It's Friday, the end of the week, and I'm feeling in a critical mood.
I was flicking through the current issue of trail on the train this morning wading through the adverts looking for something to pique (should that be peak?) my flagging interest when I spotted a review of kids waterproofs. Handy I've been thinking about getting Ben a 'proper' waterproof for when we step out onto the hills.
Six jackets tested; each review read.
The Berghaus jacket pros and cons was most revealing: "... not as waterproof as other jackets." Strange, I thought, did I miss something? Five of the six jackets were given the same rating* which included the Berghaus jacket.
Then the second half the paragraph stated: "...not as light as other jackets." Another second take revealed that three of the jackets were heavier, one was virtually the same weight, and the Marmot was lightest by far.
Journalistic licence or just laziness.
At least they've cut down on the number pictures of people mugging at the camera.
*They rate jackets using three levels of waterproofness; waterproof, very waterproof and extremely waterproof.