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Choose the right type


Not all jackets are suitable for taking tramping. Read more

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What to look for


Features to look for when you're choosing a new jacket. Read more

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Wear and tear


Tips for keeping your jacket from breaking down. Read more


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We explain what to look for when buying a waterproof jacket.

A waterproof jacket is one of the most important things to take tramping. If you get stranded in bad weather without one, you’re in real trouble – as Search and Rescue workers will tell you.

We look at the options, likely costs, and provide tips for jacket care.