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Waterproof and insulated while still offering a flattering cut - can Eider's mid-range, do-it-all jacket really deliver on all fronts? We put it to the test.

Price
£350
Quality
9
Comfort
8
Value
8
Performance
9
Overall Score
8
+
A feature list that just works - everything you need and nothing you don't
A touch heavy, but that shouldn't worry the intended user unduly

Sitting in the middle of the Eider range is the Camber 3.0 jacket; classic, smart Euro-styling and fully featured, this is a jacket aimed at the strong piste or all-mountain skier.

The features appear to tick all the right boxes. It has 15k/15k waterproofing and breathability with fully taped seams, and a nice amount of E-loft insulation. It's indicative of the quality engineering that the insulation does nothing to spoil the cut, and that sharp style is as evident as it usually is in Eider clothing. The cut also balances the roominess inside - big enough for layers and small enough to remain cosy without.

Pockets are abundant - two hand-warmers, two chest, lift pass pocket on the sleeve and a big stretchy glove/bottle stash inside. The hood is big and removable and the collar is high and well-fitting which makes it super-cosy.

A slight niggle is the size of the cuff openings - a little too small to go over bulky gloves, despite being adjustable. Either very low profile gloves, or else ones with a large opening would be most compatible. The jacket is also lacking in wrist gaiters, the benefits of which are a matter of opinion of course.

The face fabrics vary through the jacket, being super-burly on the arms and shoulders, and lighter on the torso, which aids movement and keeps the weight down to 1100 grams - not what we'd call lightweight, but this isn't a techy mountaineers jacket.

Overall this is classic Eider, and will be a sure fire winner with resort skiers and all-mountain lovers.