Craghoppers Kimba Lite Jacket

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They Say – An invaluable lightweight and packable shell jacket designed to offer reliable waterproof protection exactly when it’s needed. We think you’ll love the sleek styling with neat reflective trim – and the fact that it packs neatly into its own pocket ready to spring into action at the first sign of rain.

  • 3 zipped pockets
  • Hood
  • Waterproof CF zip with inner stormflap
  • Inner drawcord hem adjusters
  • Self-fabric cuff adjusters
  • Reflective detail
  • Outer pocket doubles as stow pocket
  • Elbow darts
  • 100% Polyester

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We Say - This rain jacket is a superb piece of kit, ideal for the summer when you need something lightweight that can pack into a day sack whilst out walking. I’ve been caught out in a number of summer showers this year and have thanked this jacket every time for keeping me dry.

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I’ve found it comfy to wear – on it’s own about town or in the country with a day pack on – and functional. There’s not much I need in a rain jacket, I only ask that it keeps out the rain, that it’s breathable, that the hood doesn’t blow down at the slightest hint of wind and that it dries out pretty quick so that if I’m travelling/camping and need to use it day in/day out it’s ready to wear when I need it. I’m happy to say that this Kimba Lite jacket hits the spot on every count.

I’m always wary with rain jackets about leaving electricals (phone, camera) in the pockets as many of them let the damp in and can cause a malfunction, but I didn’t have this issue with this jacket. It’s waterproof, period. I must add to that though that I never wore it in the rain for more than an hour, so can’t attest to how it would fare if you’re out in the wet all day (although to be fair I’ve trekked for years in Britain and even though our weather is often bad, I’ve rarely had to be outside in the rain for long; if it rains, I generally get inside within the hour, or break camp).

I’ve got lots of use out of this jacket this year and plan to use it during the winter months as well over the top of a fleece, it’s got a great look to it (I’m happy to wear it as a smart jacket about town as well as whilst hiking) and I’m confident it’ll keep the wind and rain at bay. 

To discover more, please see http://www.craghoppers.com/kimba-lite-jacket.html

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