The Kerrits Tech Turnout Jacket is a light weight, waterproof and windproof outer layer that is loaded with brilliant details and flirty, girly styling. I was lucky enough to unwrap this jacket at Christmas and have been getting quite a bit of wear out of it the past few weeks. In fact, this was my jacket of choice to run around New York City in yesterday. I went from Central Park to Time Square and anyone who spends time in NYC knows that those tall buildings block the wind one minute and then concentrate it your direction when you turn the corner. The sealed seams and magnetic placket over the full length zipper did a great job of keeping the wind out without being a heavy, cumbersome coat.
The lining of this jacket is a soft polyester ventilated mesh and the outer is a polyester and rayon blend that has been waterproofed called Hydrotek. For being a treated fabric, the jacket is quite soft for its sturdy construction. The cut of this jacket is very figure flattering offering black piped princess seams, a gently tapered waist, and a rear double vent that is adjustable by two zippers to cover the cantle of your saddle in the rain. There are also two large zipper front pockets and a hidden breast pocket accessible by a smaller zipper that's large enough for your smart phone. The hood of this jacket is large enough to cover your helmet or can be zipped into the collar when not in use. The cuffs on this jacket feature adjustable velcro closures to further keep out the wind and rain. So far my jacket has been surprisingly stain resistant but if I do manage to get it dirty it's fully machine washable and can be tumbled dry on low.
This coat comes in quite a few colors and has some super cute plaids. I have the Twilight plaid which is a nice royal blue, charcoal and white combination. This coat also comes in Otter plaid, a solid Shale grey, and a solid bright purple called Berry.
Since this jacket is on clearance you should be able to pick it up for less than $150.00 from Kerrits directly, Horseloverz, State Line Tack, and Mary's Tack.
Next week I'll be talking about my Kensington Roustabout Saddle bag that has been entrusted to protect my saddle en route from home, to the barn, and back again. Until next week, happy riding!