by Marc Basiliere
May 1, 2014
Jacket or Irn Bru? You decide…
Packing into a sack “the size of a can of Irn Bru,” Endura’s new Xtract is a waterproof/breathable jacket that shouldn’t be too much to bring along ‘just in case.’ Built of a lightweight ripstop fabric, the Xtract is rated waterproof to, for the fabric geeks in the audience, 5,000mm and breathable at 5,00g/24hrs/m2. The rest of us will be excited its soft feel and minimal features including reflective hits, a fill-length zip with storm flap and pull garage, and back vents.
With its included stuff sack, the Xtract looks an ideal candidate for the ‘pack jacket’- not something chosen specifically for rainy days but one that’s unobtrusive enough to have along just in case the skies decide to open. If the cut is anything like Endura’s Pak-a-jak, it’ll work as well on the road and commute as it does on the trail. Men get to choose from black, red, and hi-viz yellow colours; women from black, ultramarine, and hi-viz pink. Find it in shops for £55.