Country Innovation Lady Linnet Jacket

BPOTY Director Jennifer North was impressed by the quality, look and performance of Country Innovation’s Lady Linnet jacket on a recent field trip to the Isle of Skye.

BPOTY Director Jennifer North was impressed by the quality, look and performance of Country Innovation’s Lady Linnet jacket on a recent field trip to the Isle of Skye.

It takes a lot to impress me when it comes to outdoor clothing. I’ve owned a many different waterproof jackets over the years and mostly I’ve been disappointed, particularly with the more expensive brands. When I was asked to review County Innovation’s Lady Linnet Jacket, a trip to the Isle of Skye seemed like the perfect opportunity to put it through its paces.

I have to say that I am mightily impressed. It’s not cheap at nearly £300, but the price reflects the quality - this is a premium product that performed very well in all the wind and rain that the west coast of Scotland had to throw at us. The garment is entirely waterproof, doesn’t make that annoying rustling as the fabric rubs against itself and had a vast array of spacious, weather-sealed pockets; perfect for maps, equipment and the dog’s lead. And, most importantly, it looks stylish too.

Rob Read