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Sherpa Women’s Makalu Jacket – Editor’s Choice




£280 www.sherpa.com

The fit of this jacket is incredible. It has enough space to fit over your hips and is a good length to cover your buttocks. The material has a little stretch to aid movement which is great for more physical winter sports. There are generous pit zips to aid ventilation if you are working hard although I found it to be suitably breathable. The helmet compatible hood can be adjusted at the back and sides, and the side adjusters can be hidden so they don’t get in the way. The wrists have Velcro adjustments so you can fit a pair of gloves underneath, and all zip pulls can be used easily in gloves. There is a pocket for a device high on the left chest with an earphone outlet, although this pocket isn’t great to use when wearing a pack as the strap goes directly over it. Additionally, the two front pockets aren’t easy to access in a harness. There are also two inner pockets, one of which is zipped and was great to fit my smart phone. Finally, it comes in a range of colours which thankfully don’t include pink for a change.

▶ Verdict: A great fit and comfortable to wear – perfect!

▶ Best for: Everything from walking to skiing and climbing.

Review by Jen Roberts @jenroberts70