Marmot Minimalist

The soft fabric makes this a pleasure to wear. Good Velcro and elastic cuffs. The hem is a little longer than most. Tough, waterproof and breathable with venting pockets and pit zips for excellent temperature control. However floppy peak and inefficient hood adjuster.

Colours: Cairo (red), bonfire (orange), dark yellow, black, stellar blue
Sizes: S-XXL
Fabric: Drift P-250 Gore-Tex Paclite
Main features: Chest pocket with water-resistant zip, zipped handwarmer pockets, storm flap, elasticated drawcord hem, chin guard
Weight: 470g
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 015395 63616, www.marmot.comVerdict: A comfortable, effective waterproof that weighs a few grams heavier than the rest, but will take the knocks better. Good venting makes it ideal for strenuous walks.

First published in Country Walking, Spring, 2008