Product Review: Halvarssons Electra Jacket and Prince Trousers

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Halvarssons Electra Jacket, £369 and Prince Trousers, £279

Tester: Alison Silcox

Time tested: Eight months/3500 miles

What's good? The jacket has proven itself to be warm and totally waterproof in some awful conditions. The quality of the zips seems good, they’re chunky and substantial, and the kit has a temperature-regulated lining that helps keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, I’ve worn it in varying conditions and have neither overheated nor been chilly, so the kit works. For warmer days there are ventilation zips on both the jacket and trousers and in the cooler weather I do always wear thermal layers too just to be on the safe side. Rather than wearing a separate back protector having one in the jacket is great. It costs an extra £54 but makes life easier. I’m not one for wearing hi-viz layers normally but the zip-in vest has proved useful when riding on the continent during the summer because it’s not a permanent feature.

What's not: The leather panel on the seat of the trousers is great for making sure they don’t slip on my seat, but it does mean that I get a cold bum if I’ve not got my thermal underwear on when the weather is inclement.


Value rating: 4/5

Quality rating: 4/5

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Alison Silcox

By Alison Silcox

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