Hein Gericke Tricky III Gore-Tex jacket and pant (£309.99 and £229.99)
Tester: Liam Marsden
Miles covered/time: Two months/1000 miles
What's good? It’s comfy, light and has kept me dry even in monsoon-like rain. It has two zips at the front instead of one to make sure the wind and rain stays out. I rarely bother to fasten both but no water or wind gets through. The thermal lining keeps me lovely and warm on cold morning on the A1. The pants are as good as the matching jacket. They’re incredibly waterproof and, with the thermal lining attached, keep my legs incredibly snug. There are no fancy colours or masses of pockets. They just do what they’re supposed to and do it well.
What's not? So far the only problem I’ve encountered with this jacket is the sleeves and cuffs. The cuffs only zip shut – there’s no Velcro to tighten them around your wrists and the arms are a bit short for me, meaning sometimes the cuffs on my gloves slip off the arms and the wind travels up the inside of the sleeves. I’m not sure if there are any downsides with these trousers. The left leg always rides up above my boots on long journeys. But I seem to experience this with all textile trousers.