Country Innovation Aperture jacket review

With more pockets than a pool hall and an ultra-tough construction, the Aperture is ideal for winter wildlife watching

5 Star Rating

Digital Camera World Verdict

Almost every photographer knows how it feels to stand out in the cold and the dark, trying for hours to get that perfect shot, so a decent jacket that can withstand the elements can make a big difference. The Aperture's gives welcome weather protection and at-your-side kit storage for those long photographic stake-outs.


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    Great quality

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    Pockets for everything

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    Water proof and windproof


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    Sizing on the large side

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The old adage that you can never have too much storage rings particularly true on a long photography shoot. If you’re staked out for hours tracking elusive wildlife, there’s nothing quite like having all your key lenses, filters and accessories easily to hand, rather than buried in a kit bag.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.