What is a good hiking jacket?
You may be surprised, but there is no such thing as a good or bad hiking jacket. It is, first and foremost a matter of context. A summer hike in the Lake District or a mid-season mountain trek does not require the same technical characteristics. In the same fashion, a multi-day adventure will encourage to look for versatility to minimize the weight carried and be prepared for a wide range of scenarios, while for a single-day hike, you just have to check the forecast to bring only what is necessary. The best jacket for you can be different, depending on the place, the season, the altitude, physical difficulty of the route, or the number of trekking days it requires. A hiking jacket constitutes the last layer and should protect you efficiently from the elements to maintain optimum thermal comfort, airflow and moisture management. In our hiking apparel corner, you will find at Glisshop, jackets for women, men and children which will allow you to enjoy your holidays and weekends in the best conditions.