Pay specific attention to the construction of the jacket, as there you will find important answers to the questions you may have. How many layers are there? Does the design ensure wicking? And which elements, such as the front zips, underarm vents, or pockets, can be used to reduce body heat and increase breathability and comfort?
Alongside this, many jackets come with specific features that will add enormous benefits depending on the activity you’re going to be using them for. For instance, if you’re climbing, having pockets above the height of your harness will be a great benefit. Likewise, large internal pockets make it easy to keep maps and valuables dry on wetter hiking trips.