Autumn has set in and winter is on the way. The days are turning towards the short side and the weather is bleak. It could be time to finally hang the summer gear up for the year and welcome back an autumn wardrobe. For any mountain biker or commuter, a jacket is one of the most important weapons in the arsenal. It’s always going to be your outer layer, keep the conditions out, whilst ensuring you look fresh on the trails. The Endura MTR Waterproof Jacket will definitely live up to the expectations.
A Fast and light – Packable Hybrid The MTR Spray Pullover is made from highly breathable lightweight ExoShell40™ 3 Layer waterproof fabric so you’ll stay fully protected and comfortable in inclement weather. Lightweight high stretch water repel panels offer protection and ease of movement whilst the small pack size ensures you can be safe in the knowledge that if the rain stops the jacket can be easily stowed away. Endura have used a sleek, two tone design to keep the aesthetics of this jacket looking great. Not overbearing, simple enough to use with most sets of kit, and dark enough to not need 3 washes when you come back splattered with mud.
Silicone patterns on the shoulders help to keep your backpack in place when you’re out on the bike. This is a feature we’ve seen trickle through a lot of the Endura range and we think is absolutely great. Improving the aesthetics but keeping function at the forefront of the design.
The jacket is lightweight enough that it doesn’t limit your movement or feel restrictive. It’s loose enough that you can fit a sweatshirt underneath if you wanted, without feeling completely closed up in the jacket wondering how you’re going to flow with the bars. Despite the slick looks of the MTR Waterproof, Endura have outdone themselves where performance is involved.
With small holes acting as vents under the arms, the Endura jacket is certainly breathable. It doesn’t have the large, underarm zip vents that we’re used to seeing. Though we never felt like it needed it. A zip up the side of the jacket helps you pull it on and off over your head, rather than a full front zipper. A nice feature to keep the jacket looking the part and keep the elements out. A zip can’t fail if it doesn’t exist! Though the chest zip goes plenty low enough.
Elastic cuffs all around the jacket keep it in place without any excess parts flapping around. Allowing you to take care of business, without worrying about your gear.
The Endura MTR Waterproof Jacket is the complete package. Lightweight, durable and sleek. It ticks all the boxes. Not the jacket for the very depths of winter, but one you can easily throw into a backpack and know it’s go you covered. Retailing at just shy of £100, it’s not at the cheap end of the market, though it’s certainly worth the investment.