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Gear Review: Womens Mammut Ultimate V softshell hooded jacket

Recommended Price: £229 Weight: 350g (Womens S) Sizes: XS-XL (Womens) S-XXL (Mens) Mens version available My usual layers of choice for cooler, windy days in Scotland are either baselayer, microfleece and wind shirt or baselayer with a primaloft insulated jacket

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Gear Review: Berghaus Womens Fast Hike Waterproof Jacket

RRP: £150 Weight: 200g (UK size 10) Mens version available I received this lightweight waterproof jacket just at the start of the longest rain-free period that the Scottish Highlands has experienced in my lifetime. So it sat in my rucksack

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Gear review – Alpkit Arro wind shell

Price: £35 Weight: 140g (men’s large) I never really understood the point of windproof jackets – until I actually tried one in the hills. Can’t your waterproof hardshell jacket do the job of keeping the wind out when needed? Well,

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Gear review: Patagonia Better Sweater

Recommended Price: £80 Weight: 499g The Patagonia Better Sweater is a fleece whose outer fabric is woven into a sweater-knit face, making this a garment that looks smart both on the hill and off it, and avoids the unsightly pilling

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Review: Women’s Rab Xenon X Jacket

RRP: £170 Weight: 300g (size 10) Rab have updated their synthetic isulated Xenon jacket and I’ve been trying it out for last few months as the weather has turned colder. The insulation is Primaloft Gold Active and I’ve found the

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Gear Review: Berghaus Women’s Glissade Waterproof Jacket

RRP: £225 (currently on pre-Xmas offer in many retailers) Weight: 645g (size 10) When this jacket first arrived I felt a rush of 90’s nostalgia quickly followed by disappointment that I would be testing a relatively heavy, chunkily styled, old-school

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