There’s no doubting the Nikwax Analogy fabric wins in the breathability stakes – but this is offset by the fact that it’s a very warm jacket, and at a smidge under 500g, it’s not one you want to be carrying too often. This really means its best-suited for winter wear or for walkers who run cool. The warmth is mitigated by a pair of huge underarm zips. Fabric discussions aside, it is quite short at the hem but has an excellent hood with a good peak.
Sizes: XS-XXL * Review from Country Walking magazine, May 2013.
Fabric: Nikwax Analogy
Women’s version: Yes, Mirada
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* Review from Country Walking magazine, May 2013.