New jacket time, thoughts?
If you want the hood then the Rab Demand might be worth a look, but it’s only got a 1/2 zip so it’s not quite as flexible as the Endura. The Pace 3×3 might also be worth a go if you’re not sold on the hood. Both eVent fabric and available in a discreet grey.
Neither has pit-zips though – I think the eVent fabric is meant to make these unnecessary, but I still sweat like a sweaty thing in my Gill eVent jacket.Posted 6 years ago
Anyone got any current recommendations for a new jacket? Needs to be the following;
Not fluo yellow!
Breathable and well ventilated, pitzips if possible (Hence my preference for eVent if possible. Have tried everything else and it’s just more breathable for me. I run rather warm!)
Nice loose(ish) cut (Am not exactly a racing snake! 🙂 )
Am pondering the Endura MT500, which seems to be in their own version of eVent, so any opinions on that woudl be most welcome! Failing that, what else can you recommend?Posted 6 years agojoolsburgerMember
I really like my Endura Convert II decently waterproof, removable sleeves to turn it into a gilet if it gets warmer than expected and it is exceptionally well ventilated. Mines lasted well through two winters now.Posted 6 years agoswedishmattMember
I bought the Mavic Creek jacket, which is just awesome for when it’s just pouring down. I wouldn’t consider it a jacket to wear always.
3. Under arm zips
4. Front mesh zip (so basically you zip up two zips when putting it up. The first zip is basically a 2 inch wide mesh which you can keep open when going up hill.
5. Front full zip – when going down hill – zip the full zip up which then covers the mesh.
6. The back of the jacket can expand with two zips up the whole length of the back almost, which means in theory you should be able to fit a thinner camelback type backpack underneath (instead of on top).
7. It covers most of my bumbag which I typically use for riding too.
It’s just an awesome jacket but it typically only comes out when it’s raining properly.Posted 6 years agooldgitMember
Using a Montane Velocity.Posted 6 years ago
Don’t know how it compares to others, but it does what it’s meant to do without issue.
I’ve only used it for road training.
Light, fits in back pocket.
Good cycle specific fit…even for me.
Front and rear adjustable hem as well as sleeves.
Handy chest pocket
Just a good little jacket. Unlike my last one I don’t feel the need to wait until it’s really pishing down before I put it on.tlrMember
I’ve been riding in a Haglofs endo active shell jacket and so far I’m very impressed. Very light, packable, an super breathable. Personally it seems a bit better than event, but that may only be because the face is lighter. Well worth a look. Really good slim cut too with long arms.
If you like the idea of activeshell then berghaus are doing a simple hoodless one for £140 this winter. Cut will be fairly basic though I’d imagine.Posted 6 years agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
If you like the idea of activeshell then berghaus are doing a simple hoodless one for £140 this winter. Cut will be fairly basic though I’d imagine.
It’s quite streamlined, good on the road, though it’s primarily intended as a running jacket. Zip is a bit fiddly and lightweight, looks fragile and is fiddly with cold hands and grit ingress.
I’m not sure about the cuffs on the Endo either. Thumb-loops, a soft shell palm and Lycra bound. I’d expect the Lycra binding to fray and die with hard use, though they’re just on the back of the hand, so maybe less vulnerable there. Really nice, sleek cut though and a decent drop-tail.Posted 6 years agoz1ppyMember
I think the eVent fabric is meant to make these unnecessary, but I still sweat like a sweaty thing in my Gill eVent jacket
No idea what world the designers live in but in mine I sweat like a pig in my eVent jacket. Hense it only come out in proper downpours, I live with being damp otherwise, as it’s no different to being sweaty in my book. To the point last year I got a cheap Decathlon softshell for the winter, as it waterproof enough and has pitzips (too heavy to pack though) – so does a better job 90% time compared to my eVent jacket.
Massively pissed I didn’t buy the Gill eVent jacket with pitzip before Wiggle swallowed em up & made the cheaper version without them (then the DHB version).
PS: If anyone finds one (eVent/pitzips), please let me know..Posted 6 years agotlrMember
Cuffs on the endo seem fine so far, it’s not been used all that much though to be fair – I’ll let you know after Kielder….
At least the arms are pretty long ( in order for the thumb loops to work), and I like the idea of being able to cover the gap between gloves and jacket by using the thumb loops. The soft-shell fabric will last longer than gore if used for gripping the handlebars anyway.
Might keep a few midges out….Posted 6 years agocolonel waxMember
TK Maxx is ok if you can be bothered trawling through it – I got a Nike ACG Paclite jacket for £17 from there, cut the hood off it and leave it in my B bag.
It was cheap
It has pit zips.
Bad points:Posted 6 years ago
Goretex Paclite isn’t particularly breathable
Andituk, will it roll up small enough to be strapped on to the back of a pack? Doesn’t need to be teeny tiny!
Thanks for that CS link, foxy. They don’t have anything I like enough….. Great staff, though….. 😉
colonel, you’ve seen the contents of my wardrobe, I see! 🙂
Thanks all, great input so far.Posted 6 years ago
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