Peak Performance Soft Shell 2008

This soft shell jacket is totally windproof and very water- and abrasion-resistant fabric; chest pockets are easily accessed while wearing a rucksack; Velcro-adjustable cuffs; hood fits over helmet and movement is good. But 718g is relatively heavy; hood not removable; slightly high price tag for what you get.Verdict
Very good for walkers, backpackers, scramblers and mountaineers, but weight, price are drawbacks.

First published in Trail magazine September 2008