The newly updated version of the Hot Pack 6 Jacket from Sportful is easily their best and most effective to date. For an item this lightweight (an astonishing 86g), it’s amazing just how much windproof power it carries in its fabric, and its close, ergonomic fit means reduced noise on drag on fast downhill runs. Further protection is provided by a high collar, elastic cuffs and minimal seaming on the front prevents rain from entering at that key point.
Despite all of this, the Hot Pack 6 manages to maintain a high degree of breathability, mainly thanks to venting in the back. This jacket also takes the indecision out of whether to take a jacket on a changeable day, as it comes with its own internal stuff sack to pop it in a bag or pocket until it’s required.