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Jack Wolfskin Misty Peak Jacket

£115 www.jack-wolfskin.co.uk
This is a stylish and well-fitting jacket without any fancy ‘frills’. The length is perfect covering the body and seat, and it fit well over wider hips. The arms are also a good length. The pockets didn’t allow much water ingress which was impressive as they are not guaranteed to be waterproof. They are a good size and easily fit a larger smart phone. The hood is not adjustable around your face, just a drawstring at the back to help shape it a little, but this wasn’t a big problem until the wind increased. Sadly, there is also no peak to keep the rain off your face. The cuffs are elasticated and not adjustable, so in the wind you will feel the rain ingress a little. It weighs just 330g, so it is a lightweight option to have in your pack. While wearing a rucksack the water did start to come through at the tops of the shoulders and where the pack had been worn, however, for gentle days with lighter rain it is a good jacket to have in your bag.

▶ Verdict: A simple and stylish waterproof.

▶ Best for: Rainy days without too much wind.

Review by Jen Roberts @jenroberts70