Regatta Sonar 2008

This soft shell jacket  is a low price for what you get; available in sizes S-XXXL; woven stretch soft shell fabric is waterproof and breathable; Isotex 5000 membrane drop liner; large map pocket; insulated lining; stretchy fabric. But this jacket is short, has no hood and is heavy at 916g; the outer soaks up water more than a dedicated waterproof; hip pocket access is easily obstructed by rucksack belts. (Women’s equivalent is Cara, sizes 8-20.)Verdict
The Sonar has too many drawbacks!

First published in Trail magazine September 2008