Welcome to EN’s Product Review series! Who doesn’t love shopping, especially when the object of your search is new gear for yourself or your horse? As an enthusiast of all products equine, I LOVE trying out new gear. Please join me as I narrate my personal journey of trying out all of the products featured. While I will make no recommendations, I hope you have fun reading about my many adventures of trying new products, and that hearing about my personal experiences helps you on your own quest for new gear. Go Shopping.
It’s truly amazing to watch the seasons change. Just when I think I’ve had about enough of the cold temperatures, they melt away. Instead of going out into snow and ice each day, I’m happy that the grass has greened, and the spring flowers are in full bloom.
Along with all of the lovely sights of spring, we’ve seen quite a number of rainy days. I’m not complaining, mind you … for the rain helps keep everything green and growing. Rain showers are just one of the many wonderful facets of this time of the year.
I am someone who likes to dress in preparation for the weather. Which means that I’m generally grabbing a waterproof jacket on my way out the door — just in case a spring shower happens to pass through during the day.
One of my go to jackets is the updated Pinnacle Jacket from Noble Outfitters. I’ve found that the Pinnacle Jacket is not simply back … it’s back with improved styling and functionality. I like the conservative blazer inspired appearance that looks all around terrific.
What is my very favorite feature of the updated Pinnacle Jacket? Above all, I’m very happy that this jacket is fully seam sealed to keep water out! It is 100% waterproof and breathable, so I am able to stay dry, yet still comfortable on warm and rainy days.
But let’s take a closer look the features and technology behind the Pinnacle Jacket. The waterproof material of the Pinnacle is a three-layer, four-way stretch material. Which means that it not only keeps water out; it also moves comfortably with me during wear.
The Pinnacle Jacket features a two-way YKK front zipper, which zips easily and feels sturdy. I also like the row of Prym snaps that line the front of the jacket. It also boasts a hidden internal zip pocket to securely stow away items, which also features a media cord access!
I’m also a fan of the front pockets of the Pinnacle Jacket. While you may see two pockets at first glance, there are actually four pockets! Two of the front pockets feature a top flap, and they also snap shut. The snaps are easy to fasten/unfasten, and they feel secure.
The additional two pockets are subtly incorporated into the design of the Pinnacle front pockets. The side of each pocket is the opening, which allows me to easily place my hands inside. These are a natural fit for me when I want to put my hands in my pockets.
The Pinnacle Jacket also features a hood that is removable. It features Prym snaps, which again are easy to fasten/unfasten, but they really feel secure. I do find that the hood is another one of my favorite features of the Pinnacle Jacket.
Why do I like this particular hood so very much? The design of the hood fits my head well, and the two snaps on the front close to help the hood stay in place securely. In addition, I like having the ability to tighten the hood using the adjustable draw cords.
Some features really add finishing touches, such as the adjustable velcro strips at the ends of the sleeves. I also very much like the dropped back hem, and vents. These help provide comfort and style for me while both in and out of the saddle.
I also find the styling of the Pinnacle Jacket to be very smart looking. The blazer inspired design is one that I would gladly wear into the show ring. On a rainy day, the Pinnacle Jacket would help keep me looking polished, while keeping me dry and comfortable.
The Pinnacle Jacket is available from Noble Outfitters, in ladies sizes XS through XXL. It is available in black, and has a retail price of $189.95. You can find it here.
Go Staying Dry & Stylish. Go Noble Outfitters. Go Eventing