Moun­tain Equip­ment

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Trail (UK) - - Best For Budget -

£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

IT'S GOOD

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.

HOW­EVER

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.

VER­DICT

A light­weight jacket with less in­su­la­tion mak­ing it bet­ter for the milder con­di­tions of au­tumn and spring than the depths of win­ter.

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