Endura’s Freezing Point has become my cold-weather riding jacket of choice.
Constructed using PrimaLoft Gold insulation on the front and sleeves, together with a thermal stretch fabric on the back, it keeps vulnerable areas warm but lets you shed heat fast when you need to.
The generous front pockets also act as vents, although you won’t want to overload them, and there are long pit zips to allow maximum airflow.
I’ve worn this on frosty starts, opening the zips when the sun came out, and on long cold days, when nothing’s been opened.
The hood goes over a helmet and has the same insulation as the body, so it adds instant cosiness, and when folded down it creates a high collar.
No detail is forgotten, from a comfortable zip garage to long, easy-to-grab pulls and a zipped stash pocket.
The fit is slim but has room for extra layers and is casual enough for it to work as an everyday winter jacket.
Matching trousers and overshoes are available as well if you’re looking for head-to-toe warmth – I have a pair of the trousers and wore them with the jacket throughout winter and early spring.
How we tested
A selection of hybrid jackets, combining water repellency with breathability and warmth, were put to the test to find out which ones are the best all-in-one jacket solution.
Other jackets on test:
- Endura MT500 Freezing Point Jacket
- Patagonia Dirt Roamer
- Gore C5 Gore-Tex Infinium Hybrid Hooded Jacket
- Vaude Moab UL Hybrid
- Berghaus Taboche Windproof Softshell
- 7Mesh Freeflow jacket