A completely new high end jacket from Endura and a very good one at that utilising the one benchmark waterproof fabric on the market that's not Gore-Tex: eVent.
The eVent fabric claims to be more breathable than Gore-Tex and we certainly noticed a reduction in moisture build up inside, especially with the back vents open. It's also a lightweight fabric and comes close to Gore-Tex Paclite in terms of pack size, even with features like a rear map pocket, chest pocket and the two hand pockets.
Endura has avoided a water resistant main zip on purpose because it's easier to operate a standard plastic zip with one hand: this zip is protected with a double storm flap instead. Overall the anatomical fit is spot on and the jacket looks great. The eVent fabric is tough enough to deal with the spills of biking without compromising the packsize and like Gore-Tex eVent can be machinewashed at 40°C.