Result Performance R96 Trekking and Training Top Waterproof Jacket for Men
Product Review & Walking Gear Test

Result Performance R96 Trekking and Training Top Waterproof Jacket for Men Result Performance R96 Trekking and Training Top Waterproof Jacket for Men
R96 Trekking and Training Top Waterproof Jacket for Men

Vital Statistics:

Colours:
Black, Navy/Black, Orange/Black

Sizes:
XS 34" S 38" M 41" L 44" XL 47" XXL 52" XXXL 56"

SRP:
£69.95

Features to Note:

In-use Test:

I've worn the Result Performance R96 Max Performance Trekking & Training Top as the outer shell in a layering system on a number of shorter, low-level walking trips during a UK Autumn. I've also tried it out on several mountain-bike trips. The weather conditions were generally mild with low wind and included short periods of quite heavy rain.

Materials: The jacket makes use of Results own breathable weatherproof technology. This is based on a tear/abrasion resistant outer which has a PU (polyurethane) coating plus polyester mesh lining.

The jacket is light weight and doesn't take up much room when packed down into a ruck sack.

I didn't think the breathability was that great - however there are underarm zips which provided some additional ventilation.

Fit: The overall size of the jacket was quite generous and it will fit quite comfortably over a fleece. (This is a shell with only minimal insulation on its own so in many situations will require a mid-layer of some type.)

The jacket has a detachable hood which is fastened via velcro strips. The hood was a little on the small size and did not have a volume adjuster.

Collar: The collar is a good size and can be zipped right up to produce a very nice cosy feel to the garment.

Pockets: Inside there are four pockets, one of which is large enough for a folded OS map and one which is designed for a mobile phone. Outside there are two side pockets - unfortunately both are positioned so they are inaccessible when wearing a belted backpack.

Zips: There's a robust, one-way zip with a good size toggle which was easy to open with gloved hands. I didn't detect any water leakage around the zip or any of the seams which are taped.

Buying Advice:

The Result Performance R96 Max Performance Trekking & Training Top did keep me dry through the shorter bursts of rain and the breathability was adequate for me during the lower level walks - but I found I got hot and sweaty during my mountain-bike trip.

However, it's a good jacket to have in your rucksack for use in lower energy activities during periods of light to moderate rain or short cloud-bursts.




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