RST Pro Series CPX-C leather jacket, £259.99
Tester: Tony Hoare
Time tested: Nine months/1500 miles
What’s good? It’s highly ventilated through the perforations on the front panel and through the stretch fabric panels inside the arms, which is ideal on hot summer days. The fit is ideal for me, with a bit of room for what would be generously called the ‘good living pouch’ and there are adjusters at the waist to draw it back in if I’ve been a good boy and eaten my greens for a few weeks. It’s a solid jacket that comes with a CE-approved back protector for convenience and is available at a good price. The removable thermal lining covers the body, meaning arms remain flexible.
What’s not? The leather grain is not as consistent as top-notch jackets and some of the perforations were blocked as the machine hadn’t cleared the sections that should have been punched through. The red colour is eye-bleedingly bright and the RST branding is very prominent, but that is a matter of taste rather than an objective criticism.
Quality rating: 3/5
Value rating: 4/5