The North Face Point Five (2013)

Featuring the brand new Gore-Tex Pro fabric, this is a superb all-rounder that's light enough to carry, but still tough enough to take plenty of abuse. It will keep plenty of bad weather, yet breathability is excellent. The hood’s spot-on: deep with a stiffened peak and easy adjustment and the waterproof zip is backed up with a small storm flap that does the job perfectly. The pockets are huge – easily big enough for a map or book – but don’t vent at all; but there are a pair of pretty effective pit-zips available if you do need to spill some heat.


Sizes: S-XL
Fabric: Gore-Tex Pro
Weight: 400g Women’s version: No


* Review from Country Walking magazine, May 2013.