Marmot Cloudlight

This lightweight waterproof jacket from Marmot is a good fit, with a nice range of movement in the arms. The soft, rustle-free stretch fabric is good, but the waist drawcord seems an unnecessary extra. It has an exceptionally high collar, which isn’t as comfy as the best, but with the deep rollaway hood gives excellent protection in bad weather. It flaps around annoyingly when not in use, though. Venting pockets rather than pit zips would be good, too.

Verdict: The Cloudlight offers superb protection without hindering movement. The soft, rustle-free fabric is very durable, has a nice modern design and comes in some great colours. The hood/collar may annoy some though.

Colours: Six including real red/fire, bonfire/red and rainwater/celestial blue

Sizes: XS-XL

Fabric: Shinto N-330 Membrane LT

Key features: Attached roll up Erg hood, pit zips, hand and sleeve pockets, Driclime chin guard, drawcord hem/waist, angle wing movement

Weight: 450g

Men’s version: Yes

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