- Price: £150
- Sizes: XS-XXL
- Waterproofing: 15,000ml
- Breathability: 10,000g
Bonfire helpfully categorise their outerwear into ‘Platinum’ and ‘Gold’ collections. Naturally the former is for those looking for high-end clobber that will withstand anything Mother Nature cooks up, but unless you’re chasing after first descents then you should probably save your money. Consider instead the Bonfire Linton jacket, which packs plenty of nifty features without reaching the upper echelons of tech and cost.
Items in the Gold collection still boast great specs; 15K/10K will keep you warm and comfortable, and should last all season long. The insulation is more dense around the torso than on the sleeves, allowing for freer movement without short-changing the area that requires warmth the most. Whatever the weather, the brushed tricot lining ensures that you’ll stay comfortable.
“Bonfire always manage to keep things affordable even when delivering great gear”
It’s definitely capable of heading out to the steep ‘n’ deep; the powder skirt protects you from those unwanted cold blasts, and the mega-comfy hand gaiters keep your sleeves clear of snow all day long. When you’re inbounds, the sleeve pocket provides safe storage for your liftpass, and there’s an internal media pocket that’s perfect for your smartphone or mp3 player.