Plover BodywarmerProduct Review (submitted on 30 October 2009):
In time for Autumn Country Innovation has produced a matching jacket and bodywarmer in both mens and womens style, which combine low-weight, smart looking garments with warmth, wind protection and shower-proofing. At this time of year, its often the case that you only need a little extra warmth, not the full insulation of a winter fleece or quilted jacket. In these circumstances, the bodywarmer is the perfect thing to slip over your shirt or blouse. Or it can be used under the companion jacket.
The material feels very light and theres no bulking under the arms so you can move with ease, even with the jacket worn over the bodywarmer.
The construction of the sleeves minimises bunching at the elbows which again, gives freedom of movement.
The fabric repelled water very well, even when held under a running tap, and the inside remained dry.
The chunky zips were quick and esay to do up, even with gloves on.
The slimming black panels on the ladies verision make both the jacket and the bodywarmer look stylish.
Overall verdict - I think these lightweight garments are versatile enough to take you through form a slightly chilly autumn day to coler, wetter winter weather. They're appropriate in a variety of situations, as well, not just for birdwatching, as they wouldnt look out of place in the local high street. And they would be handy to tuck in your suitcase for birding abroad, as they're relatively light and roll up quite small.
How did it score? Design and ease of use 9/10, Quality 10/10, Value for money 10/10.