It’s that time of year when you might need a bit of protection from the rain but don’t need a full-on coat. I’ve got a classic trench but I wanted something a bit more casual, with a hood, for when I’m outside exploring the UK and a downpour hits. Trespass came to the rescue. They’ve got a full range of light waterproof jackets which are perfect for those spring/summer rainy days. They sent me over the Rainy Day women’s waterproof jacket, the perfect summer raincoat, to try. Here’s what I thought…
THE TRESPASS RAINY DAY WOMEN’S WATERPROOF JACKET
It’s just typical, someone sends you a raincoat and then it doesn’t rain for weeks. We’ve had such good weather this year that I had to wait about six weeks before I could actually wear this jacket in the rain. While I was waiting for the storm clouds to gather I popped out to our local bluebell woods with Mr Jones for a photo shoot.
I love the tailoring this jacket which gives a neat, fitted look which isn’t bulky or shapeless. It looks good for wearing around the town, out in the countryside or for coastal walks. I love the striped lining which gives it a nautical feel. The contrasting yellow trim on the toggle cords and on the piping inside are nice touches too. This would look fab with yellow wellies. The fabric doesn’t look shiny but has a nice matt look and the lining fabric is beautifully soft.
There are four roomy pockets; two side zip pockets and two front pockets. There’s plenty of room for storing your phone, keys, cash and bits and pieces so you won’t always need to lug a bag around.
I really like the double ended zip feature. The zip opens at the top and the bottom so when you get back in the car you can unzip the bottom a few inches so your legs aren’t restricted when sitting down. Clever huh!
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When I did finally get to wear the jacket in the rain the water just rolled straight off, without soaking into the fabric, and I kept completely dry. The Tres-tex fabric offers 5,000mm worth of waterproof protection and is wind-proof so it’ll keep you dry even on the most squally days.
The longer length jacket means that your legs don’t get soaked when it pours – I hate it when that happens. Taped seams mean the rain won’t leak through to your clothes and there’re no unwanted drafts. The coat is quite light which is perfect for spring and summer and it’s breathable too so you won’t get hot and clammy. Adjustable cuffs mean you loosen them up or tighten against the wind if needed. They also give the sleeves a structured, finished look.
The adjustable hood won’t blow down in the wind and stows neatly away in the back of the collar when not needed. The funnel necked chin-guard looks great and stops the wind and rain whipping around your neck but isn’t restricting either.
The jacket folds up very neatly and won’t take up much room in your case. This really appeals to me for weekends away when I want to pack light.
I’ve got the coat in a medium and I’m a size 12. My only criticism is that I could have done with a little more room but don’t feel I’m a ‘large’, at least not yet. I’d say the sizing comes up a little on the small side.
When it comes to wet, windy weather this light jacket keeps you warm and dry without being heavy and bulky. It looks good with its neat tailoring and contrasting lining and yellow accents. It’s the perfect summer raincoat for exploring outdoors in the UK’s spring and summer temperatures. I love this jacket and am sure I’ll be wearing it a lot. What do you think?
I received this coat free of charge from Trespass for the purpose of this review, however, all opinions, and thoughts are entirely my own.
Suzanne Jones is creator, writer and photographer at The Travelbunny. When she’s not indulging her wanderlust you’ll most likely find her enjoying coastal walks in her home county of East Sussex, UK.
Suzanne co-writes Sussex Bloggers which showcases the best of East & West Sussex.