Our reviewer found this jacket to be very useful for everyday purposes and found its features very helpful
This large sized softshell jacket is stylishly cut, roomy and comfortable. It has a good zip and good closure around the cuffs. The jacket is well made and has a premium product feel about it. It is excellent to wear on its own with a t-shirt when the weather is mild, but needs a fleece or pullover when the temperature on the thermometer drops, making it a good basis for a layering system.
It will keep you dry in a quick shower but not in any prolonged rain and you would be wise to take a lightweight waterproof with you as well. The material is very flexible and moves along with you so it is great to wear for anything a little energetic, like being dragged along by your naughty horse!
A very useful feature of this jacket is the little inner buttonhole, which allows you to thread your headphones into the pocket keeping your Mp3 player safely zipped up. Another useful feature is the wallet pocket handily along the zip. It has elastic pulls inside the two main pockets that tighten the bottom edge of the jacket to keep the wind out. The positioning of these elastic pulls is particularly good, as you don’t have loops of elastic flapping around the bottom of your jacket.
I have used the jacket while cycling. It’s good but not quite long enough at the back for anything other than popping to the shops or the pub. There are no real downsides to this product, apart from the need for another layer when it gets chilly, if the manufacturers added a zip-out fleece liner it would be perfect.
Our reviewer loved this jacket and its features but it wasn't very waterproof if you are caught out in a heavy storm