Our outdoor expert, Graeme, well and truly put the Musto Printed Fenland BR2 Packaway through its paces during winter storms on the Isle of Skye.
I love this jacket! With a tweed-effect pattern it doesn’t look like the average waterproof jacket and I admit I have been wearing it for general day-to-day use as well as for walking. It’s not designed for warmth (rather for on top of layers) but I can officially confirm it is waterproof! The rain and wind has been relentless these last few weeks.
The hand-warmer chest pockets are great for 'cold people' like me. I particularly like that the jacket can be adjusted at the base, the waist and the hood to get it fitting everywhere you want it to. I recommend not buying up a size to allow for layers underneath: I usually buy size ‘S’ for all tops, ordered the jacket in a size ‘S’ and it is roomy - in a good way - and has clearly been designed to allow for layers underneath.
The packaway feature is not something I thought I would use. However, on a walk where I slightly underestimated how warm it was outside I found myself stuffing the jacket into the inner pocket. Weighing in at just over half a kilo and with a sewn-in clip I attached it to the strap of my camera case and forgot it was there.
Practical, functional and looks great.
To see more tips, guides and advice from Graeme, please visit his expert profile.