Our reviewer found this coat to be perfect for the unpredictable British weather, plus comfortable and flattering
I tested the Tredstep Solo Pro competition coat in black in a size 14. I am usually a size 12 on top, however I often find it quite difficult to find a show jacket that fits well around my chest, especially if they are fitted, hence why I opted for a size up in this jacket.
When the jacket arrived I found that it did fit well around my chest, yet looked a tiny bit big around my waist and arms. I’d therefore be tempted to try it in a size down after all, and would recommend that others go and try one on before buying, especially those of you who also find it somewhat difficult to get a show jacket to fit well. However, despite this the jacket is still very comfortable to ride in, allows freedom of movement and gives a flattering fit.
The Solo Pro competition coat is a smart, traditional looking jacket. It is made from a technical, dual-layer fabric, which has breathable, moisture-wicking, stretchable and water-repellent properties. This makes it the perfect jacket for the unpredictable British weather! In addition to this it is soft to touch and the fabric looks like it is good quality, meaning that the jacket looks more expensive than it is.
The jacket has a four-button front with a hidden zipper to prevent unsightly gapping and a double-vented back. I find this especially useful for showjumping classes as it allows for extra movement. The jacket also has an innovative interchangeable collar, which allows you to zip it off and replace it with a different coloured collar in a matter of seconds — perfect for those of us who like to mix up our look every now and again.
Overall it is a versatile jacket, which is suitable for a variety of disciplines and is comfortable and flattering