Issue 116 of Trek & Mountain provides an insightful group test of lightweight technical shells. Of course we were pleased to see our waterproof Pulsar smock make it into the Editors Picks.
The editor's choice paints an inviting picture of the Pulsar which performs impressively against the competition:
Our other Editors choice pick is the Alpkit Pulsar smock - it is light, packable and stretchy, has good venting options and a hood that while not technically helmet compatible will accommodate most lids. It is also really great value for money so if you're looking for a no-nonsense waterproof layer and are on a tight budget, definitely take a look at this one.
Lightweight technical shells are an ever evolving category, and one which is well suited to activities where you need unrestricted movement. With the introduction of more environmentally friendly design choices such as PFC free DWR's the Pulsar is an enticing option for those seeking an affordable, efficient solution in outdoor gear.