How to Choose a Hillwalking Shell
In this episode of the Rab Gear Guide, Rachael Crewesmith and Rob Greenwood explain what to look for in a hillwalking shell for the UK, where you might experience all four seasons in one day. Perhaps you want a bombproof winter fortress, or maybe something lighter will suffice? What's the benefit of a longer hem; and do you need the full range of arm movement that you'd expect of a mountaineering shell? Of course it partly depends what you intend to do in your jacket, and where...
Here they discuss the merits of lighter and more heavyweight fabrics, and what to look for in terms of fit and features.
Rachael was wearing the Arc Eco jacket, while Rob was wearing the Ladakh GTX.