Salomon Speed

This multi-activity jacket weighs 254g (women’s size M); very breathable and very waterproof ClimaPro fabric; one chest pocket; mesh arm pits and back of shoulder for ventilation; brushed polyester collar lining. But no hood making this a dedicated fast pace jacket; no map-sized pocket; front zip does not get external stormflap, so may leak more easily than some; some adventure races state a hood is compulsory kit.

Verdict: A dedicated jacket for fast-paced action where the lack of hood and pockets won’t be a drawback.