Frank Thomas Raptor jacket, £159.99
8000 miles/18 months
After 8000 miles of riding in mostly bad weather the Raptor has performed admirably. The jacket is comfy and the extended collar helps to stop the wind going down your back. The lining is easy to change. It doesn’t do one thing brilliantly, just does most things well. Full length zip attaching it to trousers is useful.
On very cold mornings it doesn’t keep all the cold out. But it still keeps a lot of the winter weather outside. Riding in heavy rain for any length of time will see water eventually come through, but again only a small amount will get through.
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