Endura GV500 Insulated Jacket
The Endura GV500 Insulated jacket is super-lightweight and has two handwarmer pockets (one of which it can pack itself into), a double-ended zip and a snug adjustable hood. It offers a warm, windproof layer on very cold dry days, and is an ideal companion for the end of any adventure.
The GV500 is made using PrimaLoft Gold Active insulation encased in a lightweight windproof shell designed to keep your core warm. It's not waterproof, although it does feature a water-repellent coating.
The GV500 – part of the gravel line from Endura – is designed to offer a high level of warmth for a low level of bulk either on or stuffed. Weighing in at 266g, the construction is simple with nothing more than the essentials making the cut. The jacket offers a two-way zip closure that comes up snug under your chin or around your neck depending on how you are wearing the hood. