RRP: £89.99 | http://www.alpinestars.com | Tested by: Carli Ann Smith
Whether it’s tipping it down or you simply get caught in an unexpected shower, this two piece set is perfect to pack into your rucksack or throw on over your riding gear. It comes in a handy carry bag and, unlike many waterproofs, it is easy to fit them back in.
The jacket features reflective details and the trademark star so that everyone can see you coming. The suit is available in black, yellow and orange – the latter two will make sure you definitely stand out. Water will be kept out by the elasticated cuffs and the bottom of the trousers feature a clever layout of Velcro meaning you can get your leg through with your boot on, but then wrap it up tight and fasten up. I love the fact you can put it on with your boots on with ease – boots on with how many times have we all hopped around at the side of the road attempting to put on a rainsuit?
A dual front flap ensures that even if you’re blasted with wind and rain your front remains dry as a bone. At nearly £90 the price is at the premium end of the market however, but with this comes the prestige of the name as well as the experience and heritage of the brand.