Endura Xtract waterproof jacket review£55.00

Space-saving outerwear

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Endura’s lightweight Xtract jacket can be packed down to about the size of an orange, so it can be crammed in your pack and called upon when the weather turns.

The cut is good, with enough length in the sleeves to prevent them riding up when stretched out, and the dropped rear does a surprisingly good job of keeping spray and grime off of your bum.

We had no issues with the non-adjustable elasticated hem, but the lack of adjustment at the elasticated cuffs does make getting the jacket on or off over gloves less easy. The partially fleece-lined collar, reflective detailing and discreet zipped stash pockets are all nice touches, especially considering the relatively low price.

The Xtract shrugs off lighter rain showers with ease, while still managing to breathe reasonably well when you’re working hard. When things get biblical though, it doesn't hold up so well – we found we started to get damp before too long.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, Tech Hub, UK
Rob started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1993 racing cross-country, though he quickly moved to downhill where he competed all over the world. He now spends most of his time riding trail bikes up and down hills. Occasionally he'll jump into an enduro race.
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 172cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Natural trails where the loam fills my shoes on each and every turn
  • Beer of Choice: Guinness

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