The Gore-Tex Pro Shell ripstop fabric proved to be waterproof, tough and exceedingly breathable. The hood is one of the best you’ll get: deep and easy to adjust with a superb stiffened and wired peak; and the collar is quite high too. The pockets are well-placed – high enough to access over a pack hip belt – and they’re large enough for a map too. They also double up as vents. The cuffs use Velcro adjustment and the hem uses single-handed drawcords that are easy to work with, even in gloves. If it has a weakness at all, it’s the waterproof main zip and small internal storm flap which won’t be quite as bomb-proof as some in really foul conditions.
Women’s version: Arista Pro
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