‘I’ve not been ban­ished… yet’

Spada Stelvio Ad­ven­ture Suit,£339.98

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

Tester Jor­dan Gibbons Time tested 3500 miles/three months What’s good? I was a bit ner­vous at first – would a jacket that looks like stonewashed denim a) still look good af­ter some de­cent miles, and b) re­duce me to an out­cast for wear­ing dou­ble denim? Thank­fully, it still looks fine and I have yet to be ban­ished.

The ther­mal qualities of the jacket are ex­cel­lent, es­pe­cially with the 150g ther­mal liner. I’ve rid­den in tem­per­a­tures hov­er­ing around freez­ing and the suit has kept me warm. The jacket and trousers are decked out with pock­ets (which are wa­ter­proof) and the leg pock­ets have a pleat that stops your pos­ses­sions fall­ing out if you leave them open.

Both the jacket and trousers have a non-re­mov­able wa­ter­proof liner, which ob­vi­ously works a treat as I’ve been caught in some dread­ful rain. The liner is separated from the ther­mal liner too, so it’s vir­tu­ally im­pos­si­ble for wa­ter to make its way up your leg from your boots. Sadly this sys­tem hasn’t been matched on the sleeves though, as wa­ter can make its way onto the ther­mal jacket liner if you’re not care­ful. What’s not? There are three sets of vents for warm weather, but the mag­nets on the front ones aren’t strong enough to keep them open.

Also, I could just be un­lucky, but the leg ma­te­rial ripped (where it stretches around ad­ven­ture boots) af­ter about 3000 miles. Spada re­placed the trousers and I’m sure they’d look af­ter you the same. Con­tact www.spada­cloth­ing.co.uk Qual­ity ++++ + Value ++++ +

Dou­ble denim style is an ac­quired test but it’s a qual­ity suit

Mag­nets on the vents are a bit puny Trousers tore af­ter 3000 miles

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