Product Review: Richa Infinity jacket (£199.99) and Richa Colorado trousers (£119.99)

What’s good about the Richa Infinity jacket & Colorado trousers?

The jacket reaches between the cracks of budget and mid-priced and features both waterproof and thermal inner layers for the colder, wetter weather. It also has multiple zip-up vents to help keep my core temperature down on hot days, making it a versatile four-season jacket. It offers good value for the price, offering a decent spec with decent armour and a back protector, all CE-approved. The Colorado trousers are also good value but sacrifice some of the overall quality of the Jacket. Once worn in they are comfortable and they have a removable thermal lining and zip vents as well as CE-approved knee armour.

And what’s not?

The Velcro cuff on the neck of the jacket is slightly too short to fasten properly and sometimes has a tendency to come loose while riding. But the biggest problem is the jacket’s waterproof layer, which is quite short and can let water in around my midriff. When subjected to torrential and constant rain on long trips, both the jacket and the trousers have eventually let water in. Finally, a couple of the zip pulls have come off on both the jacket and the trousers, making the zips harder to use with gloves on. The trouser fit is also a bit unflattering. I’m usually a medium, but with these I had to go up to a large and even those was tight until I’d worn them in. I know we all go a bit overboard at Christmas, but this felt a little excessive.

Time tested

Three months/4500 miles

Contact

www.nevis.uk.com

Quality rating

3/5 

Value rating

3/5