In a market that seems flooded with top-end brands with clothing coming in at seriously high prices, there are still a few companies committed to providing quality kit at sensible prices.
Scottish outfit Endura are among these, not only making kit favoured by commuters everywhere, but also supplying the clothing for Movistar, a team you may remember topped the WorldTour rankings last year. And the year before. And the year before that. So it’s fair to say Endura’s kit isn’t bad.
The top of Endura’s road line is called FS260 Pro. It uses all their smartest tech and, in the last little while, has started to include things Endura have developed through their work with Movistar. The jacket we have here is the FS260 Pro Jetstream III, a wind jacket designed for cool to mild days. It couples windproof panels on the torso and arms with Roubaix fleece lining on the inner back and rear side of the arms, making it an insulated, lightweight option.
It has a close cut, so it can work as an outer layer or mid layer, and the three standard rear pockets are complimented by the zipped pocket for valuables. If the bright green isn’t your thing – although you’ll struggle to do much better in high-vis terms –they also do blue, red, black and white, which is a pretty solid choice, so you should be able to find something that matches your current kit.