£150/£140 Men's S-XXL (£150) Women's 8-16 (£140) Weight 340g (size L) Outer 20 denier stretch nylon body, Pontetorto Tecnostretch 260 sides Insulation Polarloft Duo
On the main body synthetic insulation is held within a stretch nylon shell, but you also get stretchy fleece panels on the sides of the body and down the inside of the arms, where less insulation is required. So this jacket is better than others for milder conditions. It has a hood with an elasticated face, cuffs with elastication and a hem drawcord. The combination of stretch in the body and fleecy sides makes this slightly more figure hugging than other jackets. There are two zipped main pockets that will take an OS map easily. It’s pretty light compared to others.
There is slightly less insulation than other jackets in this price range, making it less suitable for winter, but good for autumn and spring. It does fit closer on the body than others, but the hood does not turn with the head as well as on some pricier jackets. There is the slightest hint of the cuffs and hem riding up when you stretch. Like most jackets, rucksack belts obscure the lower pockets.
A lightweight jacket with less insulation making it better for the milder conditions of autumn and spring than the depths of winter.