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The lat­est hillwalking kit to covet

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Th­ese days you can get jack­ets for climb­ing jack­ets for scram­bling, jack­ets for alpin­ism, jack­ets for moun­taineer­ing, jack­ets for trail run­ning and jack­ets for moun­tain bik­ing. But as most of what we do comes un­der the broad um­brella of hillwalking, it’s good to know there are still jack­ets specif­i­cally for that, too. Fea­tur­ing 2-layer Gore-Tex fab­ric that’s cut a lit­tle longer than some of the more fash­ion­able bum-dodg­ing va­ri­ety, and avail­able in both men’s and women’s fit, the Ridgemaster from Berghaus still prom­ises to keep you dry in ev­ery­thing from driz­zle to mon­soon. It’s breath­able, too, so you don’t need to worry about the clam­mi­ness that can all too of­ten make you wet­ter from the in­side than the pre­cip­i­ta­tion does from the out­side. The hood is fully adjustable to max­imise pro­tec­tion while main­tain­ing vis­i­bil­ity (an im­por­tant fac­tor when out mas­ter­ing ridges), and even your map can be kept dry thanks to the map-sized in­ner pocket. It’s not the most fully-fea­tured or light­est avail­able, but as a re­sult it’s also far from the most ex­pen­sive, mak­ing it a great choice for walk­ers who know what they need and, of equal im­por­tance, what they don’t.

WE SAY Dry, com­fort­able and sen­si­bly priced – all the jacket a proper hill­walker could need.

If you’re af­ter flex­i­bil­ity to move yet still be pro­tected from the worst hill weather can throw at you, with­out sweat­ing your bits off, the Ridgemaster steps up to the mark.

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