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I purchased this jacket for a weeks long photography trip in the Cairngorms. After owning my previous Ventile smock for 20 years I was very much looking forward to this new garment. The cut of the Sasta is excellent. The neck and hood work really well, the drawcords are superb as are the cuffs. When worn as part of a layering system I find Ventile absolutely superb but I do think it is key that you understand how Ventile works or you could be very disappointed. If you are looking for a jacket for cutting about Keswick market square and sitting in coffee shops then there are cheaper better looking options available. This is a hugely functional jacket, although expensive they are so easy to look after and extremely robust. I still have my 20 years old single layer Ventile wind shirt from WestWinds, although it shows signs of wear it is still functional. For my use Ventile is the perfect material. I need a robust quiet jacket that can be easily repaired and maintained. Love it.
Nicholas Mccarthy9th April, 2017