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Gear Test – Didriksons Robert USX Jacket

Gear Test – Didriksons Robert USX Jacket
I have always liked Didriksons’s philosophy: You do not challenge the elements, you adapt to them.
The manufacturer has come on a long way since those early years when it was making workwear for the fishermen in Grundsund, and justifiably remains the largest Scandinavian brand for rain and functional garments. So, moving on, if you are looking for a rainy day jacket, then let Robert come to your rescue.
Robert

Robert – the perfect rainy day jacket

Style and function is the order of the day, with two decorative breast pockets with popper closure, and two zipped hand warmer pockets  with pull toggles for cynching in the hem. There is also an additional large inside zipped stash pocket. The adjustable hood can easily be rolled out, or back and concealed into its zipped collar enclosure. The front zip has a protective storm flap, and the semi-elasticated cuffs are adjustable. What else can I tell you. Oh yes, it is, naturally, breathable and both wind and waterproof resistant, with taped seams, and with a PFC-free water-repellent finish for good measure. So, essentially, you get an awful lot of coat for your bucks, and as a grab and go garment, it is perfect. Did I tell you I like the styling, too? It looks good on the hill, down the pub, and on the airport dash. £140, www.didriksons.com

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Mike Cowton

Michael Cowton, an outdoors writer, editor and photographer with a passion for nature-based travel and wildlife. He is a former editor of EcoTravel, Outdoor Pursuits, Camping, Lakeland Walker and Which Motorcaravan magazines, and national newspaper journalist.

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