Sporty and functional ladies outdoor coat – windproof, waterproof, breathable. With detachable hood and fashionable stand-up collar. With adjustable waist. With zipper side pockets and 2-way-zip. With Cavallo-metal-label on the left sleeve. Function: waterproof: 3000 mm, breathable: 3000mg/m2. Material: 100% polyester. From the new Cavallo Summer Highlights 2013.
We weren’t supposed to stumble across this super-stylish yet incredibly useful jacket. Just before we launched TheGaitpost.com at Badminton in May, we had ordered some jackets from a well-know equestrian brand but they failed to deliver them in time and despite our desperate pleas, we were jacket-less. Not the end of the world you may say, however it was, because we had the lovely embroiderer extraordinaire, Sam Mayo, on stand by to put our gorgeous logo on them. Panic not, as in all emergencies, there is only one person to call and that is the unflappable Martin at Harley Equestrian. He showed us a few options but it was Cavallo’s Waldana rain coat that won the day.
Straight away it is a much more flattering fit than many of the bomber type of jackets available – but then we weren’t buying this to ride in (although we do). It is waisted and comes down to the top of your wellies so no more soggy knees. It has all the lovely details that you would expect from a European brand: great hood, useful pockets and plenty more plus it is so light that you can literally scrunch it up and shove it in your bag although we were so excited to have it, that we tied it round our waists when the rain did stop chucking it down and let everyone see our smart new logo!
It is properly rain proof and so useful as it is an extra layer without the bulk. It isn’t going to keep you warm on a wintery day, but at this time of year when the forecast is unpredictable, it is a welcome addition to have handy. Finally a coat that allows you to keep dry without overheating! The Cavallo Waldana Rain Coat is a must !
Available at Harley Equestrian £195 01327 260818