take on and off. It does a reasonable job of repelling a shower, and is extremely breathable. It excels for energetic walking in milder conditions.
Verdict: A minimalist option and not especially versatile, but great for more energetic walking, especially worn over a base layer in milder conditions, or as a spare layer in winter.
Colours: Lush green, molten red, atoll blue, black
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01539 738882; www.thenorthface.com