Here’s a really lovely yet tough product designed by chaps from Britain’s Special Forces.
The new Alfar from the Jottnar brand is described as a versatile and lightweight hooded hybrid for multi-condition mountain abuse. It can be worn as a light anorak in spring conditions or a mid layer in cold conditions. We have tested and it does what it says on the tin – windproof, waterproof, and ideal for freedom of movement. Pro® sleeves and side panels optimise stretch and breathability. And it has a close-fitting insulated hood that can be worn under a helmet to make the Alfar a multi-functional mountain jacket.
Around £180 at Jottnar or at these specialist outlets:
Up and Under, Cardiff,
Mountain Leisure, Perth,
Trekitt, Hereford, The Climbers Shop,
Needle Sports, Keswick.