£175 (around $215) www.countryinnovation.com
Compared to the Raptor Waistcoat, this jacket’s outer fabric doesn’t feel quite so substantial, but it’s easy to move around in and very quiet. It’s also windproof yet breathable, and water instantly beads off the waterproof coating so you and your gear will stay dry.
The Traveller shares the same size range as the Raptor and fits as expected, but has the added advantage that it can double as an everyday raincoat. It won’t be compromised on a shoot, though, with 13 pockets scattered outside and in. Two huge lower front pockets are ideally suited to lenses, plus there’s a pair of side slots for maps, and a couple of hand pouches. You also get a great detachable hood that usefully incorporates a drawstring and wired peak to help ensure you always get a clear view.
Inside the Traveller, the soft Innovation XL lining provides warmth without adding bulk, while wicking away moisture.
Great value for money; superb storage; excellent weather resistance
Country look won’t suit all environments
This jacket covers all the right bases, and without costing a fortune Overall score