Mr G finally selected the Snow Squall Insulated Jacket. It arrived really quickly, and I managed to resist the temptation of sneaking a peek at it until Mr G arrived home from work. He tore the package open, and gave it a good look over, checking first of all where the mp3 player pocket is..yes there is a pocket to store your mp3 in and a handy hole to thread your ear phones through!
So we have been putting the jacket through rigorous testing, firstly sleeve length..are they long enough? Yes they are even when stretching up high! And there is one of those handy Velcro strips to keep the sleeves tight to your wrists for maximum warmth!
The colour is really nice, it is not quite as bright as the picture on the website shows, but it is a great shade of blue which won't show up to many marks if it is worn either near small children or whilst walking in the countryside! The hood doesn't fold away, but is detachable and could easily be stowed in a pocket. The hood seems to be well designed as Mr G isn't constantly trying to hold it in place and the peak means his face is well protected from some of the worst weather!