Sherpa's Lithang is a good-looking jacket, but also very tough and well-made, with quality zips and a rugged face fabric. It kept a lot of rain out on test, yet breathability wasn’t bad and the hood was a godsend at times: deep, easily adjusted and with an excellent stiffened peak. The handwarmer pockets are a good size, but don’t vent; but it does feature a pair of long pit-zips for those times you do need to spill some heat. A little heavier than most but it’ll definitely take more knocks.
Sizes: S-XXL * Review from Country Walking magazine, May 2013.
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01572 772504; www.sherpaadventuregear.com
* Review from Country Walking magazine, May 2013.