This is a comfortable and well-fitting women’s jacket which offers a tailored fit and an excellent range of movement. The hood is adjusted both at the rear and by two toggles at the front. It gives a close, but not snug fit and depending on the level of adjustment there will be two long pieces of elastic hanging down which is not ideal in the wind. The peak has a good level of rigidity ensuring the rain keeps out of your eyes and your field of vision is not affected. The two front pockets are a good size and can be used while wearing a harness. The zips are quite stiff, but luckily the zip pulls are substantial enough to be used in gloves. The wrists have Velcro adjustments so you can fit a pair of gloves underneath. There are two internal pockets, one with a zip and earphone cable port, which was very small and could only fit a small electronic device such as an iPod, but not a smart phone. There are two pit zips to aid ventilation.
▶ Verdict: A solid jacket with superb fit.
▶ Best for: Harsh winter days and Alpine amusements.
Review by Jen Roberts @jenroberts70