Salomon Elemental Ad

Salomon Elemental AD jacket

Walk rating

26 August 2015

Price: £90

Weight: 470

+ The minimalist design creates a flattering, active fit with little bulk, and Salomon has covered all the basics: this jacket has a stowaway hood, adjustable cuffs, full-length zip and two zipped hand pockets. It also comes in a choice of six colours, which are different for the men’s and women’s versions.

- The jacket lacks an internal secure pocket and neither hand pocket is big enough for a map. It doesn’t have side vents, so breathability isn’t as good as some other jackets.

VERDICT: We love the simplicity of the design, but although the jacket has a mesh back lining, it can get hot on an uphill hike or if you’re wearing a rucksack. Still, it offers good durability and is priced under £100.