‘Cheerful, lightly insulated synthetic jacket with down-like skinny-baffled look-alike style-lines and sleeves that are slightly too short’
Outdoors Magic: It looks neat, packs reasonably small, has a basic hood and, at the reduced price at least, is killer value for money.
Outdoors Tragic: Not very warm at all, sweaty on the move, sleeves tended to pull up with movement for us.
Outdoors Grabbit? The Response Compresslite is the cheapest jacket we’ve tested by some distance and also, probably, the least warm. That said it packs down reasonably small into a pocket, offers wind protection and some warmth and has a modest but okay hood. We wouldn’t suggest it for serious winter mountain use, it’s simply not warm enough, but if you’re on a tight budget and don’t need too much warmth it fits the bill. Mind the sleeves, they’re just on the cusp of being slightly too short.
Response Compresslite Jacket Ratings
Synthetic-filled outdoors jacket / ClimaPlus synthetic insulation / lightweight windproof polyester fabric / two-zipped hand-warmer pockets / single zipped chest-pocket / grown-on adjustable hood / full-length zip with inner storm-flap / elasticated cuff and hem.
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