This autumn/winter jacket costs a tenner. It’s made from polyester that’s soft and fleecy on the inside, hem and cuffs are elasticated, and there’s some stretch in the material so fit should be good. It isn’t. The cut is awful. How much of this is down to mis-labelling is hard to know: ours clearly says M at the collar but the washing information label lists it as X- Large. It felt somewhere in between, ie, Large, and hung off me like a baggy jumper. Do try for size in the shop.
Features are good for the price, though. There’s a zipped rear pocket that’s big enough for an OS map, plus reflective piping down the front zip and across the lower back. It does a fair job of keeping the wind off too. Breathability isn’t great; I sweated heavily, and it was still damp in the arms hours later. It doesn’t claim to be waterproof – and isn’t – although it’ll stand up to a light shower and offers some insulation when damp. It’s too bulky for a jersey pocket when folded up. I’d favour a gilet (even an Aldi one) plus arm warmers.