Product: Hein Gericke Basic II rainsuit (£44.99)
Miles covered/time: 1000
What’s good? It packs down quite small. It is possible to put it on without taking your boots off. If you dream of walking around in a black crisp packet, then this is the suit for you.
What’s not? It lets water in. In rain the zip down the front leaks. The bottom of the zip is level with your right thigh so it looks like you’ve pissed yourself. This isn’t an ideal feature. The wrist cuffs are also really tight so if you have gauntlet style gloves it’s almost impossible to tuck them inside the suit. This means you can have damp arms as well as having it look like you have a weak bladder.