Overview: If you’re travelling light but you still need full-on weather protection, the Firefox Jacket from Mountain Equipment fits the bill nicely. Gore-Tex Active fabric provides a high combination of breathability for moving fast and waterproof protection that’s designed to keep the worst of the elements at bay. Easily stash-able and very lightweight, the Firefox Jacket is perfect for those long, single days out on the hill when the weather turns bad. Water resistant pit zips and a pair of ventilated mesh chest pockets are all easily accessible while simple adjustments at the waist and cuffs help to batten down the hatches for a comfortable fit against the worst of the weather.
What we think: At 320g the Firefox Jacket sits nicely in the lightweight division, but with its high performing Gore-Tex Active Shell fabric it’s heavy on breathability and waterproof protection; rolls up small and sits easy in or outside a small daypack.
Verdict: A perennial favourite of hill walkers everywhere, the Firefox Jacket from Mountain Equipment provides high performance in breathability and protection; don’t venture out without one.
|Weight (Size L)
Gore-Tex Active Shell
Face material: 100% Polyamide
Backing material: 100% Polyamide
Performance: Hydrostatic head - >28,000 mm
Moisture Permeability, RET <3