This is a heavier jacket at over 400g. It’s warmer than many others too, with a mesh lining and tough outer fabric. It’s comfortable to walk in, though – it covers the hips and there’s plenty of length in the arms. There are even stretch panels under the arms to enable better flexibility. It has a nice, fleece-lined collar that feels great against the skin, although it’s quite tight when done right up. The hood is on the small side and the peak isn’t stiffened at all, so it won’t provide enough protection in heavy rain. The fabric is waterproof, but doesn’t breathe nearly as well as the higher-cost models. Shame about the cheap zips, which have a tendency to get stuck and break.
Fabric: Nylon Taslan
Men’s version: Yes (Revolution)
Contact: 0800 389 5861; millets.co.uk; www.blacks.co.uk
Review from Country Walking magazine, May 2012