Craghoppers Endurance Lite

Quite heavy at 350g, and the Endurance Lite fabric is also very noisy to walk in, with an old-school plastic mac feel. It keeps rain out, although the fabric doesn’t breathe well, so watch out for condensation build up on the inside. However, it’s got a great storm flap, with a wide strip of fabric covering the main zip, secured by Velcro tabs. It’s also got a lovely high soft-lined collar that’s great to bury your face into. Unfortunately the hood is a bit of a let down; it’s too small for women with long hair, it’s got a floppy peak, and there’s no protection for your cheeks. It’s got drawcord adjustment, but even with the cords tightened, it’s hard to get the hood to stay on in the wind.

Fabric: AquaDry polyamide
Weight: 350g
Men’s version: Yes
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• Review from Country Walking magazine, May ’11