Trail Magazine Jacket Review November 2010
The November issue of Trail Magazine features their annual waterproof jacket review by Graham Thompson. Graham tested 84 jackets across four categories General, Winter, Multi-activity and Lightweight. The Rohan Mountain Guide Jacket finalist in the general category.
Solid, reliable and comfortable in any environment.
Solid, reliable and comfortable in any environment. All good qualities to look for in your outdoor companions. And they’re certainly all present and correct in our Mountain Guide Jacket.
It’s the definitive shell for the serious hill-walker and outdoor enthusiast. But with its understated looks and no-nonsense style it’s perfect for general use too. If you only want one waterproof jacket to cover all your needs, this is, without doubt, the one to go for.
It takes advantage of our advanced Barricade™ technology in a 2-layer construction with a rugged polyamide face fabric and a mesh liner. So it’s totally waterproof and, with our Active Diffusion™ technology.
The outer fabric has been treated with our high-specification Permanent Water Repellency™ finish to ensure that water beads up on the surface and the fabric never wets out. This is really important: breathable fabrics rely on a humidity differentially to work. Moisture vapour transmission is highest when it’s warm and humid on the inside and cold and dry on the outside – if the surface of the fabric is wet, then breathability is inhibited. Our PWR™ treatment ensures that doesn’t happen.
The Mountain Guide features two big chest pockets which are mesh-lined to maximise breathability and are situated high enough to clear a rucksack hip belt. There are two internal pockets – both sensibly located underneath the storm-flaps but outside the main zip. One is large enough for a map and doubles as a Packpocket™. The other is smaller and perfect for keeping your wallet or compass safe and secure – but close at hand. Read the full review