GOLite Gamut Soft Shell Jacket
Product Review & Walking Gear Test
Gamut Soft Shell Jacket
GOLite says:"A versatile stretch, waterproof breathable shell that is ideal for windy, wet conditions. GoLite laminate a micro porous polyurethane membrane between two layers of four-way stretch polyester and treat the outer surface with a super DWR to build waterproof / breathable garments with excellent freedom of movement plus more breathability than regular storm shells. Trinity® products are designed with comfort in mind: the stretch allows for a terrific range of motion regardless of the activity, the waterproof protection keeps you warm and dry whatever the weather."
Features to Note:
- Trinity® 3 layer waterproof, breathable stretch with DWR Material
- Taped seams
- Velcro adjustable cuffs
- Articulated hood Fit
- Semi fitted
I've worn the GoLite Gamut Soft Shell Lightweight Jacket as the outer layer on a number of short(ish) nordic walking and low level walking trips during the Autumn months. The conditions have been mild, showery with a light wind.
With the Gamut, GoLite do seem to have achieved a light-weight yet extremely comfortable jacket which kept me dry and comfortable for the duration of my trips.
I really liked the short, slim fit design which in combination with the stretchiness of the material results in a garment which is great for any activity where you need a good range of arm movement.
By definition, light weight means minimalist design so the Gamut has few 'adornments'. There's a good sized hood with a face-guard which closes up nice and cosily.
There are only two zipped side pockets which I could access whilst wearing my belted day pack. These are hand-warmer size - so not big enough for an OS map.
The front zip opened and shut easily and includes a toggle just about big enough for use with gloved hands.
Whilst the Golite Gamut may not be the best option for prolonged heavy rain, if you want a genuinely light-weight, stylish jacket for Spring, Summer and Autumn showers - on the hills or around town - then this is worth a look.
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