With the cold, wet, and even snowy, weather now well and truly upon us, I am grateful that writing this humble blog affords me the occasional, fitting, product review. So when Trespass contacted me to review one of their mens waterproof winter coats, I was very happy to oblige. I opted for the Glover Men’s Waterproof Jacket.
Trespass Glover Men’s Waterproof Jacket – tale of the tape
- Waterproof: 8000mm
- Breathable: 3000mvp
- Windproof: Yes
- Taped Seams: Yes
- Adjustable Grown on Hood
- 4 Pockets
- Ribbed Inner Cuff and Collar
- Super Soft Lining
- Adjustable Cuff with Tab
- Inner Pocket
- Chin Guard
- Shell – 100% Polyester TPU membrane herringbone wool look.
- Lining – 100% Polyester
- Filling – 100% polyester
Trespass Glover Men’s Waterproof Jacket – A Review
Thick, warm, waterproof and not overly heavy, what more can you ask for in a coat! Worlds shortest review there. Ok I’ll pad things out a little, read on.
This coat is warm. Really warm! So far when snow covered the ground, when temperatures dropped well below freezing (ok it wasn’t -24 here like in Scotland but it was damn cold), when the wind blew from the north, I’ve been snug and warm. So warm in fact that I often don’t even follow my own advice to layer up! I’m often just in a t-shirt under this big coat. Breathability could be an issue if you were to wear this for vigorous activity, but so far I have not found that too bad.
With the hood up, a hood that has a stiff but mailable peak, and that comes far enough forward to protect your face, but not block your vision, you will not only stay even warmer, the soft lining really helps, but stay very dry. 8000mm is hugely waterproof! Tapped seams also prevent leakage.
Add in the windproof nature of the fabric, and this coat, for it is a coat not a light jacket, is great for sitting outside in the cold of winter, and keeping you warm and dry.
Use as a Wildlife photographer
As a wildlife photographer noise is a big factor for me. Usually waterproof coats rustle a lot. That annoying crinkling sound can cause birds to vanish just as you get into place. So far with the Trespass Glover I have not suffered this. I’m not saying it is as silent as a cotton coat would be, but it is pretty quiet. A Big tick for this wearer.
The dull grey colour has allowed me to blend a little, OK it’s no real tree camo, but I can wear this to other events and not stand out. It’s equally at home on the side of the football field as it is the depths of a nature reserve.
I can see this being a great coat for people who spend time sat outside for long periods, your wildlife photographer like me, a hardy sea watcher, spending hours on windswept cliffs. You get my drift.
Nothing is perfect however! There are two slight issues with the jacket, one is purely personal, which is why I say slight. Although I am a fan of the high pockets (its a very comfortable place to hold your hands at times) I do miss having lower side type pockets. I found myself a few times trying to slide my hands into the non-existent holes.
The second issue is a little more annoying. I have found that the neck is too tight. This might be in part to the fully integrated hood as it is a little easier with the hood up. I have once done it up fully and found it a little claustrophobic. And with my beard it’s a little worrisome to do up that high when tight as catching chin and neck hairs really hurts. If there have been a little more give in this area, I would have found it hard to fault anything of the jacket.
As with all my reviews, even though gifted by trespass, all opinions are my own, and I was free to write what I thought.
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