Our reviewer liked the look of this stylish, lightweight jacket but was a little sceptical about its durability

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 8

Horseware HP Aura Padded Down Jacket

Fit:9/10
Performance:8/10
Value for money:7/10

Pros:

  • Stylish
  • Tailored fit
  • Lightweight
  • Warm

Cons:

  • Not very hardwearing
  • No secure (zipped) pockets
  • Best if it is tumble dried

Product:

Horseware HP Aura padded down jacket: review

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£139.99
TAGS:

20150520_145102I like this jacket. On first impressions I thought it’s really stylish and very lightweight for a winter jacket, and something I would wear at an event rather than every day at the yard.

This black padded jacket is a limited edition line from the Horseware Platinum collection, its 100% nylon and filled with duck down. The branding is discreet with a HP badge on the sleeve and a small badge on the back. It has a zip that runs to the top of the collar to keep the wind out and two outside pockets with stud fastenings and an inside pocket. It comes in a range of sizes from XS to XXL and the sizing is accurate with XS being a UK 8 – 10. It also has an adjustable waistband to create a more fitted look. Its machine washable but better tumble 20150520_145121dried due to the duck down fill.

It’s very lightweight, comfortable to wear and kept me warm riding in the cold, however it’s not suitable for wet weather due to the down fill, and also I don’t think it would be that hard wearing if worn every day for general stable duties.

In summary I would recommend this jacket, it’s stylish, lightweight, warm and comfortable, however being part of the Platinum collection it does come with a slightly higher price tag!

A suggestion to improve the product would be to have a least one zipped internal pocket.

Verdict

A stylish but pricey jacket which possibly wouldn't withstand a full winter out in the elements

Details

Adjustable waistband:
Colour:Black