Polaris Junior Aqualite Extreme, £35, www.polaris-apparel.co.uk
With its taped seams, stormflap, chinguard, quality features and materials this jacket has a decidedly grown-up feel. It worked well in light rain, the zips ran smoothly and elasticated cuffs and drawcord hem kept our young rider snug and dry. For the price it seems a shame that the hood is an extra, after all it is a rain jacket. Some kids might also want a choice of colours; this one comes in hi-vis yellow only.
PROS: quality, fit, packability
CONS: hood extra, small pocket