Pushing the boundaries
Evossi Discover Gilet £63
Originating from a Kickstarter campaign, Evossi seems to have taken its lead from brands like Lululemon, Kit & Ace and Castore to create high-quality, stylish active wear, born more out of Richmond Park than Ambleside. That’s no criticism – it means you can guarantee the clothes you’re hitting the trails in will perform and look good while queuing for your post-run, revitalising, Instagrammable smoothie (don’t try to deny it). Even if that doesn’t sound like your usual Saturday morning, this is one bit of kit worth paying attention to. Evossi’s USP is its multipocketed garments, and this Discover Gilet excels in functionality – its dual-front pockets are supplemented by another in the small of the back, with a headphone loop on the inside of the chest for listening on the go. Phones and keys feel secure in all the pockets, even on bumpy trails, and it was effective as a waterproof layer, too. www. evossi.com
You can carry all the gadgets you need with this gilet – no need for the extra weight and faff of a waist pack or rucksack.