Subway 2 jacket
I’ve just got me a Subway – no, not one of those deliciously filled baguettes – the jacket made by Oxford Products. It’s one of the items from their 2015 ‘Riderwear’ range and is ideally suited to be used for commuting to and from work. The price also means it’s not going to break the bank, if you’re commuting on a budget – but that doesn’t mean that its’ features have been skipped on though; these include CE level protectors fitted to the shoulder, elbow and spine; there are also adjustment points on the arms, cuffs, collar, waist and hips, which meant that pretty quickly, I had it tailored to my somewhat strange shape like a fitted glove; this didn’t create any movement restrictions either and I could fully flex my arms and body without any problems. Whilst we’re talking about fitting, there’s a size available to suit every shape and size, from S through to 5XL. Other features include a waterproof polyester outer (fitted with reflective components so you can be seen easier) and a removable thermal lining; a storm flap also covers the zipper, giving extra protection from the wind. This weather protection seemed to work on the first day of use, as the weather on my 200 mile round trip was a little windy, damp and inclement, but I was kept warm and dry inside the jacket. For added weather protection there’s also a connecting zip for trouser bottoms, effectively turning it into a one-piece riding suit. One thing I particularly liked was the arrangement of the pockets – especially the internal mobile phone pocket with a transparent touch screen cover.
Three colour options are available: black, black/flouro, and black/red (my personal choice). All-in-all, the Subway is a good choice option, offering a good level of both comfort and features, at a price that won’t break the bank.
Info: www.oxprod.com / 01993 862300