GoLite Badlands Trinity 2010

The GoLite Badlands Trinity general-purpose jacket weighs 528g (size L); 100% recycled polyester Trinity stretch fabric is very waterproof and breathable; long side zip venting; hood fit and movement are good. But main zip or side vents do not get external stormflaps; pocket access easily obscured by rucksack belts; hood does not roll to collar; a wired peak would be better.

The GoLite Badlands Trinity is reasonably light but others have better basic features for valley and hill-walking.

First published in Trail magazine November 2010