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  • Review: Columbia OutDry Ex Reign

    Review: Columbia OutDry Ex Reign

    1st October 2020

    3-5 out of 5

    The Columbia OutDry Ex Reign uses an unusual high-performance fabric. But can the design of the jacket deliver too? Chris Townsend takes this intriguing waterproof jacket on the hill to find out.  

  • Review: Patagonia Torrentshell 3L

    Review: Patagonia Torrentshell 3L

    1st October 2020

    4 out of 5

    Read Chris Townsend’s review of the Patagonia Torrentshell 3L – a well-priced waterproof jacket that makes a good choice for backpacking. 

  • Review: Arc’teryx Beta AR

    Review: Arc’teryx Beta AR

    1st October 2020

    3-5 out of 5

    Chris Townsend tests the Arc’teryx Beta AR on the hill, and discovers a durable, low-weight waterproof jacket – albeit at a high price. 

  • Review: Fjallraven Keb Eco-Shell Jacket

    Review: Fjallraven Keb Eco-Shell Jacket

    1st October 2020

    4 out of 5

    The Fjallraven Keb Eco-Shell Jacket is an excellent jacket that performs well and is environmentally friendly. Read the full review by Chris Townsend here. 

  • Review: Salewa Sella PTX Responsive

    Review: Salewa Sella PTX Responsive

    1st October 2020

    3-5 out of 5

    The Salewa Sella PTX Responsive is made from an intriguing new material. Chris Townsend puts this waterproof jacket through its paces on the hill. 

  • Review: Paramo Velez Adventure Smock

    Review: Paramo Velez Adventure Smock

    1st October 2020

    4 out of 5

    The Paramo Velez Adventure Smock is designed for a wide range of activities. TGO’s gear editor Chris Townsend reviews this versatile jacket.  

  • Review: Berghaus Athunder

    Review: Berghaus Athunder

    1st October 2020

    4-5 out of 5

    Chris Townsend awarded the Berghaus Athunder ‘Best Buy’ in his review of waterproof jackets for October 2020’s issue of The Great Outdoors. Here’s how the jacket performed on the hill.

  • Review: Snowpeak Wanderlust 2.5L

    Review: Snowpeak Wanderlust 2.5L

    1st October 2020

    3 out of 5

    A lightweight jacket designed for the hill – but does the Snowpeak Wanderlust 2.5L live up to the high price tag? Chris Townsend reviews this waterproof jacket. 

  • Review: Montane Pac Plus

    Review: Montane Pac Plus

    1st October 2020

    4 out of 5

    This super lightweight jacket is a good choice for backpacking – but how does it perform on the hill? Chris Townsend puts the Montane Pac Plus through its paces.