Endura Venturi II jacket review£139.99

Great hard shell riding gear

BikeRadar score3.5/5

The Endura Venturi’s fully taped seams and waterproof zips throughout, coupled with the three-layer PTFE Protection fabric, ensure that the elements are kept fully at bay.

The material is phenomenally waterproof and fantastically breathable. It’s rugged, yet feels almost soft to the touch, and it managed to see off all the abuse we threw at it – retaining its good looks and waterproofing after numerous washes. It isn’t lined, but feels fine as long as you wear a long-sleeved top, otherwise you get the inevitable clamminess.

The Venturi is cut short at the front with a dropped back for splash protection, so there’s no excess ballooning to get in your way while you ride, just a neat well tailored shape that allows enough room to layer up.

The stretchy three-layer fabric sections running from the shoulder to underarm increase mobility on the bike too. The fleece-lined high neck keeps out the wind and you can add a hood for an extra £14.99.

We love the cozy Lycra inner wrist cuffs, which have thin mesh sections to help airflow. The waterproof zipper Napoleon pocket with glasses wipe, media port and the moulded rear LED loop is a nice touch and very flash!

The option of twin vents means that if you’re wearing a pack you can still get that all important airflow to your back. If you’re not into the stealth black pictured, it’s available in red too.

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