Product Review: Covalliero Carla Ladies Winter Jacket
Here, Everything Horse sponsored rider Donna Harrison (Harrison Equestrian) reviews the Covalliero Carla Ladies Winter Jacket.
Since the day I was given this jacket it hasn’t been off my back, I have worn it every day. I can honestly say it was love at first sight, I literally couldn’t wait to try it on.
I was given the Chilli colour jacket (as pictured) in a medium (12) which was a bit big on me (I’m usually a 8/10 on top) but as it’s a winter jacket I will mostly be wearing a jumper underneath, so I’m happy with the size.
The jacket is very comfortable and easy to wear. After some investigation I found out that it has “SEE” insulation, which has helped me stay comfortable in temperatures ranging from -1 to 10 degrees. It has an elegant design which gives the jacket a beautiful stylish look with classy, yet not over the top detail.
A lovely touch is the lining of the hood, which is soft, comfortable and warm.
With the great British weather being, well British, I didn’t have to wait too long to get good wear out of the jacket, as showers swiftly followed for days at a time. I was worried however, as it didn’t look waterproof, but after reading through its overview I found out that it was classed as ‘extremely water-resistant’ so of course I was happy to put this to the test. And the results? Success, I’m happy to report back that after a the few (ok, many) rainy days, it’s kept me warm and dry.
The only downside to this jacket is it doesn’t have a loop inside the collar, which is traditionally used to hang it on a coat hook. I’ve had to hang it via the hood instead, or lay it down. This may be a design feature perhaps to help with shape resistance, however, I really missed being able to hang it up without a seconds thought. I’m worried in time it might start wearing through the material (although there is no sign of this happening yet).
I have also washed the jacket (at the advised 30 °C) and the colour didn’t run as I thought it may, especially with being such a strong colour. It’s also kept shape, and with it, the comfort and warmth. After the wash the water resistance remained, although I will re proof it next time I wash it, just to keep it in prime condition.
Overall this jacket it great value for money and I would definitely purchase another, it is everything that it says on its overview. It’s a must have for the unpredictable British weather, even if it doesn’t get to see a horse.
Sizes: XS/8, SML/10, MED/12, LRG/14, XL/16, XXL/18
Colours: Smoked Blue, Chilli, Coffee
The Covalliero Carla Ladies Winter Jacket was provided to us, for review by Zebra Products. For Covalliero, and other premium quality equestrian goods, visit www.zebraproducts.co.uk