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Tested: Spada Burnout jacket : By Kane Dalton

Wet weather test for Spada's all season jacket

I commute to London and was looking for a comfortable all-weather textile jacket. I also wanted something I could throw on with my Kevlar jeans when I pop down the road to the café on the weekend.

I usually wear full race leathers but this is not always practical when I am stopping off to see clients at work.

The jacket is made of a tough ‘Maxdura’ protective outer shell, it has a fixed waterproof and breathable lining and a removable thermal lining, handy for the changeable weather. It means I can leave home with the thermal lining attached and remove it on warmer evenings.  There are also zip vents in the shoulders and back for better air flow on hot days. 

So how does the all-season Burnout jacket stand up to the worst of British weather? I got a chance to find out last week when I got caught in the rain for an hour on the ride home and arrived dry below the jacket.

I am always concerned with being seen at night and wear a brightly coloured helmet and reflective bands. The Burnout comes with reflective panels built-in, so it's a bit more peace of mind in the dark.

The jacket packs standard with CE approved body armour in the shoulders, arms and back. The armour sits comfortably in all the right places without slipping and on the arms there are external straps to hold the sleeves in place. The back armour feels thin and I always wear my back protector with this jacket.

The jacket has a comfortable neck lining and the velcro neck fastener helps keep out the cold wind. 

There are only two external and two internal pockets - I might have preferred a couple more. That said, the front pockets are roomy enough to take a wallet and a mobile.

The jacket can be zipped to a pair of trousers making it more practical for really bad weather.

You get a lot of jacket for your money and it feels higher-quality than the price would suggest. It comes in male and female sizes: M, L, XL, XXL

Price: £129.99

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