Tested: Ox­ford’s £260 tex­tile suit

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

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Tested by Oli Rushby Time tested 7000 miles/four months

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 none of the wa­ter­proof seals have bro­ken, the zip­per on one of my front pock­ets soon be­came stiff and is now com­pletely bro­ken af­ter just four months of use.

Con­tact www.ox­ford­prod­ucts.com Qual­ity ★★★ ★★ Value ★★★★ ★

It’s hard to look stylish in tex­tiles, but for­mer male-model Oli pulls it off

Dashes of fluro add a bit of colour to the suit as well as en­hanc­ing safety

One of the few is­sues Oli found with this Ox­ford suit are its fid­dly zips

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