A walking-specific jacket, with a reasonable price tag and plenty of useful features, including the ability to zip in a fleece. The fabric is softer than that of the more technical jackets although not necessarily quieter, and it did perform well against the wind and rain in general use. The traditional cut of the fabric isn’t so well fitted with a baggy element to it that can flap about a little in the wind. Strangely, for a walking jacket at least, there doesn’t seem to be a suitable map pocket.
Women’s version: Yes
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