REVIEWED: Trespass Faris TP50
Good value 3 in 1 waterproof jacket stuffed with handy pockets
Layering. Great in theory, but very hard to do successfully in practice. Glasgow-based Trespass has taken the waterproof + 260gsm fleece approach here, with the latter zipping into the former to create a snug all-weather coat that’s as good for cold as for a downpour.
The Faris is warm. OK, do not goose-down warm, but worn with a base layer the fleece cuffs complete with Velcro strap stop any drafts. Perfect for dragging a pair of gloves over, the Faris is wind-proof elsewhere, with no underarm zips to let in any air.
Either side of the zip are two pockets for gadgets and snacks, though neither can take a map. Shame. However, they’re fleeced, so perfect for storing a lens cap or a filter for a camera. On the inside of the coat, the other side of the zipped fleece, is a third stash pocket and another open pocket for stowing a phone.
Unfurl the adjustable hood from inside the collar and pooper it to the coat, and you’ve got a highly waterproof coat complete with taped seams. The multi-season Faris is pretty heavy, but so hardy and versatile that it’s worth considering for travel in cold or rainy conditions.