Outdoor Research Paladin (2012)

A relatively lightweight jacket made from durable and waterproof 3-layer fabric. The fit just about covers the hips and there’s plenty of length and articulation in the arms. It’s got a wonderfully deep, fully adjustable hood that really clamps down over the head and swivels with head movement, although the peak is floppy. The chin guard could do with a softer covering, too. The fabric breathes well and there are deep pit-zips and mesh-lined pockets. An internal storm flap and waterproof zips stop water seeping in, and the large handwarmer pockets are easy to access when wearing a pack.

Sizes: XS-XL
Fabric: Pertex Shield
Weight: 380g
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 0191 296 0212; www.outdoorresearch.co.uk