RRP: £189.99 | www.nevis.uk.com | 01425 478936 | Tested by Carli Ann Smith
As soon as I laid my eyes on the Hero jacket, I loved it. With its figure hugging fit and multi-layer system – it claims to have it all. Sliding the jacket on, it initially felt a lot tighter than my other textile jackets because of its slim line fit, however I got used to this the more I wore it and it has now become like a second skin now that it is bedded in. It has adjusters at the waist and arms, zip adjusters at the hips and a large stretch insert on the side so it’s easily made to fit perfectly.
The removable thermal padded lining is great as it makes it a jacket that will look after you all year round. Unlike many jackets where the liner is removable but you struggle to get it back in, the lining simple slides back in, press studs back into the sleeves and zips into the body.
There are two vents under the arm pits to help with heat dissipation – they provide a great draught as you’re riding along too. You’ll find two pockets on the outside and three on the inside which offer space for essentials such as mobile phones and money.
The CE Approved D30 armour on the shoulders and elbows ensures I will stay well protected should I need to, but it isn’t big and bulky, further adding to the comfort of the jacket.
I’ve worn it in all conditions and it’s kept me dry. It has a nifty zippable flap which is staggered from the main fastener – it fastens underneath the main zip to create a barrier from the wind and rain – and so far, it’s done what it promises.
It’s available in sizes S-2XL – if ordering online then double check the sizing charts and go for a size larger than you usually get as the sizing is definitely on the small side. There’s a men’s version available too.