Helly Hansen’s Ekolab products are designed to protect you from bad weather without damaging the planet. The Rapide has an athletic cut, so it’s figure-hugging with clean lines, and a flattering fit that reaches down to the top of the hips. The polyester fabric is part-recycled, and with spandex added too, it’s super-stretchy and very easy to swing your arms in. A thin layer of fleece inside adds warmth and comfort without adding too much bulk. It’s a very breathable jacket that repels water easily, and packs down well if you don’t want to wear it. It comes with large fleece-lined hip pockets, although, unfortunately, they’re placed a bit too low for access when wearing a pack. A cord on the bottom hem allows you to fine-tune the fit.
Fabric: 47% recycled polyester/45% polyester/ 8% spandex
Weight (tested size): 399g
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: +44 (0)115 979 5997; www.hellyhansen.com