23 November 2017
+ LIM stands for ‘less is more’, indicating the minimalist design philosophy behind this jacket. It’s very waterproof thanks to Gore-Tex Paclite fabric, while also being lightweight, highly packable and extremely well-made. The fit is excellent too, while the protective hood has a good stiff peak.
- You get only a single pocket, located at the chest, and the elastic bound cuffs are not Velcro-adjustable – although, unusually, they do have thumb loops. The design of the three-point hood adjustment is unconventional, since the thin hood drawcords are externally placed. We found them liable to snag on test, particularly if walking through low-hanging branches. The lightweight construction also means this doesn’t feel quite as substantial as other shell jackets.
VERDICT: Hard to fault as a lightweight, packable fast hiking or trail running jacket. The trade-off is that it is a bit light on features, although you do get proven Gore-Tex waterproof reliability.