The least expensive jacket in the test, but one that holds it’s own for the price. The fabric is Isotex 15000 with taped seams, which has kept its DWR coating very well and been suitably waterproof. Sizing is relaxed, so layering is possible without feeling constricted – arms and back are covered even when stretching, which bodes well on a more adventurous walk. Features wise, it’s packed: There’s pockets aplenty, under arm ventilation zips, adjustable cuffs and hem, an a inner storm flap (since the zips are water repellent, not water proof), a chin guard and a good, three-way adjustable hood which can be battened down to protect the face properly. As you’d expect, this isn’t a technical mountain jacket and therefore isn’t a good fit for helmet and harness – pockets are comfy for keys and phone, not maps, straps and GPS. And, as a lined jacket this is never going to be as breathable as some of the pricier options here. However, for those easier, lower level trails this has proved more than suitable. Weight on my scales 560g.
VERDICT: A good value jacket for non-technical outings.
BEST FOR: Off mountain adventures – woodlands, canals, rural paths.
Review by David Lintern @