Used Product: Alpinestars NS-5 Jacket

How bloody good is this jacket? Er, well, very good actually. I got this just as winter started to get nasty, and have been wearing it every day since, whether I’m riding five miles or 300. It’s genuinely the best textile jacket I’ve ever had, and I’ve got through a few in my time.

It’s bloody warm, the Velcro wrist fasteners mean a nice tight fit is achievable, and you don’t get any cold draughts anywhere. It’s got load of useful size pockets, including genuinely waterproof ones, and despite some biblical rain recently, it’s never let me down and leaked. Top kit, highly recommended at

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