The first day I wore it the weather was truly British – lashing rain, high winds and very chilly. However, I had horses to ride and lessons to teach all day in the elements so the challenge was set! So first test was riding comfort which involved jumping some rails and a hedge and it passed with flying colours. No riding up in the body, sleeves clearly designed to be long enough so no upward seepage from the wrist. The additional zipped air vents stopped overheating while being active in the saddle. I was still dry and comfortable when I dismounted. Result!