Merrell Carbon 2010

The Merrell Carbon multi-activity jacket weighs 412g (size L); Gore-Tex Paclite fabric; hood rolls into collar; pit zips; hood fit and movement is good. But hip pocket access is easily obscured by rucksack belts; Gore-Tex Paclite displays condensation more than some other fabrics; hem rides up easily when arms are raised.

The Merrell Carbon is a reasonable multi-activity jacket, but there are jackets with better sleeves and pockets around this price.

First published in Trail magazine November 2010