Name: Michael Machin From: East Sussex Riding for: Close to 4 years
Price paid for it: Jacket £59.99; Boots £59.99; Gloves £11.99
What type of riding do you do: Social, domestic and pleasure
Tell us about it: The jacket from the brand ‘Black’ (Cool-It Pro jacket) is a 3/4 length touring jacket, with a quilted liner and also a ‘Reissa’ waterproof liner, making it suitable for all seasons,and is suitably vented.
The jacket also comes with CE armour for the shoulders and elbows, and has an integral pocket to add a back protector.
For the price I paid I wasn’t expecting top quality, but was pleasantly surprised just how well put together this jacket is. I’ve paid double in the past for inferior quality items, which makes this very comfortable product extremely good value.
The boots are also from the ‘Black’ range (Oxygen Elite). They’r very sturdy and comfortable, which make them excellent value. They come with a Hipora membrane, and have ankle and shin support. From the first time of wearing these boots they felt very comfortable and required no ‘breaking in’.
The ‘Black’ gloves are a cruiser style made with Analine leather, benefitting from extra palm padding and double stitching in relevant areas, they are short cuffed and suitable for all but the coldest days.
As with all products in the ‘Black’ range they are all very affordable yet do not compromise on quality. The only possible slight negative is the fact that at this present time there is only one stockist of the range (Ghost Bikes) which means receiving orders via their courier (always reliable I may add) if you live a distance away from their store. Personally I live a very long distance but have encountered no problems with any of the purchases made.
More info: www.ghostbikes.com
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