HELLY HANSEN Women’s Windfoil jacket, £80, www.hellyhansen.com


The Windfoil’s something of a transformer — one minute it’s a full-sleeved jacket, then with a couple of nifty unzips it’s a sleeveless gilet. Either way it’s proved an essential piece of kit in this changeable spring weather.

The cut is pretty tailored at the waist and hips, but this size 10-12 tester found it spot on. Sleeve length is ideal when stretched over the bars and when removed can be stashed in the pocket; the entire jacket folds away into it. The microfibre fabric is really soft to touch, but while extremely windproof will not keep you dry in showers. Really nice reflective detailing too. 

PROS two jackets in one
CONS pricey for non-waterproof