Tested by: Steve Rose¦£149¦www.spadaclothing.co.uk¦01384 413841
I like this jacket. It fits well, has kept me dry and warm without being too bulky and has enough clever features to feel like a bargain at £149. The Lati2ude comes with soft, (which means comfortable) but effective CE armour and a back protector too. There’s also a removable alu-foil winter lining and zipped vents in the body and arms for added comfort in summer.
There are plenty of pockets, including a big one in the back, but only the inner ones are properly waterproof. The lati2ude is long enough to make a decent winter jacket, but light enough that you can wear it on a sports bike without feeling cramped.
The fit, like other Spada kit, is a little on the small side, so try one before you buy it to get the sizing right. Adjustment at the arms, waist and collar helps you tailor the fit to be snug though. For £149, I’d say this jacket is a bargain.