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Gear Review

5 5

Ideal blend of functionality and style

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Me - 185cm/85kgs
Size - medium
Colour - Phantom/Magma

I've had this anorak for a week and I'm really enjoying it. As my title suggests, it looks great (photo to come) and will keep the functional types happy too.

It's really comfortable on top of a T-shirt or other base layer. It's light enough that you don't really notice you're wearing a pretty durable and protective piece. I've walked through a few city parks with it on and it keeps the elements out really well. Wind resistance is good and it breathes surprisingly well too. I doubt it would be suitable for high energy pursuits but it wasn't designed for that.

I gave it 3 stars because I've only had it for a week, haven't had an opportunity to really test it out. However, I do expect it to get more stars on my next review.

UPDATE: OK I've had this for a while now and I've worn it almost everyday in this autumn weather. It's ideal for this shoulder season with a mid layer underneath. The anorak moves nicely with my body with the extra layer and it does an excellent job of keeping the wind out. Not wind proof but very resistant to cold winds. I like the velcro cuffs, they're robust and do the job they're supposed to. Overall I think this is an excellent product and I'll be wearing it throughout winter too.