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Jackets And Waterproofs

Sprayway Salen Jacket 7th Jun 2019 Sprayway Selen Jacket

You know when your coat is comfy and lightweight when you realise you are still wearing it hours after getting home (I have a cold house).  The Sprayway Selen is a lightweight, simple but...

Ajax 5 20th Sep 2018 Review - Ajax Waterproof Jacket from Montane

Montane Women’s Ajax Jacket Review I’ve had my previous waterproof jacket for 15 years before it fell apart, I know this is likely past most manufacturers expected lifetimes for a jacket,...

Berghaus Ridgemaster 23rd May 2018 Berghaus Ridgemaster Jacket

The Ridgemaster is a medium-weight waterproof jacket suitable for the harshest weather. It's a GORE-TEX membrane so works as you'd expect to keep the rain out, but also keep you ventilated....

Berghaus Pro Bib Shell Pant 17th May 2018 Berghaus Pro Bib Shell Pant

Let's get some terminology sorted out first. Bib is an Americanism for salopettes, which is in turn European. Dungarees is now a pretty old fashioned term. Essentially they are all the same...

VauDe Escape Kids Pants 19th Dec 2017 Kids Escape Pants - VAUDE

Kids waterproof trousers come and go in our family pretty quickly. When they were younger we bought pair after pair of cheap, thin, no-frills versions for a few quid. They'd last a few months...

Montane Minimus Stretch Jacket 3rd Nov 2017 Montane Minimus Stretch Jacket

Weighing in at 257g  this is definitely in the realm of lightweight waterproof jackets. It's made from a very thin Pertex with the usual and expected properties of being waterproof, windproof...

Snip20171031 1 31st Oct 2017 Kids Escape Light Jacket II - VAUDE

I've said it in numerous previous reviews, but  I will say it again; too many of us kit ourselves out with funky technical kit, but neglect our kids. VAUDE produce a decent range of junior...

Berghaus Fastpacking Extrem Shell 12th Jun 2017 Berghaus Fastpacking Extrem Shell

Part of Berghaus's Extrem lightweight range the Fastpacking Shell retails at £170 and weighs 250g. 250g for a fully waterproof jacket suitable for extreme mountain weather is impressive. It...

Vaude Larice 5th May 2017 VauDe Men's Larice Jacket

Weighing in at just 270g this isn’t the lightest fully waterproof  jacket on the market, but it's a decent contender. It has been designed for ski touring, but obviously will work for any...

Snip20161202 4 9th Dec 2016 Polaris Pack Me Jacket & Torsion Shirt

All of this week I've been reviewing Polaris Bikewear suitable for the winter (Monday - Cadence Bob Tights, Tue  - RBS Overshoes, Wed - Blitz Gloves, Thu - Windsheer Windproof Jersey).  As it's...

Montane Minimus Hybrid Jacket 11th May 2016 Montane Minimus Hybrid Jacket

I sadly left my last winter jacket at a service station and it has not been since. My requirements in a winter jacket are as follows: first and foremost it needs to be warm and waterproof; it...

Berghaus Hypershell Waterproof Jacket 6th May 2016 Berghaus Hypershell Waterproof Jacket

Weighing in at 100g this is now one of my lightest bits of kit. It’s waterproof, though I wouldn’t choose to wear it for full day out in the hills, and windproof, and very, very packable. It...

Inov8 - RERACPANTU 5th May 2016 Inov-8 Race Elite Racepant

If you’ve ever done a fell race that requires full waterproofs then you’ll know that those waterproofs need to be fully taped along the seams. I have a few pairs of very lightweight waterproof...

Salomon Fastwing 18th Apr 2016 Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie

I recently arrived at my folks house after a long bike ride. My Dad asked where my waterproof was so I tossed him the little tennis ball sized stuff-sack that contained the Salomon Fast Wing...

SealskinzSocks 23rd Jun 2015 Sealskinz Socks

I'd heard mixed reviews about Sealskinz socks. Some said they work, some said they don't. Essentially the are waterproof socks. They keep the water out by means of a Goretex-like membrane which (,...

Berghaus Ilam Jacket 29th Apr 2015 Berghaus Ilam Down Jacket

The Berghaus Ilam jacket is probably the fourth or fifth down jacket I've owned over the years, but is my favourite. It's not a big fat one for hanging around base camp in, but a more...

Salomon Bonatti Jacket 21st Apr 2015 Salomon Bonatti WP Jacket

I got the Bonatti to replace a well-aged Mountain Hardware Quark jacket. The Quark jacket had some good features, but its durability had let it down a little, it currently has no material between...

XKitPNG 1st Apr 2015 X-Kit Jacket - Preview

Am pleased to say that I've had a sneak preview of this jacket. Looks amazing. I love the cost point and the PDF download option of the pattern. My Mum will be hard at work producing these for the...

Sprayway Grendl 31st Mar 2015 Sprayway Grendel Jacket

Sprayway have been well established as one of the UK’s leading outdoor brands for more than 40 years building, over that time, a level of trust in the overall quality of their wide range of...

Didriksons Slaskeman Kids Set 20th Nov 2014 Didriksons Slaskeman Kids Waterproof Set

These are a basic and sturdy set of children’s waterproofs, ostensibly designed for sailing. The waterproofs come in funky, gender neutral colours - in this case a bright green jacket and...

Rab - atmos jacket quince 3rd Nov 2014 Rab Atmos Maya Jacket

Introduction I'll dispense with the intro about lightweight gear as it's a recurring theme in many of my reviews. Suffice to say that this one fits the bill neatly. A minimalist waterproof jacket...

