Howies Outback jacket review

Eco heroes Howies stay stereotyped with this semi sheep-powered, high performance softshell.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £140.00 RRP
Howies Outback jacket

Our review

Outstanding low key, high performance, maximum comfort top but very pricey
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Eco heroes Howies stay stereotyped with this semi sheep-powered, high performance softshell.

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The wind and shower bleeting (sorry beating) outside is a complete skin of Schoeller 3XDry fabric, while the inside is a merino wool mix. Most water just runs off the outside and we didn’t notice any weather seeping through. It wicks extremely well and stays consistently warm but not too hot, despite there being no thin panels on the back.

Prickly initial feel is soon got used to and the Merino element keeps it at body temperature rather than chilly even when you’re sodden. It still doesn’t stink after weeks of riding either. All round protection, pod pocket, massive map sized pockets and double ended front zip add to all round appeal, which only leaves the cost…

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Product Specifications

Product

Name Outback Jacket
Brand Howies

Breathable Yes
Water-Resistant Yes
Windproof Yes
Clothing Material Merino Wool Schoeller 3X
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL
Available Colours Black