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Outdoor & Activity

The 10 Best walking jackets

Whether you're marching up mountains or taking the mutt for a mosey in the park, these jackets will keep you dry and toasty

1. Sprayway Women’s Spectre II

A fantastic Gore-Tex jacket with an extra deep hood for full protection from nasty weather. Impressively, and despite sporting two layers, the coat is packable, and folds up into a map pocket under the storm guard.

£188, sprayway.com

2. 66 North Women’s Vatnajökull Primaloft Jacket

66 North is an Icelandic brand that really knows how to keep you snug in adverse weather. This stylish jacket made with lightweight microfibre insulation will keep you warm and dry and looks as good on the high street as the footpath.

£200, blacks.co.uk

3. North Face Men’s Cassius Triclimate Jacket

The latest in the Triclimate range, the Cassius is a very smart three-in-one jacket from one of the most popular outdoor brands. The coat consists of a waterproof outshell and an insulated inner jacket which can be worn individually or together.

£155.99, ldmountaincentre.co.uk

4. Berghaus Women’s Teton II

Completely windproof, the Teton II really is a jacket you can rely on, and the articulated sleeves, stretch bound cuffs and a draw-cord hem adjustment will ensure a comfortable fit. The coat is also treated to be water-repellent and has a high-loft, warming lining.

£160, marshallleisure.co.uk

5. Jack Wolfskin Greenland Jacket

Keep your kids warm and dry with this high quality, three-in-one jacket that provides excellent insulation. The two sections of the jacket zip together and both layers feature reflector strips.

£90, cotswoldoutdoor.com

6. Regatta Lyle Mens Waterproof Jacket

Travel light with this packaway jacket, perfect for camping, or as a back-up waterproof should you get caught in an unexpected downpour. The mesh lined coat rolls up neatly into the left pocket, which converts into a belt bag.

£19.95, trekwear.co.uk

7. The Kit Girl’s Fluorescent Waterproof Jacket

The Kit jacket is visible and warm with a double stormflap and chin guard, as well as an internal MP3 pocket that should keep your children entertained if you have to shelter from a storm.

£30, blacks.co.uk

8. Helly Hansen Women’s Seven J Jacket

Offering great protection in milder temperatures, the Seven J is a well designed and reasonably priced walking jacket. It features hood and cuff adjustments and an anti-chafe chin guard should you need to zip up high.

£85, cotswoldoutdoor.com

9. Marmot Calen Hoody

This is a very light jacket. So light, the company claims, “that you won’t know it’s there”. The Calen is warm enough to use as a standalone piece, but also thin enough to mean you can use it as a mid-layer if need be. The sleeves are also designed to allow full arm motion without the jacket riding up. 

£54, marmot.com

10.  Paramo Men’s Helki

Paramo is an award winning and eco-conscious brand, with over 20 years’ experience manufacturing high-end outdoor gear. This jacket is a versatile piece of kit, with excellent freedom of movement and breathability. The hood is designed to work with or without a hat and there is a large OS map pocket on the chest.

£230, paramo.co.uk