Reviewed: 07 February 2005
NEVER LEAKED, GREAT VALUE, BAD HOOD
Even in heaving rain the material hasn't actually leaked on me, though it has crept in a lttle on the pocket zips. High collar keeps the wind out. Great value. Very robust - hasn't ripped or scuffed badly on rocks or bushes. Always seems to be a good fit.
Hood is very spacious but doesn't have stiffened peak - just a cinch cord. Consequently the wind tends to get under it and blow it from your head. Cinch cord is also non-specs friendly.
For £50-£60 this has kept me dry, the wind out, and one less hole in the pocket for a couple of years. The hood is the big problem, and of course it doesn't breathe anything like a more expensive jacket. You pays your money and takes your pick - but you could do worse.