‘Waterproof and warm but some zip issues’

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Time tested: 7000 miles/four months

Price: Oxford Misano Textile Jacket £129.99, Continental 2.0 trousers £129.99 

What’s good? This Oxford suit is great value for money. I’ve ridden more than 7000 miles in a range of conditions from 25° sunshine to ice and snow. Even after riding seven hours on French motorways in torrential rain, I was bone dry under the suit at the end of the day. It’s
not just me that was dry either, the contents of my outside front pockets were also suitably sheltered from the deluge of rain.

In the summer, after removing the thermal lining, both the jacket and trousers are light and can be made even more airy with the numerous vents. With the thermal lining, it’s warm enough to keep you cosy on a late autumn/early winter’s day but as the temperature goes down you’ll definitely need undergarments!

There’s plenty of storage space, both inside and out on the jacket and outside on the trousers and I’m yet to find a pocket that isn’t waterproof. 

What’s not? I’ve found some of the zips to be a little bit fiddly. While noneofthewaterproofsealshave broken, the zipper on one of my front pockets soon became stiff and is now completely broken after just four months of use.

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing