Jacket review: Dainese Planet GORE-TEX

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Best thing about it: Despite years of use it still doesn’t let in a drop water even in prolonged torrential rain.

Surprisingly warm in winter – warmer than some full-length jackets I’ve tried -yet cool enough for summer once thermal lining is removed.

Body armour and tough-feeling outer provide reassurance, though I’ve luckily never tested its crash protection.

Stylishly understated. Loads of pockets. Possibly my favourite piece of biking kit ever. 

Worst thing about it: Maybe too understated for some. The phrase ‘tramp chic’ has been used. Not exactly high-vis.

Stars (out of five):  *****

Product: Dainese Planet GORE-TEX jacket
Cost: £250
Still available? No. Superseded by Commando GORE-TEX, £309.99, www.dainese.com
Miles covered: 15,000
Time owned: Five years

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Steve Farrell

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