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.