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Only just got this smock, so haven’t been in really inclement weather yet, but it has performed admirably in wind, rain and snow giving a real sense of protection. I was really torn between this jacket and the Sasta Peski but opted for the Hilltrek Braemar as it seemed to be more suited to the wetter weather here in the uk but could equally perform in the the dryer, colder climate to be found in Scandinavia. It has double layer protection on both shoulders and hood and further protection with the kangaroo pocket and hand warmer pocket at the front. What really impressed me was the quality of the finish and the stitch work, really beautiful, I must get out more. Some nice details that have been given practical thought as well. The draw cords around the bottom keep the weather out and warmth in when required, and the zipped vents at the bottom would allow ventilation for the warmer months and make getting the smock on and off easier. The length of the jacket ensures that your lower back and backside are covered. The hood has a wire in the brim and together with the draw cords offers protection from rain and wind which doesn’t easily distort giving good visibility. It is slightly heavier than the Peski, 400g more because of the greater protection on shoulders and hood. but still comes in as a lightweight jacket. The Ventile cotton material is robust yet quiet and provides good freedom of movement and breathability. Perfect for mountaineering, mountain biking, skiing and other persuits. Together with being a UK outfit, made in Scotland I believe, and providing that little bit extra rain protection tipped me into buying this similar priced item to the Peski. Although that waist draw cord on the Peski looks useful. I have been really pleased with my purchase as being on a modest income this represented a high value investment. I get the feeling this will see me right for many years to come.
William Cowdrey8th January, 2021