Daniel Neilson tests a host of breathable jackets that will stand up against the wind. On test Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie jacket

This is an incredibly light jacket at only 84g on my scales. It is designed for trail running – an area Salomon perform well in. It’s pretty minimal with only one small pocket, an elasticated hem and cuffs, and no adjusters on the hood. That said, the hood fits tight and well and there’s a nice little peak that is good in the sun. It’s not wired tough. There’s a popper across the chest like the Rab jacket, but I accidently ripped it straight out. The material is probably the most water resistant here, but at the expense of breathability. It’s still better than a waterproof would be though. It’s good if weight is essential, but I prefer a few more details for a little bit more weight

Reviewed in June 2015 Issue