The fleece-backed fabric felt lovely and soft, however, it felt stiff and heavy on the hill and, despite having Velcro adjustment, the cuffs were difficult to pull up to cool down. A warm jacket and noticeably more breathable than most due to a wind-resistant rather than windproof fabric. Dealt well with a shower.
Colours: Four including hedge/dark cedar
Fabric: Quicksilver NP-1030S
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 015395 63616, www.marmot.com
Verdict: Very much a winter/cool weather jacket and one that’s ideal for more strenuous walking courtesy of its excellent breathability. Smart enough for casual wear, too.