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Monday, 11 August 2014 08:19

Clothing review: Regatta Mens Defender III 3 in 1 Breathable Waterproof & Windproof Jacket

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Being protected from the wind and the rain whilst remaining comfortable is really important when angling, as it is when taking part in any outdoor sport or activity. We were delighted therefore to be asked to review a jacket from Brookes ... the Regatta Mens Defender III 3 in 1 Breathable Waterproof & Windproof Jacket ... and see whether it filled that brief.

Product Description

Regatta Mens Defender III 3 in 1 Breathable Waterproof & Windproof Jacket

Made from Hydrafort peached polyester fabric, the Regatta Mens Defender III 3 in 1 Breathable Waterproof & Windproof Jacket boasts the following features:

  • The Outer has Concealed hood with adjuster.
  • Stormflap hook and loop.
  • Adjustable cuffs.
  • 2 zipped lower pockets.
  • Adjustable shock-cord hem.
  • Concealed zip entrance in lining for embroidery access.
  • Mesh lined body.
  • Taped seams.
  • Inner: Fleece cuffs. 2 zipped lower pockets. Adjustable shock-cord hem.

Review:

Regatta claim that their Defender III 3 in 1 Breathable Waterproof & Windproof Jacket is completely waterproof and windproof. With the warm, sunny weather we've experienced in the UK recently, we had to wait a while to get some really inclement weather to put the jacket through it's paces and properly test the manufacturer's claims. Last weekend's stormy weather (the tail end of Hurricane Bertha) proved to be an ideal opportunity. It couldn't have been wetter or windier as we put the jacket to the test.

The first thing to mention is that the jacket gives a really good first impression as we unpacked it, appearing to be really well made and durable. We really liked some of the jacket's features especially the removable inner fleece for when things get a little too warm. This means that the jacket can be used just as a waterproof jacket when required but can also be used to keep out the cold by replacing the inner fleece layer when things turn more wintry. We also liked the adjustable cuffs and hem which help in keeping the wind and rain out and also the hood which folds neatly away when not required. The jacket features two generous sized inside pockets, ideal for carrying and keeping dry odd pieces of terminal tackle.

So, did the jacket keep us protected from the torrential rain and wind we tested it in? On the whole we'd have to say YES it did. We did experience a few very minor patches of leakage but to be honest, the weather was really extreme and we would expect it to hold up perfectly in "normal" wind and rain. In terms of warmth, we tested it on a mild day and did get rather warm when wearing it. We did keep the fleece layer inside though and overall this bodes well for when the jacket would be worn on a cold winter's day.

The Regatta Mens Defender III 3 in 1 Breathable Waterproof & Windproof Jacket is comfortable to wear, stylish and comes with an affordable price tag especially when purchased from Brookes. Overall, we would highly recommend this jacket to anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts who are looking for an affordable jacket that will keep them protected from the wind, rain and cold.

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Prices and where to buy:

The Regatta Mens Defender III 3 in 1 Breathable Waterproof & Windproof Jacket is available to buy online at www.ebrookes.co.uk

Price:
ONLY £29.99 excluding VAT. (List price was £75.00)

Available sizes:
M (40"), L (42''), XL (44''), XXL (47''), XXXL (50")

Available colours:
Black/Seal Grey, Classic Red/Seal Grey, Navy/Black, Royal Blue/Navy





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