CRAGHOPPER Endurance Lite, £78,

This 450g waterproof comes with a lifetime guarantee and in black, grey and blue options; it’s a sensibly styled garment for wearing on or off the bike.

Considering the price, it’s a little short on features though — there are no pit-zips or taped seams, and the double-layer AquaDry fabric isn’t super breathable. However, it proved itself very waterproof and compacts well into the supplied stuff-sack, even if the creases hang around a fair while after you’ve dug it out. The drawstring hood, elasticated cuffs and hem all help keep rain at bay too.

It’s a useful jacket that’s compact enough to carry around all day and smart enough to wear down the pub. Sizes S-XXL. MC

PROS Waterproofing, packability
CONS Expect more for the money