Lowe Alpine Venture

This lightweight waterproof jacket from Lowe Alpine is a little shorter in the body than some, but fits very well. The hood is a teeny bit on the small side, but the snug, high collar is excellent. No weather seems bad enough to faze the Venture.

Verdict: Ridiculously light and incredibly packable, it’s a top-notch lightweight waterproof that won’t let you down. An excellent new addition to the Lowe Alpine range.

Colours: Ruby, vineyard, major brown, royal blue and black

Sizes: S-XL

Fabric: Gore-Tex Paclite

Key features: Two side pockets, adjustable cuffs, foldaway hood with single-hand adjustment, drawcord hem

Weight: 330g

Women’s version: Yes

Contact: 01539 740840; www.lowealpine.com