An enduring favourite from Bristol-based Weise, the Nevada ST really shows what’s possible for less than £150. It feels good, works well and looks smart.
The outer layer uses a Ripstop fabric that’s resistant to tearing, and has stretch panels on the shoulders and elbows which allow a relatively close fitting jacket to be flexible and comfortable. There are small but effective reflective details.
There are size adjusters on the collar, arms and sides, again helping get the fit just right. The outer pockets, at the hips, are closed with zips and poppers, and have concealed hand cosies.
Waterproofing is provided by a sewn-in drop liner, and the soft, light thermal liner zips out. There are two front vents and one at the rear, and three waterproof internal pockets.
This jacket feels much classier and more substantial than most of the other jackets here, it’s a pleasure to wear and it kept us dry in sustained heavy rain. It could, however, be warmer – and a longer Velcro collar tab would be welcome too.
Price includes: CE-approved back, shoulder and elbow armour