It’ll be interesting to see what sort of shape this jacket is in by the end of winter. At the time of writing, going into the cold, wet, windy period, the Hirama is very promising. It’s a proper four-seasons jacket, meaning it has sufficient adjustability designed-in for it to be one jacket that really could serve you all year round.
There’s a waterproof liner that zips out. There’s a thermal liner that zips out. There’s a storm collar/face mask that zips off. There’s a good range of waist adjustment, and a smaller range of arm tightening and loosening. And unlike many other lowish-priced jackets, it has zip-open vents in the
front and back to help keep you cool on hotter days. There’s also a neat little hook for holding the neck open on really, really hot days. I’m looking forward to trying that one out.
You get some pretty basic (but CE-approved) armour in the elbows and shoulders, and an empty pocket for your own back protector. There’s a small zip for connecting the jacket to riding trousers. There are reflective areas, and three of the pockets are claimed to be waterproof.
Overall, it feels like a pretty good piece of kit on first impressions. I’m hoping it lives up to the theory.