Result Performance Blade 2008

This soft shell jacket is an excellent price for what you get; wind- and water-resistant membrane fabric; brushed fleece lining; pockets on chest are easily accessed with a rucksack belt: side vents for ventilation; only just missed being a finalist. But 778g is very heavy for what you get; no hood; shorter body length than some.
A superb low-priced option if the relatively high weight is tolerable.

First published in Trail magazine September 2008