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Vaude Women’s Simony 2,5L Jacket III

£195 www.vaude.com

This is a loose-fitting jacket which has been designed with a woman’s fit in mind, working well with bigger hips and great to add layers underneath in colder weather. The stretchy material further helps with the fit, ensuring there is no restriction of movement with the arms and preventing the hem rising too much. The large front pockets are easy to access with gloves and while wearing a harness. The hood is easily adjusted by a single toggle at the back, which quickly ensures a snug fit around the face. The only issue is the peak which would be better if it was reinforced giving you a better field of vision. I found heat built up quickly but there are generous pit zips to help keep you ventilated. The wrists have Velcro adjustments so you can fit a pair of gloves underneath and the hem can be adjusted with two toggles. The jacket is lightweight and packs down small so it doesn’t take up too much space in your pack.

▶ Verdict: An affordable offering for the colder months.

▶ Best for: Activities where a large range of movement is required.

Review by Jen Roberts @jenroberts70