Our reviewer recommends this quality waterproof jacket that is good value for money
I was offered the chance to test this jacket at the end of one of the wettest Junes known to man (possibly), during which I had found my old lightweight jacket to be not as waterproof as it had been so I said yes please.
Then of course, as soon as I got it, the rain stopped and the sun came out, so on that basis alone, I would recommend it.
But should it be the case that this jacket does not have magical rain-deflecting properties, it’s still pretty good.
It fits as expected; I ordered my normal size and it’s fine, with room underneath to add a few layers and still look good. It would also be suitable to wear not at the yard as it’s smart and stylish; well cut and fitted and a nice colour.
It’s lightweight, not bulky, very comfortable to ride in (the zip is two-way but I didn’t need to unzip from the bottom while in the saddle) and, as I found out on a few hacks, completely waterproof, with no damp seeping in around the seams.
The (removable) hood is a good size, which isn’t the case with some jackets in my experience; you don’t have to hold it on to keep your head dry!
A nice feature is the stretchy material used at the ends of the sleeves, I assume to prevent draughts. It’s comfortable, although if I were looking for faults, I’d mention the yellow wasn’t a great choice for this part of the jacket, as it soon looked dirty with everyday wear on the yard.
As mentioned above, I added a few layers underneath which meant I was warm enough in it until November but as I feel the cold, the Tottie has now been hung up until the clocks change.
For someone who isn’t as much of a wimp as me, this could be a winter jacket, as it is warmer than its lightweight feel would suggest, but it is definitely more of a spring/autumn product.
Overall, this is a good quality jacket at a reasonable price and I would recommend it