Winter jackets on test
TEMPERATURES HAVE DIPPED RECENTLY AND THE EVENINGS ARE DARKER. IT’S TIME TO PULL ON THAT EXTRA PROTECTIVE LAYER, SAYS PAUL FREARY
Raid Light - Ultra MP+ Jacket
Using a stretch membrane, this jacket is incredibly light yet manages to be waterproof, windproof and breathable. Perfect for fast-paced adventures, the fit is designed with movement in mind.
Weighing just 170g, the jacket is hardly noticeable when it’s on, or when packed away for that matter, making it great for use as mandatory kit in many trail and fell events. The shoulders have reinforced sections for use with rucksacks and to add durability and the jacket can pack into its own pocket. A full-length waterproof zip ensures it remains watertight and the hood provides additional coverage. There’s all-round reflective detail too – making the jacket a great performer both on and off road.