Gelert Hawkesbury

A good length in the arms with useful Velcro on the cuffs, but the body was baggy and the hood insubstantial. The soft-ish fabric was easy enough to move about in. One of the less breathable fabrics, but the pit zips and adjustable cuffs helped a little. Well-placed hip pockets, but not sure about the tiny pocket on the chest. The hood has a good wired peak.

Colours: Spruce, black
Sizes: S-XXL
Fabric: 100% nylon ripstop
Key features: Two zipped pockets, Gelert mountain hood, waterproof main zip and pit zips, chest pocket
Weight: 675g
Women’s version: No
Contact: 01766 510300,
Verdict: A decent, conservative-looking waterproof jacket that provides reasonable value for money at £80. Small and light enough to pack, yet vents reasonably well.