When it comes to choosing a new walking jacket, you have to take into account several different factors: the most obvious being weatherproof; battling off wind, rain, and sun where necessary. But other things you might want to think about are durability, length, technology, price and many walkers will want to consider something that fits in well with their walking-style (hands-free walkers want multiple pockets to store things, whereas some want adjustable sleeves and hoods that can be tucked away). Some of us carry backpacks, and some of us get need something that can be coupled with other activities like climbing and scrabbling. You might also want to consider what textile technology is at use in the making of the jacket, whether you put your faith into GORE-TEX or other breathable membranes.
The Surge Jacket by Montane is a breathable shell jacket that will keep you warm, dry and offer 4-season protection from the elements. A great, no-nonsense option for those who want a jacket that does exactly what it says on the tin. Thanks to its lightweight shell fit, it is packable and easy to whip on and off when on the trail. It features the renowned and reliable 3-layer GORE-TEX fabric with GORE C-KNIT backer technology, as well as a fully adjustable foldaway hood, wind beater zip guards, and large hand warmer pockets for the colder seasons.
Every aspect of this jacket is adjustable, from the hood to the hem, and comes in a variety of outstanding (and more subtle) colours.