The Incendo Hoody takes the Canadian brand’s brilliant, athletic fit and trims it down for runners, the main windproof fabric is decently breathable but the addition of body-mapped mesh side-panels gives it an extra comfort edge when things get hot and the hood adds a little head protection. It’s light too and packs down into its own pocket for storage and carriage.
The downside of non-adjustable hoods is that they’re, erm, non adjustable so if your head doesn’t suit, it may flop, flap or even be too tight. Not cheap, but you’re getting a lot of splosh for your dosh.
Outdoors Grabbit? – Mini Verdict
Probably the best trail-running lightweight windproof jacket we’ve used, the Incendo Hoody’s trump card is the combination of sleek fit, windproof fabric and those mesh side-panels which mean it gives decent weather protection without getting as hot as other wind-proof shells. It also copes well with light to medium rain.
The detailing’s super neat too and the build quality’s as good as you’d expect from the Canadian perfectionists. Not the cheapest or the lightest option, but a piece of trail-running kit we’ve found ourselves reaching for over and over again. Brilliant!
Specification: £100 / 125g (medium) hooded, hooded lightweight, windproof running jacket / Lumin Nylon fabric with Polyester mesh panels / body-mapped / full-length zip / adjustable hem / elasticated cuffs / fitted hood / reflective ‘blazes’ / media pocket with ear-phone routing.
Full review below.