Your wardrobe staples should always include a good quality breathable waterproof jacket or coat. And by waterproof, we genuinely mean waterproof, not just showerproof! Don’t be tempted to buy a cheaper showerproof jacket to save money, this type of outerwear will only keep you dry on a temporary basis and in really heavy rain conditions, will struggle to offer any protection for longer than the time it takes to open an umbrella!
Baleno’s waterproof jackets feature technically advanced fabric to prevent your body from coming into contact with any water whilst still allowing body heat and perspiration to escape via a ‘breathable’ membrane. Without the existence of this layer, you may start off feeling dry but once you start working up a sweat on the yard you are likely to feel uncomfortable and damp. Reputable brands like Baleno formally test a jacket’s breathability by measuring the rate at which water vapour passes through over a 24-hour period.
Being comfortable is not just about staying dry and warm. The actual design of the jacket needs to allow for easy movement, so a generous cut and the inclusion of vents is essential if you intend to use the same coat for riding and working on the yard. Go for a longer ¾ length coat like Baleno’s Kensington for optimum protection – works wonders as a ‘cover all’ if you need to pop out to feed / muck out but don’t want to have to get totally changed. And of course, check that the jacket / coat features an adjustable hood to deliver top to toe protection. Find your local stockist at www.baleno.be
Win a Baleno Kensington Jacket with K9 Magazine
Baleno Kensington Womens Jacket (RRP £199.95) is a fully functional ¾ length waterproof coat modelled on the classic outback drovers style coat to protect your body from the elements.
Made from durable and tough fabric, the handy zip in adjustable hood adds further protection and as part of the Baleno I.L.S (Interchangeable Lining System) system, a zip-in fleece will enhance the coats warmth and comfort in colder months. Rigorously tested by Baleno standards in terms of high levels of breathability, full waterproofness and with a TPU laminated membrane within the lining for flexibility and water resistance, the Kensington sets the bar as the perfect choice of winter and autumn coatwear.
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