When you have Graeme Obree – one of cycling’s greatest pioneers – as an ambassador, you need to create innovative and high performing clothing. Luckily for Endura they have nailed it with the FS260-Pro SL Shell. It’s very waterproof, completely windproof and, this is the best bit, combines that with really impressive ventilation.
When Endura launched the FS260-Pro SL Shell back in March, they described it as the “perfect all-day defence in the dreich (dreary; bleak; grim) Scottish summer or as an emergency layer stashed away in a jersey pocket ready for a sudden torrential Alpine shower… a year round essential wherever you ride.”
And that’s a pretty fair description – but, of course, we’ll give you more than that. The jacket was predominantly tested through April and early May, and on one particular ride in the Cotswolds I encountered that classic UK combination of bright sunshine, snow, hail and pounding rain. The kind of conditions which are pretty much impossible to dress for – but having a protective but compact outer layer actually made it an enjoyable ride. The Endura FS260-Pro SL Shell is one of the best outer shells I have used.