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
Fabric: Gore-Tex Paclite
Key features: Two side pockets, adjustable cuffs, foldaway hood with single-hand adjustment, drawcord hem
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01539 740840; www.lowealpine.com