Ox­ford Rain seal Jacket £34.99 & Trousers £24.99

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

Tester Richard New­land

Time tested Six months/8000 miles

What’s good? I’ve had a lot of wa­ter­proof over suits dur­ing my 25-year rid­ing ca­reer, and most have been ut­terly use­less. I don’t like one­piece suits, so al­ways go for sep­a­rates, and this pair­ing from Ox­ford hasn’t let me down yet. There’s a lot to like as well. They’re sub­stan­tially made, with good thick ma­te­rial, wa­ter re­sis­tant seams, ad­justable cuffs, waist and an­kles, and re­flec­tive ar­eas. I re­ally like the fact that the jacket has a full zip front, al­low­ing you to put it on mid-ride with­out tak­ing your hel­met and gloves off. They feel re­ally rugged and sim­ple, have kept me bone dry (so far), and are sized to fit over your kit. So if you’re a Large jacket size, you need a Large – not an XL to fit over your other kit. Jack­ets range from S to 5XL, trousers from S to 6XL. They each come in a small zip bag, but you can fit both in just one bag for ease of trans­port.

What’s not? They pack down pretty small, but they are in­her­ently dense and heavy com­pared to some you can buy these days. As such they will take up a fair por­tion of your ruck­sack/ pan­nier – but that’s the price you pay for dura­bil­ity and qual­ity.

Con­tact www.ox­ford­prod­ucts.com Qual­ity Value

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