A really well tailored jacket from The North Face here. There’s no hood (although a similar hooded version is available), and there ares two handwarmer pockets and that’s about it. They are huge too – again extending upwards to the collar. Its biggest advantage is its breathability and stretchy material. The cuffs are fixed – no Velcro for example, which may put some people off – but long. There’s a hem drawcord too. It’s a simple jacket but well-made.

First published: June 2014