Fenton Jacket Review

Brand: Craghoppers

Supplier: Craghoppers Online

Cost: £27.00

Welcome to this latest post, as always I haven't been paid for this review and all comments about this jacket as my own, such as they are anyway. I've actually had this jacket for a few months but held off on the review to get a chance to wear it a few times to see how it held up to the Scottish weather. All the walks I have done in it so far have been all at relative low level, apart from one. It has seen a few rain showers and high winds during my short time with it.


The jacket design is minimalistic that comes in dark moss or granite colour, the latter one is on the pictures at the top and bottom of this post. The white  in the zips and mesh interior contrast the outer colour really well. I like this and it can easily be worn out and about in social occasions, without looking like you've just stepped off a mountain. The jacket is a shell type and is ideally suited to spring through to early autumn wear. Since winter has been very mild so far, I have taken to wearing it with a jumper or fleece underneath.  The waterproof outer layer is rated at 8,000mm and the breathability is 15,000g/m2/24hrs. The jacket also makes use of Craghoppers Aquadry membrane to keep the user dry in wet conditions. 


There are plenty of pockets to store items. There are 2 decent side pockets and an interior chest pocket with a slightly smaller exterior one, this will still hold a mobile phone. I'm sure the idea is that it would hold a map, and does if you fold it up. 

The Inside 

There is a white mesh inner panel that protects the users body from the outer waterproof layer. The idea being that you aren't in contact with the condensation that may form in the inner part of the jacket or that your sweat is wicked away from your body. Either way, it works quite nicely although it does reinforce just how thin and light this jacket is. This is no big fluffy number. This isn't a negative aspect as I was looking for a jacket that could be worn long distance walking where weight is a key factor, and hill walking where stopping rain and wind is the most important areas. 


The hood is adjustable, there is a velcro strip that allows the wearer to shorten the hood if necessary. The peak of the cap is also stiffened to allow for better water run off and visibility when the weather turns poor. The cuffs also have velcro straps and there are toggles to tighten the jacket at the waist and hood. 
Looking Cool!


I really like this jacket. So far this has done a great job keeping me dry in wet weather. I tend to wear this just out and about since it does look fashionable. The stitching in the inner mesh is coming away in a couple of places even though I have been very careful when wearing the jacket. The price for this type of jacket is excellent and I could easily be tempted to get a second one as a back up. Overall this is a great purchase and a jacket that is comfortable to wear. 

Positives: Looks great, lots of features for the price, easily adjustable.
Negatives: Inner mesh stitching coming loose. 
Overall: 4/5



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