Richa Scrambler Jacket
£179.99 / US$250
One of our favourite pieces of kit of 2017 is this jacket from Belgian manufacturer Richa. The quality is superb with a waxed cotton outer shell from British Millerain that gives an overall look and feel that belies the 180 quid asking price (in the UK). It has built-in armour in the shoulders and elbows with a pocket for an optional back protector underneath the removable cotton-quilt liner. Even the detailing impresses, with antiqued brass poppers and zips, and quilted detailing to the shoulders and elbows We tested this during our Scrambler feature and it was warm and – as claimed – waterproof throughout. The usual high-end name brand jackets of this sort come at two-and-a-half times this price, but we could find no quality deficiencies with this jacket, and by heck the styling is spot-on. An amazing price point for a beautifully made, highly functional and great looking jacket.