Lightweight and packable waterproof jacket with the perfect balance of weather protection, breathability and packability
No nonsense and with all the essentials, this lightweight, packable waterproof is the ideal hardshell for long summer days on the trails. ou need this kind of company, even when you’re escaping from the crowds, and 2L GORE-TEX® Paclite can be your best mate on a summer hike. It’s there for you when the weather gods send the grim stuff your way. From the adjustable hood, hem and cuffs, to easy-access zipped pockets, this jacket protects, breathes and keeps you moving in all weathers. And when the sun shines, it will sit stealthily in a small corner of your pack, so you can crack on with the route ahead.
A solid all-rounder, good protection from the elements, light, breathable and environmentally conscious. Its waterproofing is down to the 2-layer Gore-Tex membrane laminated to the polyester outer; this makes the jacket very durable and is brilliant at shedding water. It can pack down incredibly small, stash in your bag, and be forgotten about when not in use thanks to its low weight.
The hood fits well and has 3 points of adjustment, meaning you get a tailored fit with a stiffened peak to keep the rain out of your eyes. The cuffs and hem are adjustable, the cuffs with Velcro and the hem with an elasticated drawcord, this helps with “draught-proofing” and also ventilation.
I used this jacket with a thin base layer and thin fleece and it fitted brilliantly, not too baggy, but not too constrictive either. Will get lots of use in the British summertime.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear