Craghoppers Kiwi Goretex
Waterproof Jacket for Women
Product Review / Walking Gear Test

Craghoppers Kiwi Goretex Waterproof Jacket for Women Craghoppers Kiwi Goretex Waterproof Jacket for Women
Kiwi Goretex Waterproof Jacket for Women

Vital Statistics:

Guarantee: Lifetime

Colours: Cardomon, Dark navy

Sizes: 8-20

Weight: 750 gms

SRP: £160.00

Features to Note:

In-use Test:

The Craghoppers Kiwi Goretex is a traditional design, walking jacket recently updated to incorporate a 2 layer Gore Tex shell.

It's a good length and fits well including the sleeve length which I often find to be a little on the short side in some jackets.

I liked the foldaway hood which provided good protection during some pretty heavy summer downpours - which were also a good test of the jacket's waterproofness, which it certainly passed.

It has two good sized zipped side pockets. There is also an inner zipped weatherproof pocket which is designated as a map pocket - but which is actually too small for a folded OS map!

The breathability was ok for me during all my low level walking trips. However, during extended higher energy periods I did find that the 2 layer Gore-Tex wasn't adequate.

Buying Advice:

The Craghoppers Kiwi is a well-made, reliably waterproof jacket. It is a good option for low level walking /lower energy activities either on its own or as part of a layering system. However - it would certainly benefit from the addition of a pocket that really is big enough for an OS map! It also looks good enough to use for more general leisure wear.


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• I've worn this jacket about 4 times during very heavy rain, and even from brand new, the sleeves soaked up water into the cuffs up to just short of my elbow. The hood & shoulders kept me dry, but I'm not happy with the sleeves. I've had this problem before with older Craghopper jackets - maybe it's a design fault?

Judith Rowlands, Lytham St Annes


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