The Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric on this is superbly breathable and as tough as nails; and it boasts a great hood, with a stiffened and wired peak. The pockets are excellent (although they don’t vent at all) – the cavernous chest pocket simply swallows maps and guidebooks. The hem has drawcord adjustment and there's a helpful waist adjuster, too. The sleeves are a little baggy, but the Velcro tabs make it easy to get a good fit at the cuffs. The jacket has a really effective storm flap and a lovely soft collar.
Fabric: Gore-Tex Pro Shell Ascendor II
Women’s version: Seraph
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