Tried & Tested: Ariat Capistrano Jacket

When the seasons are changing, it can be really hard to find a jacket that keeps you warm, but is lightweight at the same time. But the Ariat Capistrano Jacket achieves this, with the added element of being stylish at the same time.

Here’s the technical bit: The Capistrano features a featherweight shell with Cool Climate Insulation™ and moisture-wicking technology to keep you dry and comfortable. This means it keeps your body core warm without getting sweaty. Perfect for the transitional spring weather.

“I’ve been wearing this jacket riding during the recent mini heatwave and not once have I felt too warm. But equally I found it was a great additional layer underneath my thicket Ariat jacket when the weather was colder, particularly when it snowed. And the stretch material means you can still maintain flexibility when riding so you certainly won’t feel restricted whilst wearing it in the saddle.

The other added benefit for me is the zip pockets. Like most riders, when I go out hacking I like to take my phone with me in case of an emergency. I often find it hard to find a lightweight jacket or gilet that isn’t too bulky and doesn’t make me warm but allows me to carry my phone in my pocket safely. But the Capistrano meets the requirement so I can hack out safe in the knowledge my phone isn’t going to get damaged.

I can’t say enough good things about this jacket and would definitely recommend it to any rider. Even more exiting, is that this jacket also has a vest version which would be the perfect summer staple for the same reasons as above.”

Sizes; XS – XXL
Colours; Black, Blue Flint, Team, Plum Shadow, Lime Chaser Heather, Rose Violet.
RRP; £90
For more information visit www.ariat.com

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