Not the Chap in the Cap for this one; and so the job falls to Sara, aka the ‘ankle breaker‘. Now the Phillis is not a totally new jacket, but this is the first time it has been available in black. It also has to be said that the previous iteration didn’t work so well. The wax did not fully soak into the new technical material, which gave the fabric a rather greasy handle. But all that has been sorted for this iteration. It’s a mid-length jacket, so there’s no tiresome central belt. As Sara suggests, it’s kind of the perfect length; not so short as to reveal a gap between the top of the jeans and the jacket, but not so long that it tightens across the lap when you’re sat on the bike. Sara runs through all the salient details. She explains how you could make it even more comfortable by upgrading to D3O’s Ghost armour, but most importantly she gives advice on sizing. Now on such matters she is not to be trifled with. She reckons that Belstaff’s sizing is wrong and that, as a result, it’s probably wrong on most websites. And if that what she says we believe her. There’s nobody in the bike business who knows more about ladies’ sizing than Sara. So if you like the jacket, watch the video and take notes. This is such a lovely jacket; it would be a shame for it not to fit properly.
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