A slightly heavy jacket that’s well-specified and made from a superb stretch fabric that feels good and makes movement easy. It has a great selection of pockets that offer useful venting as well as plenty of storage for a map; and the hood, which packs away into the collar, was deep and easily adjustable, although it did suffer a little in strong wind due to a floppy peak. It’s quite a short cut, but it adjusts easily with hem drawcords and Velcro cuffs. The fabric kept horrible weather out and breathed reasonably well.
Women’s version: Yes
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