The Alpine Equaliser jacket is a combination of a windproof outer shell and an insulating liner. The lightweight shell is soft and stretchy allowing full freedom of movement without the hem lifting too much. The soft microfleece inner keeps you warm while remaining breathable, a comfortable combination. The zips pullers are easy to grab in gloves and the reverse front zip allows you to open from the top and bottom, a useful feature especially when wearing a harness. The jacket’s fully adjustable hood with stiffened peak fit my face snugly and has the bonus of being climbing helmet compatible. The small chest pocket is big enough to fit a compass or smart phone.
VERDICT: Well-designed weather protection in a breathable package.
BEST FOR: Walking or Alpine adventures where a little insulation is welcome.
Review by Jen Roberts @jenroberts70