OutDry Extreme Eco Down Insulated Jacket, Columbia, £260 0800 464 0876, columbiasportswear.co.uk
This stylish and environmentally friendly jacket is made from a 100% recycled polyester fabric that contains no PFCs (the toxic substances used in the manufacture of many waterproof jackets). The fabric is waterproof, with fully sealed seams and an adjustable hood, while remaining
breathable. It’s only available in an (undyed) white – not everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m a fan. The downside is the sound – when moving, it makes a crinkling plastic noise. The goose down fill is RSD-certified (ie sourced ethically) and warm. Men’s and women’s versions are available.
VERDICT: Green walkers will love this warm and waterproof jacket – if only it was more affordable. MH www.countryfile.com