Howies 8 Miler review

The 8 Miler won our jackets test in 2005, and while the 07 samples weren't ready for this test, it's still a great combo of casual style and trail performance.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £90.00 RRP
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Our review

Tough, stylish jacket that still works well
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The 8 Miler won our jackets test in 2005, and while the 07 samples weren’t ready for this test, it’s still a great combo of casual style and trail performance.

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The soft, quiet Schoeller 3X Dry fabric shrugs off rain, stains and crashes, yet breathes well on steady rides. A mesh liner and fleece collar stop it feeling clammy, while extra cooling’s available from chest pockets that double as vents, a main zip that opens top and bottom and a yoke vent (if not wearing a bag).

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The cut is slim with subtle detailing, and the close-fit long sleeves and tall neck work well (though the tail’s a bit short). It’s pretty light (366g) and packable. The Extra Miler (£110) with zip-off sleeves will be out for winter.

Product Specifications

Product

Name 8 Miler
Brand Howies

Breathable Yes
Draw-Chord Waistband Yes
Extendable/Drop Back Yes
Reflective Piping/Accents Yes
Water-Resistant Yes
Waterproof Yes
Weight (g) 366
Windproof Yes
Clothing Material Schoeller 3X
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL
Available Colours Black
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens
Fastening Type Full-Zip
Soft/Hard Shell Soft Shell