At 400g, it’s a jacket you’ll want to wear more than carry, but the fabric is soft and quiet, totally waterproof and very breathable. There’s a useful array of pockets with waterproof zips, including an easily accessible map pocket on the chest and an internal security pocket. The arms are articulated for easy movement and the Velcro cuffs are soft against the skin and offer a wide range of adjustment. Top marks for its deep, swivel hood for total protection from rain, and there’s a fleece chin guard inside the collar to prevent raw skin.
Fabric: eVENT® Hurricane
Men’s version: Yes
* Review from Country Walking magazine, May 2013.