Endura Equipe Exo Softshell review£200.00

Softshell that thinks it’s a rain jacket

BikeRadar score5/5

Endura’s shell layer has ultrasonically welded, externally taped seams that’s completely protective against wind and water. It’s soft to the touch and very compliant, fitting superbly, but lacks additional insulation, which in this case isn’t a problem.

    Because nothing gets through, and it’s very breathable, it can be worn with just a base layer until near to freezing. Should you overheat, long side zips can be used to cool you down, or as access to internal pockets, although the jacket has plenty.

    A zipped media pocket is below a long covered zip that accesses a three way pocket, and another waterproof pocket on the chest contains a lens wipe, and the main zip is asymmetric for comfort. There are internal cuffs that allow the sleeves to overlap your gloves, and it’s very reflective too.

    This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

    Robin Wilmott

    Tech Writer, Tech Hub, UK,
    Robin began road cycling in 1988, and with mountain bikes in their infancy, mixed experimental off-road adventures with club time trials and road races. Cyclocross soon became a winter staple, and has remained his favourite form of competition. Robin has always loved the technical aspect of building and maintaining bikes, and several years working in a good bike shop only amplified that. Ten years as a Forensic Photographer followed, honing his eye for detail in pictures and words. He has shot at the biggest pro events since the '90s, and now he's here, drawing on all those experiences to figure out what makes a bike or component tick.
    • Age: 45
    • Height: 178cm / 5'10"
    • Weight: 75kg / 165lb
    • Discipline: Road, cyclocross, time trials
    • Beer of Choice: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

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