Jack Wolfskin Topaz

Soft, rustle-free fabric and high, fleece-lined collar and chin guard. Kept things dry in some hideous weather but the handwarmer pockets are a little low for easy access with a rucksack, and they’re not mesh-lined for venting. Large pit zips will keep you cool.

Colours: Indigo blue, dusty rose, green tea, Indian red, pumpkin
Sizes: XS-XL
Fabric: Texapore Smoothlight
Key features: Detachable hood with stowaway hood pocket, breathable mesh liner, map pocket
Weight: 710g
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 01434 633363, www.jack-wolfskin.com
Verdict: A stylish and comfortable jacket that will keep you dry no matter what the British weather chucks at you. Versatile enough for casual wear and a good price, too.