Jack Wolfskin Topaz 2009

The Jack Wolfskin Topaz is a general-purpose jacket that uses waterproof and breathable fabric; mesh lining adds comfort; front zip gets double stormflap; removable hood with fine fit and movement; pit zips. But796g (men‘s L) is heavy; base pocket access easily obscured with rucksack belts; wired peak would be even better; fabric specification is better in jackets of slightly higher price.

Verdict: The Jack Wolfskin Topaz is reasonable waterproof jacket for general use, but some features could be better.


First published in Trail magazine November 2009