Horse & Hound's buying guides feature the best kit on the market. This week we bring you 12 of the best blouson jackets, suitable for all weather conditions
1. Townend Curtis blouson
This blouson features a cosy fleece lining and collar for added warmth. It is showerproof and breathable and has a ribbed elastic hem and cuffs for extra protection from the wind, an internal secure zip pocket and fleece lined zip front pockets. The Townend appliqué is present on the sleeve, and a “The Choice of Champions” hang tag is present on the back. Machine washable, available in black or navy and sizes XS-XL.
Visit: www.townenddirect.com or call 01522 529206
2. Pikeur Marasha Blouson – Premium Collection
The Pikeur Marasha is a superb blouson jacket from the Pikeur Premium Collection and available through Dressage Deluxe. It is made from a very fine outer fabric that has a slight sheen and has a stand-up collar that is enhanced with a contrasting striped trim. The Marasha also has silver detail stitching, the Pikeur logo on the left side of the chest, two front pockets with shiny silver zips and knitted cuffs and hem both made from a striped blue and stone fabric to match the collar. Available in light blue and dark stone and sizes 6-16.
3. Horseware Corrib jacket
This jacket makes for a good club or team jacket for customisation. Showerproof and breathable outer shell, and a soft anti-pilling fleece lining. Functional and versatile, with a concealed hood, two way zip and adjustable drawstring hem. The jacket is machine washable and comes in colours navy, chocolate or black. Sizes XXS-XXL.
4. Champion Aintree blouson
The Aintree blouson jacket from Champion is fully waterproof and breathable, with taped seams to protect you from the elements, whatever the weather. With an anti-pill fleece lining for extra warmth, elasticated cuffs and hem and a practical concealed hood. Available in black and sizes XXS-XXL.
Visit: www.championhats.co.uk; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0113 270 7000
5. Toggi Newmarket jacket
This fabulous blouson jacket from Toggi features a cosy fleece lining and is totally, 100% waterproof while it remains fully breathable. The Newmarket also features a concealed zip that provides full access to the back of the jacket, which makes it extremely easy to embroider and personalise with your yard or riding club name, or anything else you might like! Available in black, chocolate, navy or fuschia and sizes XXS-XXL.
Visit: www.toggi.com; email email@example.com or call 0113 270 7000
6. euro-star Robin
Unisex blouson jacket made of windproof, breathable and waterproof farbic with sealed seams and a removable hood. Available in taupe, red, strong blue and navy. Sizes XXS – XXL.
7. PK Sportswear Famous jacket
The chic jacket is fashionable with its on trend biker look. The Famous jacket has the PK logo printed on the back and reflective piping on the side and back panels. Secured with popper button fastenings and decorated with mesh material, the jacket is water repellent and breathable.
8. Cavallo Eileen waterproof jacket
The Eileen is a waterproof and windproof jacket with the Cavallo logo stitched on the left sleeve. It’s very popular and one of the line’s best sellers. This washable jacket is available in marine blue, signal red and cold grey.
9. Alan Paine Cambridge gents waterproof blouson
This lightweight jacket is crafted from a robust soft Polyester moss suede. It has a water repellent outer, is fully waterproof and breathable and will keep you comfortable in testing conditions. The jacket features a fleece lined collar, a centre zip fastening with storm flap underneath, zip secured hand-warmer pockets, Velcro adjustable cuffs and an elasticated hem to keep the wind out. Available in soft oak brown or soft navy in sizes S to 5XL.
10. Arka Equipe Dada Sport Flipper jacket
Exclusive to Arka Equipe in the UK, this jacket is adjustable fit with a cotton lining for maximum comfort. Available in khaki, with a stand-out coral zipper and tone on tone braid on the pockets. Coral ‘Dada Sport’ embroidery, with golden rivets.
RRP: Currently £89 reduced from £119
11. Mark Todd blouson jacket
A practical jacket for wearing on the yard or at shows and events. Featuring a fleece lining with a high, fleece lined collar, the jacket has an internal zip in the lining to allow access for team embroidery if required. Availble in red, navy, black, hunter green, brugundy or grape and sizes XS-XL.
Visit: www.wefi.co.uk or call 01303 872277
12. Just Togs Caspia blouson jacket
This stunning Just Togs Caspia blouson jacket is lightweight and practical, ideal for riding and leisure wear. The technical fabric offers waterproof, windproof and breathable qualities making this a good choice for riding in all weathers, all year round. It has side zip pockets with a warm fleece lining and elasticated waist and cuffs. The branding on the jacket is subtle with the Just Togs shield embroidered on the chest and logo to the back of the jacket. Available in sizes XS-XXL.
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