Lowe Alpine Breath
Weight 286g, £50 (jacket)/260g, £45 (smock)
✆ 01539 740840 www.lowealpine.com
+ Lightweight, quick-drying, stretchy and very breathable. Ideal mid layer or next to the skin. Smock has extended front zip for additional ventilation and ease of use. Fleece panels on shoulders and sides add comfort and durability.
– The high breathability means it offers little windproofing.
Verdict: A great versatile mid layer with excellent breathability, and one of the lightest mid layers on test.