It doesn’t look as swish or technical as pricier ones, but Gore-Tex fabric ensures it's waterproof and breathes well. The face fabric is soft and not too noisy, and there’s a mesh lining which helps wick away sweat. It hasn’t got a waterproof zip, but this means the zip’s very easy to operate, and there’s a Velcro-secured storm flap to keep out water. The hood is fantastic – big enough to accommodate any hairstyle, with an excellent wired peak to keep your face dry. It has a high fleece-lined collar too. Warmer and bulkier than some, but it will keep you dry.
Men’s version: Yes, Nyx
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* Review from Country Walking magazine, May 2013.