Rohan Hilltop Jacket Review

hilltopThe Hilltop Jacket is a great example of what happens when we listen to our customers.
Why, they asked us, why are most outdoor waterproofs so short?
Why do I have to put up with wet legs or have to carry overtrousers?
The answer is fashion. Outdoor fashion to be honest, rather than High St. Fashion, but fashion nonetheless.

The trend for years has been towards shorter jackets, driven by a vision of fast ascents on serious climbs where you want your jacket to clear your climbing harness and your climbing rack.

How relevant is that then to the avid British hillwalker, for countryside walking or even exercising the dogs in all weathers?

Not at all we reckon, hence the advent of the Hilltop Jacket and the end to wet legs and underpants…

The classic length of the new Hilltop will keep the critical muscle groups of the upper leg protected in heavy rain. In many cases you won’t need overtrousers at all. It’s even great for wearing into town, easily covering a suit jacket and looking very presentable to boot.

The look is quite “old school” – it reminds me of the cags I used to buy in the ‘70’s (one a year as they weren’t very durable…)

But unlike the retro version this jacket is all Rohan and bang up to date in technology and features.

Our Barricade™ fabric is industry-leading: ten times British Standard waterproofing with excellent Active Diffusion™ breathability and a proper DWR that lasts wash after wash. Tough and durable too, but also light in weight – as you’d expect from us.

A fully featured hood with a stiffened peak and our One-Pull™ adjustment locks onto the head, giving both great protection and visibility, and hangs comfortably out of the way when not needed.

The waist adjusts from inside the pockets. Map-sized pocket positioned under the double storm flaps at the front. Secure pocket inside for your wallet, phone or car keys.

Warm touch and fast drying fabric in the hand pockets, at the throat and over the ears inside the hood.

Fabric: 100% polyamide with Barricade™ and PWR™. Lining: 100% polyester
Weight: 840g
Pack Size: 2300ml
Drying Time: 12 hours

  • Full-length waterproof jacket.
  • Totally waterproof.
  • Highly breathable.
  • Active Diffusion™ technology.
  • Two zipped hand pockets.
  • Zipped map pocket.
  • Zipped internal pocket.
  • One-Pull™ adjustable hood.
  • Fleece-lined hood panels.
  • Stiffened hood peak.
  • Internal waist adjustors.
  • Touch-and-close cuff adjustors.
  • Durable.
  • Packable.
  • Quick-drying.
  • Easy to wash.
  • Crease resistant


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