Our reviewer loved this jacket for winter riding, but warns if you are looking for ultimate protection against the elements, you may want to look for an alternative jacket which is longer in length
The jacket is available in sizes XS (eight) – XXL (18) in grey or electric blue. I trialed a small jacket in electric blue. I loved the vibrant colour and the added detail of the embroidered New Zealand flag on the sleeve.
The jacket is a fairly generous fit and allows you to layer up on colder days. However, it is quite short and does not offer the option of pulling the bottom tight around your body, so on wintry rides this area is left feeling a bit exposed.
The coat has back vents, which unzip for a better fit when riding and features plenty of pockets. On the outside of the jacket there are two zipped side pockets and two zipped breast pockets. There is also a handy phone pocket with Velcro fastening on the inside. I was left with ample room for phone, car keys, carrots etc.
The jacket is incredibly comfortable with a silky lining and soft cuffs underneath the waterproof sleeves. It is also warm with a quilted padded lining.
I used the jacket around the yard as well as out riding and it is completely waterproof and provides good protection from the wind, except for the length as mentioned.
The jacket is an attractive design and although it isn’t the most flattering fit with a straight up and down cut, it doesn’t bulge out in the middle like some riding coats.
I would recommend this jacket as an attractive and robust winter staple, suitable for use in and out of the saddle. However, on the coldest days a longer jacket may be a better option, or one that can be pulled in at the bottom.
An attractive and robust winter staple, suitable for use in and out of the saddle