If you’re looking for a jacket that offers real weatherproof performance for hill walking and outdoor activities but can also be used for skiing and is presentable enough to be worn in town, then the versatile Marmot Palisades jacket (£200)could be just what you need.
Manufactured in GORE_TEX® Performance 2 Layer fabric with the peace of mind offered by Gore’s Guaranteed to Keep you Dry™ promise the Palisades has a host of adaptable design features.
- There are under-arm PitZips™ to assist in ventilation when you are working hard
- The hood has a laminated brim for optimum visibility and to prevent rain running straight off the hood on to your face. It also can be rolled away or completely removed for a less bulky collar-line
- The integral Powder Skirt that makes the Palisades suitable for skiing can be zipped-off when not needed.
- The jacket is Zippin™ compatible, a lining fleece can be attached to the internal zip. Although this is a YKK zip, common to most manufacturers, it should be born in mind that Marmot orientate their zip pullers the opposite way round to most British and European companies. As a result the most suitable fleece for zipping in will be a Marmot one.