The Kinetic Plus aims to fulfil the roles of both a softshell and a waterproof jacket. As a softshell it was remarkably comfortable and windproof, the soft and lightweight fabric stretches with your body no matter how hard you are working. The stretch-on hood with a stiffened peak is a nice idea to keep out the draughts but it has no adjustments and was a little large, impeding my visibility when turning my head. Thankfully, the cuffs are wide with adjustable closures, allowing you to don gloves quickly and easily. As a waterproof it performed very well in a rain shower thanks to the addition of taped seams. The pocket zips are stiff, so if you are wearing gloves the thin cord zip puller can be fiddly. A hybrid jacket which works, but a shame women only get to choose from grey or purple!
VERDICT: This could become your only go-to layer for any activity.
BEST FOR: An excellent combination for changeable conditions.
Review by Jen Roberts @jenroberts70