RST Pro Series Adventure 2 jacket £249.99 and trousers £199.99
Tester: Tony Hoare
Time tested: Three months/1000 miles
What’s good? Versatility is excellent with RST’s range-topping adventure suit, which has a removable waterproof and breathable membrane and a zip-in thermal liner. There are vented panels all over the place, space in the upper back for a water reservoir and a pocket at the lower back can be detached and worn as a waistpack. I wouldn’t be surprised to discover a campstove tucked away somewhere. It’s also comfortable, waterproof as claimed and the outer shell is made from good quality materials with Ballistic nylon at key impact points. It’s equipped with a full set of armour including a CE-approved back protector and the all-in price of less than £450 represents good value.
What’s not? The jacket cuffs are too narrow to fit easily over gloves and it’s similar for the bottom of the legs, where the waterproof membrane is tricky to get over the chunky boots favoured by most adventure riders. My biggest beef is that the internal chest pocket can only be accessed by partially unzipping the waterproof membrane, making it harder to access phones and wallet. It also means they’re not protected by the waterproof membrane and both have got damp when riding in the rain. The waterproof membrane isn’t terribly breathable, so it gets sticky on warm days.
Quality rating: 3/5
Value rating: 4/5