Our lovely British weather is all over the place as usual. I’m never sure whether to wear a coat or not, whether it will rain or not and will I be warm or not. Even in June.
When I was given the chance to review something from Ryedale Clothing, I went for their lightweight rain jacket because it fitted everything I didn’t have in a coat and it’s a really nice, bright, yellow.
Ryedale Clothing are based in North Yorkshire. I’m a North Yorkshire lass so know the names of the places that a lot of the items of clothing are named after. The North Yorkshire Moors are my favourite place in the whole of the UK. This immediately made me keen to see what Rydale Clothing offers.
I opted for the Cayton II Toggle Jacket (currently on sale for £35) as it ticked a lot of boxes for me. The main one is being long – I’m tall. I want a waterproof coat that looks good and covers my bum. Even better if I can sit down on it while out and about. I sit between a 16-18 depending on the clothes, so went with a size 16 which is just right.
I didn’t take it to our Brownie camp at PGL as I saw we were due several warm days – the jacket is great for showery days – but did have it for our trip to Littlehampton straight afterwards. It was perfect for the weather – sunny spells and showers; paddling in the sea or wandering around.
My jacket is warm when it needs to be, cool when the weather warmed up. When it got really warm it was easy enough to tuck it into a bag without it using up too much space.
The pockets are just the right size; I won’t be putting keys in there as they’re a fabric lining and I’m sure the keys would rip it.
The length is perfect for me – I’ve worn the jacket on many different occasions now.
Also, the colour; yellow is a departure from my usual sensible choices, but it’s a good one. I’ve had several people ask “ooh is it from Seasalt?” to which I’ve been able to point them in Ryedale Clothing’s direction. I love the lining which has little sailboats dotted all over. I’m not picking up any extra mucky stains on there which is good too.
In fact, I’ve had so many lovely positive comments about my coat that I’ve felt really happy wearing it. You can too – it’s over here.
I was sent the Ryedale Clothing jacket for review, all opinions are my own.