A hard-to-beat lightweight waterproof that doesn’t compromise on comfort. The Gore-Tex fabric is lightweight, soft and easy to move in, and the collar and chin guard have a smooth fleece lining. The collar and hood are separate, so the collar stays warm and comfortable whether the hood is up or down. It also means the hood can be pulled on and off without unzipping the collar. The volume-adjustable, peaked hood is wonderfully deep, but doesn’t swivel as well as some, so there is some loss of vision when turning your head. The jacket packs down superbly, with a handy stuff-sack provided, and when the weather turns nasty, the Paclite will keep you dry. It breathes well, too, and large mesh pockets offer good ventilation.
Sizes: UK 8-20
Men’s version: Yes, Men’s Paclite Jacket
Contact: 0191 516 5700; www.berghaus.com