25 November 2016
+ This synthetic jacket is designed to be worn over a waterproof, so you can add an insulating layer without getting wet or losing body heat. It is sized slightly larger accordingly. It stuffs into an inner pocket and the hood design is excellent. It can also be reproofed easily with Nikwax aftercare products.
- A somewhat boxy cut and relatively heavy, although very warm. There is no baffle behind the zip, which allows warmth to escape through the front of the jacket.
VERDICT A simple, fuss free jacket that combines impressive loft with a windproof, water-resistant outer. The only negatives are the weight, large pack size and lack of a zip baffle.