This year has been one of the windiest and wettest winters I’ve known, so the new Lhotse jacket has had plenty of testing! From a horrendous weekend in the Yorkshire Dales, to days guiding, scrambling and Mountain Leader training in the Lake District, they all had one thing in common: rain, hail, sleet, 60-100mph, and the Lhotse jacket. During a relentless wet and windy season I have remained dry and comfortable.
The new Gore-Tex Pro breathes very well and has yet to let a drop of water or a gust of wind in. The sleeves really make sense when you fit them over the largest of winter gloves, or climb.
The new "hidden toggles" for the draw cords are the only thing that I disliked, but now I have used them I have got used to them. I appreciate the reason for them but I'd still be happier with the old toggles.
A brilliant jacket, guaranteed to perform day after day, no matter what the weather throws at you!