The Halo jacket is only 99g and packs down to fit in the palm of your hand, great if you want to save space and weight. It was breathable, with no excessive moisture build up inside. It provided good protection in the wind and rain, especially the hood with the peak which was well designed with an elastic trim to keep out the elements and fit a small head. At the wrist there are extended cuffs which fit well over the knuckles when your thumb is in the thumb slot. Sadly, the cuff trimming came unstitched when trying to fit my thumb into the slot creating a hole which got bigger with further use. The zip is also designed to keep out water. It has a good zip pull which you can use easily with cold hands. For a women’s specific fit, I found the chest fitted well but it was rather tight over my hips, meaning I didn’t need to use the adjustable hem, and it tended to ride up with movement. A shame it only comes in grey, not a very inspiring colour for a jacket and not particularly noticeable on the trail, I prefer the ‘be seen-be safe’ mantra.
► Verdict: Super lightweight but delicate, so be gentle.
► Best for: Any running where performance and weight is essential.
Review by Jen Roberts @jenroberts70