Hyena Asgard Waterproof Jacket Black Large 53" Chest
Good waterproof jacket
Quality fabric, seems robust and is very comfortable and cool (no sweaty pits when working in the rain as lets the steam out). Only criticism is it's expensive. Only bought this product as was in an emergency situation and needed breathable waterproof jacket immediately. There are alternatives with the same quality and features elsewhere for Â£30 but I am still happy with this jacket and would recommend it, especially if it is on offer for nearer the Â£30 mark.
20 Nov 2014
Good quality waterproof jacket
I bought this with the padded separate jacket that also zips into this as a warm lining. A good price for the two. As other reviewers have commented, ignore the inch sizes quoted by Screwfix, which are way too high, so really need to try these on at a branch. I take a 44" chest and this '53"' jacket fits me fine. Also note that the matching padded jacket is a bit smaller than the outer, so try them both on. I have worn this in heavy rain and so can vouch for its waterproof qualities, but as I have only had it a week, can't comment on how well it lasts. Very pleased with both of them.
17 Nov 2014
It is difficult to find really good waterproofs that keep out heavy rain and at the same time lets the jacket breath-this one is pretty good on all counts.Suggest that you try on before you buy as the sizes in inches dont mean that much-took a large but could have been XL especially if wearing a heavy sweater inside.My arms are quite long and the length of the arms is quite generous so try it first in branch/shop.Would love to have waterproof over trousers in same material to really protect when working outdoors.
15 Oct 2014
I bought the Asgard whilst it was on offer with the inner quilted jacket. Together they are an awesome combo for cold wintry weather. Having read the reviews before purchasing I'd had the heads up that the listed chest sizes were a work of fiction. I am a 38" chest medium build without much excess to me. I ordered the Asgard in 50" chest and it fits really well. If anything the arms could do with being 2 cm longer when the arms are fully outstretched, but since I rarely find myself in that position it's a minor issue but worth keeping in mind when buying.
The cuffs have a rubberised grip strip which has velcro on the underside and is good for adjusting the jacket cuffs when hands are wet or you are wearing gloves. The front zip is protected by a storm cuff which is a feature on motorcycle gear and works well in rain. The pockets have rubber strips over the zip to keep the water out but I've yet to see how well these work or how well they will wear over time. The hood is unobtrusive and you can unzip it if needs be. Shame that the hood doesn't roll up into a slot around the neck but at Â£45 for both the jacket and inner liner I have no real issue about that. There are pockets on the inside for mobile phones, wallets etc as well as on the inner quilted lining jacket if you buy that to go with the Asgard.
Other reviewers say that the waterproofing capability is good. I have yet to be rained on so cannot comment. Jackets tend to lose their waterproofing over a short period, especially after a session in the washing machine. A can of Fabsil soon sorts that out but I'll be interested to see if the Asgard retains its water repellency property or joins the other offerings in due course.
19 Nov 2014