The Firefox is very light at a mere 250g, but still has all the features you’ll need for a day in the hills. The Gore-Tex Active fabric is waterproof and very breathable, and has waterproof zips to prevent any leaks. It’s also got a really decent hood – it won’t envelop you, but the stiffened peak keeps drips off your face and driven rain out of your eyes; and drawcord adjustment locks it down. The fabric is quite rustly, but it packs down into the size of an orange so works well as an emergency jacket too. Velcro-adjustable cuffs and mesh-lined pockets add versatility.
Fabric: Gore-Tex Active
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 0161 366 5020; www.mountain-equipment.co.uk
* Review from Country Walking magazine, May 2013.