Alf takes a look at a hard shell, all year-round jacket that is definitely worth taking a look at.
WEBSITE: Sherpa Lithang Jacket
WHAT THEY SAY: "Lithang is a town in the Kham Region of Eastern Tibet. Located at an altitude of 4,014 m (13,169 ft), it's one of the highest towns in the world, and home to several famous Buddhist figures. The grasslands of Lithang County, in southwestern Tibet, are surrounded by high mountains – and the weather can change in a heartbeat. When it does, you want to be wearing this hard shell jacket. Made of our own Himaltec®, a 3-layer stretch laminate made of 100% polyester with a 100% nylon backing, it will keep you dry and warm when the elements are wet and cold. And there's stretch built right in, so you will feel unrestricted as you hike, climb, and trek through whatever the weather brings you."
WHAT ALF SAYS: If you’re looking for a hard shell for year-round use, and at a good price, the Lithang is worth considering. It’s made from a lightweight, waterproof, breathable, stretchy fabric and is good looking, and if you like lots of volume in the pockets of your jacket, you’ll love it.