Golite Gauntlet 2008

This soft shell jacket uses stretch Trinity waterproof breathable fabric with sealed seams; abrasion-resistant, 100% windproof; long pit zips for added ventilation; iPod pocket inside; removable hood with volume adjuster has good fit and movement. But high price tag; 710g is relatively heavy; base pocket access is easily obscured by rucksacks; more of a waterproof than a soft shell.
Worth a look, but at this price and weight there are lots of other jackets to consider.

First published in Trail magazine September 2008