The first thing you notice about this waterproof jacket is its very soft fabric. It is made from polyester with a PU laminate that Craghoppers call Aquadry. It has none of the crinkle and noise of the other fabrics tested here. Inside the jacket is a mesh lining (only the Berghaus jacket has a lining too), which makes it warm. The large pockets have a solid lining, and there’s one interior pocket. Again, the pockets are partially covered by a backpack’s hipbelt.

The hood can be drawn in around the face by two drawcords using one hand and there’s only a Velcro volume adjuster at the back. Again, the hood fabric is by far the quietest, and has a stiffened peak. There are two hem adjusters. The main zip is well protected and there’s an interior storm flap. It is comfortable against the chin too. Overall this is a well-featured and very comfortable waterproof and well worth the price.