Five key fea­tures

The right jacket could last for years

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The per­fect fit It’s al­ways a good idea to try be­fore you buy. A draw­string waist and ad­justable cuffs can help keep things snug. A place for ev­ery­thing You can never have too many pock­ets. The more you can stash in a jacket, the lighter your kit bag. Some even have pock­ets large enough to swal­low a lens or two. On the quiet Wildlife pho­tog­ra­phy re­quires pa­tience and stealth. A good jacket needs to be the right colour, made from rus­tle-free fab­ric and free from noisy Vel­cro fas­ten­ings. Stay dry Coated fab­rics that re­pel wa­ter will keep you and your gear dry, while a hood with a wired peak should pro­vide weather pro­tec­tion with­out com­pro­mis­ing your view. Breathe easy It’s all well and good keep­ing the rain out, but breath­able fab­rics will also en­sure heat and mois­ture can es­cape. Underarm vents will fur­ther en­hance cool­ing po­ten­tial.

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