Mountain Equipment Arete Down Jacket
One of the most versatile pieces of gear I own is a lightweight down jacket. Commonly known overseas as ‘sweaters’, these close fitting technical duvet jackets provide exceptional warmth for their weight and bulk, but they have only recently become widely available in South Africa. The fashion-stitched Mountain Equipment Arete weighs only 460g, has a windproof outer shell and is stylish enough to wear as a regular day-to-day garment when the mercury drops - or in the pub after a day in the hills.
– Fiona McIntosh