Musto Sandown softshell jacket
- Pricey for a lightweight coat
- Not waterproof
Price as reviewed:
Our reviewer found the jacket useful for mild, dry weather
I love the appearance of this jacket and it is very comfortable to wear for long periods of time. However, it is not very warm so is best for use in autumn/spring or on summer evenings.
I once made the mistake of wearing the jacket during a heavy downpour and got soaked. It is described as showerproof, but I would only wear it in very light rain. However, it dries quickly and has stayed pretty clean despite wearing to muck out as well as ride.
It’s practically fluorescent (I sampled the coat in “fire orange” but it also comes in black) and has a reflective Musto logo and stripe detailing, so is a good alternative to a high-vis tabard for hacking. The jacket was also very comfortable and breathable for schooling.
The jacket features two useful zipped pockets and a central zip closure. It has Neoprene cuffs that prevent cold draughts going up the sleeves. However, the scooped hem can leave you feeling a little chilly.
I tested the coat in a size 10. This is my usual dress size and it fitted well and wasn’t at all bulky.
I would recommend this jacket as a useful addition to your riding wardrobe if you're not short of cash