This lightweight and stretchy softshell is a close fit but is enhanced by an additional length of stretchy fabric which hugs the hips and seat ensuring that, even with lots of movement, it doesn’t ride up and cause draughts. The jacket provides excellent wind proofing while walking, remaining comfortable and dry. The designers have opted not to include any adjustable features, preferring elasticated bands around the hood and cuffs, which generally work well to keep the wind and rain out, but were not terribly durable as the cuffs started to show signs of wear (donning a pair of gloves under the cuffs would also be fiddly). A nice looking and comfortable jacket let down slightly by a lack of attention to detail.
VERDICT: A flexible fit for a variety of shapes.
BEST FOR: Functional protection for when it’s damp and windy.
Review by Jen Roberts @jenroberts70