A really great-looking jacket with a flattering, contoured fit. The fabric is soft, light and supple, with lots of stretch and articulated elbows too, so it feels fantastic to walk in. The close fit and high, fleece-lined collar trap warmth brilliantly, helping it feel surprisingly cosy in cool weather. Breathability and wind resistance is excellent, and the zip is covered by an external storm flap which helps keep out the cold. Unfortunately the elastic cuffs don’t pull up very easily, but there are thumb loops to help keep your hands warm, and it’s got four useful pockets (two inside, two out).
Fabric: Flex shield
Men’s version: Yes
Published in Country Walking magazine, April 2013