23 November 2017
+ High, protective collar and good length in the body, plus simple but effective Velcro cuffs. It has a secure internal zip pocket and a vast map pocket between the mesh lining and outer shell.
- Other details are not so well thought out. The peak of the hood is stiffened but not wired. Arms are on the short side and the hand warmer pockets are small, while the zips have long metal pulls but no tabs.
VERDICT: A workhorse of a jacket that offers good protection, but it’s the heaviest and bulkiest of the jackets tested here. It’s one to wear, not carry.