A great featherweight jacket
Jackets don’t come much simpler than the super-clean and unfussy Delirious.
With no hood, only one phone-sized chest pocket and not even a fleece-lined collar to give a sniff of luxury, it was a purely functional jacket through and through.
As you would expect of a Scandinavian brand that’s no stranger to rain and cold, Sweet Protection has got the basics right — superb Gore Active fabric, no clutter to affect breathability and adjusters at all the entry points.
We found the coarse fabric and plain collar a little cheerless and stiff on damp days though.
Also, when it was zipped all the way up, we noticed the plain fabric started chafing a little, especially over long periods.
On the upside, however, this austere approach did keep the weight down, making this the lightest on test.
A great featherweight jacket then, but at a price we found hard to justify.