RRP: £199.99 to £219.99
Sizes: S to 6XL
Colours: Black, Green, Sand
Star rating: 8 stars
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Although vintage in appearance, the Richa Bonneville jacket has all the modern technical features you’d expect from a brand-new motorcycle jacket. It’s fashioned from quality waxed cotton from the British Millerain Company, which offers a high level of abrasion resistance as well as waterproofing qualities – to which I can testify (it’s kept me bone dry in a downpour more than once). There’s also a removable padded inner lining too, which makes it even more versatile, suitable for all-year-round riding.
Thankfully I’ve not had to thoroughly test the quality of the protection as yet, but with CE approved five-piece armour in the back, shoulders and elbows, I’m pretty confident it would take care of me should it need to.
The styling harks back to the heady days of early motorcycling and borrows some features from the iconic Barbour International jacket, but at a fraction of the price. It features a waist belt and buckle collar closure, small Union flag detailing on the chest pocket, a corduroy collar lining, checked cotton inner, plus plenty of internal and external pockets.
The Bonneville comes in at much lower price than anything you might be able to buy from Barbour, and it’s equipped with certified impact protection, plus an impressive water resistance level. So if you’re in the market for a new jacket to wear both on and off the bike, you could do a lot worse than the Bonneville.
Info: www. nevis.uk.com