Keela Zenith/Zenita 2008

This soft shell jacket  boasts waterproof fabric (but not taped seams); side vents; chest and hip pocket just about take an OS map. But 700g is relatively heavy; less stretchy than some; access to hip pockets is easily obscured by rucksack belts; no collar adjustment or hood to keep draughts out.
If you want a waterproof fabric that is durable and can tolerate the hip pockets this is worth a look, but others are more practical.

First published in Trail magazine September 2008