Hydrenalite fabric/Weight: 214g (medium size)/Drawcord hood and hem/Small-XXL/Also in red, blue and black/Women’s version available
The North Face 01539 738882 or www.thenorthface.com
The Altimont is a robust cagoule-style cover and the only one here with an integral hood. Using North Face’s own Hydrenalite fabric with a DWR treatment or PU coating for wind and water resistance, it reverse packs in to one of its twin-zip front pockets. While it may be bang on the trail style guide, giving it some credence outside of biking circles, it’s a little sweaty against the flesh — although at least it holds up in packing away rights, despite the hood.
MBR RATING: 8/10