Aqua Products | F12 Clothing

RRP: From £74.99 | www.aquaproducts.co.uk

Hot on the heels of the recent Pioneer launch, is the rebirth of another Aqua classic. For some time now there has been a bit of a gap in the market between low-end clothing and super-expensive items that have been sourced from other outdoor pursuits for a good quality set of waterproofs. With one or two other brands having released their own in the past year or so, Aqua have now decided to reveal their own take on the solution.

Enter the F12 Torrent range, then. This top and bottom set will strike a chord with anybody who remembers the original Force 12 clothing from a decade or so ago. Both are made from a durable, hard-wearing, 3-ply polyester with a tricot lining and a TPU membrane which carries a 10,000mm hydrostatic head rating, guaranteeing you’ll be kept bone-dry in the very worst conditions.

Despite the rugged construction and ability of the material, they are lightweight and both pieces fold away into their own very small stuff-sacks, meaning they are ideal for tucking into an outer pocket on your rucksack or carryall for emergencies.

They feature adjustable, zipped ankles, so you can throw them on over your boots, two weather-sealed zip pockets and cold-finger-friendly cord adjustments for the waist and cuffs on the respective garments.

Mick Clifford