Jacket review: Scott Racer blouson

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Scott Racer blouson, £399
Miles covered/time:
2000/four months.

What's good? It looks ace, it's satisfyingly weighty once on (yet not intrusively so), it features useful (yet cleverly disguised) reflective panels, it's classically styled, it's not too tight (meaning it's good for pub use as well as B1049 blasting), and it's from one of the coolest brands in biking and outdoor sports.

All the zips and poppers (being satisfyingly chunky) are easy to deal with in summer gloves, and there's a degree of adjustability built in, too.

What's not? I'd question the logic in having two poppers to fasten at the neck; it seems a bit like form over function. Otherwise, this feels like a jacket built to last. The price is a touch on the salty side, though.

Rating: 4/5

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