This lightweight waterproof has a huge following thanks to the use of eVent fabric and great design. For 2007 it got a nip and tuck to improve its performance yet more. A scattering of bonded rather than stitched seams are evident to reduce bulk, while the shoulders are reinforced with a very unusual printed pattern. The most important update is probably the hood though, which now has a better peak that does not flip up in the breeze as it did previously. You still get three large chest pockets, patches of reflective material and an average length on the body. Cuffs and hem don’t ride up when scrambling either. It was a great jacket, and now it is even better. But other jackets are a notch lighter if you are counting every gram. The hood is better than it was, but it’s still not quite as good as the best hoods as it doesn’t quite hug my head perfectly – although this may depend on head shape of course!
Fabric waterproofness: extremely waterproof
Fabric breathability: extremely breathable
Sizes: XS-XXL (men’s); 8-18 (women’s)
Weight: 490g (large)
Made in China
Stores in UK: 105
Verdict: A modern classic lightweight jacket that is now even better than last year.