Jack Pyke Technical Featherlite Jacket
- By John Fenna
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- Last updated: 26/01/2017
The Jack Pyke Technical Featherlite Jacket is a lightweight, breathable, waterproof jacket made from coated Taslan nylon and has some useful features.
Staring at the top, the jacket has a zip-on/zip-off hood which boasts a good peak for protection, a locking front hem elasticated drawcord and ‘back-to-front’ size adjusting Velcro tab, a ‘side-to-side’ locking elasticated volume adjuster and a mesh lining. The hood attaches to the collar of the jacket with a coil zip and two press studs and is quick and easy to fit when needed.
The jacket has a 2-way chunky zip front closure with a double storm flap with Velcro tab fastenings and a sewn-in drip gutter on the underflap. There is a fleece-backed face guard at the top of the zip, extending to the top of the collar.
There are three pockets, two generous lower hand pockets and a smaller chest pocket, all of which have vertical weather-proof zips, and there are generously long underarm pit zips with mesh backing for ventilation.
The sleeves have elasticated cuffs with Velcro tab adjusters and there is an elasticated hem draw-cord with locking draw-cord adjusters at each side seam. A D-ring mounted inside the left hand lower pocket allows items such as keys to be secured, while the body and upper sleeves of the jacket are mesh lined to help with breathability, and the lower sleeves are lined with smooth fabric to help with ease of movement.
Although I found the length of the jacket and sleeves perfect, the width of the jacket was a little slim cut for my taste, but this did not prevent the jacket from performing well in some pretty foul weather. The jacket kept the rain and wind out and even after some extended wear during quite energetic activities, I noticed no condensation build-up.
The Jack Pyke Technical Featherlite Jacket is made to Jack Pyke’s normal high standard and weighs around 925g (size XL), comes in sizes S-XXXL in Hunters Green and costs around £56.00. T: 01234 740327 www.jackpyke.co.uk