Five key features
The right jacket could last for years
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.