A Gore-Tex Active shell with a climbing-oriented cut and feature set, the Mitre Peak is a stripped-down option that will take you from technical summer alpine climbing, through to all seasons and uses in the UK - with the exception of full-on Scottish winter. While it's clearly aimed at mountaineers, we think it has good all-rounder credentials.
Mine hasn’t started wetting out yet - I’m about 4/5 months in. What I’ve founded with modern waterproofs is that they require far more washing and treating. I wash other jackets in Tech Wash regularly and then occasionally reproof using a tumble drier.
>"they require far more washing and treating. I wash other jackets in Tech Wash regularly and then occasionally reproof using a tumble drier."
Indeed, I've been intending to do mine for ages now. So much for the eco friendly credentials of the DWR coatings when you need to regularly treat them with other chemicals to keep the jacket working well.
This week's Friday Night Video is a collection of footage documenting Will Bosi's hard boulder ticks in the Peak and the Lake District from this summer and the last, featuring repeats up to 8C and some gnarly limestone crimps.