A very lightweight jacket made with supple, four-way stretch soft shell. The flattering, figure-hugging design traps warmth really well and breathes brilliantly, and there’s a lovely high collar which locks in warmth. There are really versatile, stretch cuffs which fit nicely around the wrists yet pull up easily too – really welcome when the going gets warm. It performs brilliantly, blocking out wind and staving off light rain, with plenty of options for spilling heat, including two mesh-lined handwarmer pockets. There’s a small zipped sleeve pocket for valuables too. All the zips have pulls which are easy to use with gloves on.
Fabric: Berghaus AF soft shell
Men’s version: No
Contact: 0845 607 2477; www.berghaus.com
Published in Country Walking magazine, April 2013