The Teclite jacket is a mid layer that can be worn as an outer layer much of the time
This jacket is quite wind resistant (to 40mph winds, says Buffalo) and will shed light rain. That’s because of the Pertex shell, which makes it effectively a windproof jacket with a wicking lining sewn-in.
The very soft ﬂeece lining, called micro-pile by Buffalo, is comfortable, very breathable and fast drying. Worn under a waterproof the Teclite jacket feels ﬁne. The hood ﬁts well under a waterproof one as well. The latest version is close-ﬁtting with a stiffened peak.
The pockets are roomy and will just take a map. They can be accessed when wearing a rucksack hipbelt though the bottom is cut off. The Teclite provides similar warmth to a microﬂeece top and windproof jacket combination. It’s excellent in cool conditions where a little more than a windproof and base layer is required. I wore it a fair amount this last cool summer.
Reviewed in November 2015 issue