Eider – Target Waterproof Jacket

Gore has done wonders with the fabric. It feels soft and matt, with none of the plasticcy feel you get with some hard shells. The Active Shell fabric is a 3-layer fabric, which is to say that the waterproof membrane is trapped between the outer black fabric and an inner, soft-feel fabric. Essentially it’s a single thin skin, which makes the jacket very lightweight (Eider claim 400g) and easily packed down into a bag. And it’s very, very waterproof too. Gore’s statistics say it has a 28,000mm hydrostatic head, which means that no amount of leaning on walls is going to force water through at the elbows.

Read more

Eider – Power Pro Jacket with Polartec Power Shield Pro

The Eider jacket is warm, comfy, cosy, waterproof and windproof. It’s a beautifully designed jacket and has a load of great features. The Polartec fabric is superb and feels expensive and exotic and really makes the jwacket. It is expensive, so some users might be priced out of the market – but if you’re a buy-once, buy-smart kind of person, this jacket would be a great investment.

Read more