Daniel Neilson tests a host of breathable jackets that will stand up against the wind. On test Rab Windveil Jacket

This Rab jacket is very similar to the Montane Lite-Speed. The same weight, similar prices, and large side pockets that also sit above the hip belt. The main difference is the hood. Rab’s solution is to have a tightly-fitted hood that is elasticated around the face. It fits really well – better than most of the other hoods on test here, but I prefer the options the Montane jacket has. Rab also use a Pertex material, but this one, it is claimed, will keep the DWR coating for the lifetime of its jacket. There’s a popper across the chest for ventilation control, and a really neat touch is a fastener that ties the hood down. A really useful addition – I don’t like a hood flapping around

Reviewed in June 2015 Issue