Weighs in at over 400g and this reflects in its quality and features; a pretty hefty storm flap, good pit-zips and a very adjustable hood. The pockets are quite low but can just about be accessed with a pack belt on. They also provide venting as well as just enough space to ram a map into. The fabric kept rain out but didn’t breathe particularly well, leaving cuffs damp after strenuous sections. It felt good on, though, and didn’t rustle too badly.
Women’s version: Yes
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