Alpinestars Stella Excursion Gore-Tex Jacket and Pants
Miles covered/time: 2000/three months
What’s good: Riding through one of the wettest springs on record this kit has kept me dry and toasty. The jacket fits well, the Velcro adjusters at the waist keep it nipped in and the full zip makes sure there are no draughty gaps.
The cuffs are wide enough to stick my gloves under them and the Velcro tabs tighten which stop the sleeves riding up. With the sun bright in the sky the other day, and under the misapprehension of summer actually arriving,
I removed the quilted liner only to find I was rather chilly after my commute to work. At least this proves the lining does work.
What’s not: It is quite expensive, at £349.99 for the jacket and £249.99 for the pants, but you get what you pay for.