Rab Boreas Pull On Breaker 20th Oct 2014 Rab Boreas Pull-on Jacket

Introduction If you've read any of my other reviews you'll know that I am a keen advocate of lightweight kit. The Boreas Pull-on is just that. Weighing just 259g and packing down into a fist...

Rab neutrino endurance jacket smoke-z 4th Aug 2014 Rab Neutrino Endurance Down Jacket

Introduction For years I've sat around camp fires wearing various thermals, fleeces and jackets, but I've never had a properly warm down jacket. I managed for a few years with a light weight...

Berghaus Vapour Shell Goretex Trousers 10th Jul 2014 Berghaus Vapour Shell Goretex Trousers

Introduction Also known as the Vapour Shell Pant (I still find it strange adopting this Americanism and like to call trousers trousers, and not pants!). Features It's pretty tricky writing in...

rab-mens-vapour-rise-lite-alpine-jacket-maya-l 103202 3rd Jul 2014 VR Lite Alpine Maya Jacket - RAB

Introduction I have two young boys so whenever we are out and about I am invariably carrying my kit and theirs, be it spare jackets on a day-walk, or full camping gear if out overnight. It means...

Berghaus Kanchenjunga 188 3rd Sep 2013 Berghaus Kanchenjunga Jacket

Retails £300 Website If you like pockets you will love this jacket. It has 7 of them! Two where you would expect them, although higher than standard waterproofs to enable access whilst wearing a...

The North Face Pursuit Jacket 188 21st Jun 2013 The North Face Pursuit Jacket

The North Face Men's Pursuit jacket for me places itself as a mid-weight, multi-purpose, technical shell jacket. Not enough features to really satisfy my needs as a full winter mountain shell, but...

Craft - active-run-hybrid-jacket188 15th May 2013 Active Run (AR) Hybrid Jacket - Craft

I find it strange that a brand can remain pretty much under the radar (well my radar at least) yet be producing some top notch kit. I recently reviewed a pair of their gloves that were outstanding...

VAUDE Kids Gaiter-Red 188 1st May 2013 VauDe Kids Gaiters

I wrote a review yesterday for a pair of kids gloves and said that I am excited that my kids are now getting old enough to warrant having proper outdoor kit. In the recent snow we had it was all...

Patagonia Northwall Pants 31st Jan 2013 Patagonia Mens Northwall Pants

Patagonia call them pants. I call them salopettes. Only just been able to really test these out as the winter had been so mild up until a few weeks ago. When it finally did get cold and snow I...

Arcteryx-alpha-sv-gloves 30th Jan 2013 Arc'teryx SV Gloves

Arc’Teryx Alpha SV Gloves I’ve had these gloves ready to use for a few months, but it wasn’t until a fortnight ago when the temperature dropped and the snow finally came that  got the...

spraywayfirebirdjacket 12th Nov 2012 Sprayway Firebird Women's Jacket

I don’t normally wear purple! This jacket was a bit of a step outside my comfort zone. Firstly because of the colour, and secondly because I am wedded to my ‘proper’ duvet jacket at this...

Sprayway Nyx Jacket 17th May 2012 Nyx Jacket - Sprayway

  Colour : Red with yellow piping to inner edge of jacket and hood. Size : Large Since receiving this jacket for review Britain has been gripped in spreading hosepipe bans, so there have been few...

Berghaus Velum 4th May 2012 Berghaus Velum Jacket

Review UPDATE - April 24th 2013: Berghaus Velum Jacket Review [Update – 1+ year on] by Steve Hodges I questioned how it might fair in terms of durability being a lighter weight fabric but...

The North Face Women s Crimptastic Hybrid Jacket 27th Apr 2012 The North Face Women's Crimptastic Hybrid Jacket

  The North Face Crimptastic Hybrid Jacket is aiming at two sophisticated markets. It has been designed with warmth and sport in mind, but it is also aimed at the fashion conscious woman who...

the north face patrol glove heason events 4th Apr 2012 The North Face Patrol Glove

So The North Face have come up with a ‘new way’ of sizing gloves according to this video. Sounds reasonable and sensible to make sure that sizes are consistent across their range, but I have a...

the north face diez jacket heason events 3rd Apr 2012 The North Face Diez Down Jacket

I managed for a few years without a down jacket, but the last few winters have encouraged me to see the error of my ways. This little baby from The North Face is a a far cry from my previous one....

The North Face Super Sephyrus Hoodie 20th Oct 2011 The North Face Super Zephyrus Hoodie

This is the second hoodie of this ilk that I’ve owned and instantly became my favourite. First off, it fits perfectly. I’m 6 foot 5 and am fairly used to sleeves that ride up my forearms when...

Craft Flex Hood 5th Sep 2011 Craft Flex Hood Full Zip

Love it love it love it. Ever since getting this hoody I’ve been a big fan. It’s not super technical. It isn’t waterproof. It may not be incredibly durable. But it feels awesome, looks...

the-north-face-plasma-thermal-ja-16436-f 31st May 2011 The North Face Plasma Thermal Jacket

For years I thought that down jackets were the only way to keep warm when out and about. Problem was, unless you forked out a lot of money for a decent jacket with a waterproof shell, you'd never...

TNF Optimus Jacket 21st Mar 2011 Jacket: Men's Prism Optimus (Summit Series 700)

The North Face The Prism Optimus seems a well made, hard wearing, durable jacket which should keep you warm in most situations - and is likely to stand out from the ever increasing crowds of...

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