K-Way Le Vrai Claude 3.0
With this lovely British weather we have been having(!) I was pleased be able to review this all weather, wind proof, rain proof pack away K-Way jacket. The Claude 3.0 is a classic lightweight full zip K-Way mac which comes in a variety of bright colours such as hibiscus (which is the one I reviewed), yellow mustard, violet, and many more.
This original pac-a-mac is a unisex water resistant, breathable, windbreaker. A loose fitting garment with a really handy pac-a-way side pocket. The evolved Claude features a new fabric and elastic draw cords on the bottom and on the hood with 100% water resistant Nylon Ripstop and heat taped seams.
Walking – I first tested this jacket out with a walk up Ingleborough. There was never a better day to text a windproof jacket. The winds were so strong at the top that I got blown off my feet twice. The jacket however was great! I suffer from ear ache in strong winds but the hood with its draw cord fastened kept my head warm and wind free. My body was warm, the wind did not seem to be coming through the jacket at all.
The fit is good. I am usually a size 8 or 10. I ordered a small jacket and it was roomy but a good fit. When ordering, sizes range from small up to XL. I could fit many layers underneath (I feel the cold!) so I was really happy with it and it is so lightweight and small that is fits into a rucksack easily. If you are travelling light and have no ruck sack the coat transforms into a waist bag that can fasten around your waist until you need it, making it perfect for walking, cycling or running.
The jacket retails at £75 (with free UK postage) and is available from https://www.k-way.co.uk