Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket
170g (men’s M) £145
A straightforward, lightweight multi-activity jacket made from a tough Nylon Pertex Shield, which doesn’t feel clingy in the rain. The cut of the Helium II is quite short but relaxed, giving you plenty of room for an extra layer or two underneath. There is a zipped chest pocket and an excellent stiffened and adjustable hood.
Verdict: Light, protective and tough with a fairly relaxed fit.