This lightweight waterproof jacket from Berghaus has a simple, figure-hugging design that covers your arms and hips well. The high collar is not part of the hood, making it comfortable and versatile, and the hood goes on and off easily – a real bonus on rainy days. Fleece patches on the neck and chin prevent chafing. The Gore-Tex Paclite fabric is lovely to wear, offering impressive breathability and keeping the rain out even in awful weather. The high collar and deep hood keep rain off the face and tuck away easily when not in use. The large venting chest pockets also provide a welcome flow of air, while Velcro fasteners and large storm flaps help keep the rain at bay. Packs away well, too.
Verdict: Perfect for UK walking, this offers lightweight waterproofing, breathability and comfort that you can rely on. It comes at a very fair price and packs away really easily too.
Colours: Six including pillar box red, race pink and black
Fabric: Gore-Tex Paclite Helium
Key features: Micro-taped seams, rollaway hood with volume adjuster and stiffened peak, two mesh venting pockets, adjustable cuffs, drawcord hem
Men’s Version: Yes
Contact: 0191 516 5700; www.berghaus.com