Another lightweight and stretchy softshell jacket providing a good fit and range of movement. The windproof fabric and panels of textured insulation at the front and in the upper arms keep the core sections warm, but the jacket remained breathable when my temperature increased. While the cuffs aren’t adjustable, they are tapered so the fabric fits the shape of your hand, this helps to reduce any gaps but means you can’t put gloves underneath easily. The high neck at the front adds extra wind protection up to the nose when fully zipped. The pockets are easy to access when wearing a rucksack with hip belt. The hood wasn’t adjustable and wasn’t snug to my head, so there was some reduced visibility when looking to the sides.
VERDICT: Some lovely features, let down by the hood.
BEST FOR: Any activity where a little extra warmth may be required.
Review by Jen Roberts @jenroberts70