A smart winter jacket at an affordable price, the Wildwood gets top marks from our tester

The Wildwood three-quarter length jacket is made from a breathable, waterproof fabric. As well as regular features such as a double rear riding vent and concealed hood, this jacket is designed with unusual extras and has numerous pockets, making it an ideal jacket for busy horseowners.

Available in forest green and charcoal, rust and charcoal or navy and charcoal, the Wildwood comes in unisex XS, S, M, L, XL adult sizes.

Cost around £70.

The Wildwood Junior is also available. Cost around £38.

Tester’s comments

“I absolutely love my Wildwood jacket,” says tester Carol Phillips. “I think the Breezebloc wind stopper, which helps trap heat into the upper body and prevents drafts up the back of the jacket, is a brilliant idea.

“The body of the jacket is quilted which has kept me warm on frosty mornings without the need to add a fleece. And it didn’t leak when I wore it to skip out and hay a yard full of horses in horizontal rain.

“I really like the numerous of pockets, which help me keep my hands free while I’m busy on the yard, and that most are fastened with a zip. I always worry that I could lose important things, such as my keys, out of a Velcro-fastened pocket.

“The concealed hood proved useful when I got caught in a sudden downpour without my waxed hat. I found the soft cord collar really comfortable.

“Lots of people have commented on how smart the jacket looks and are amazed when I tell them the cost. I think it is just as smart as some of the more expensive winter jackets currently available.”

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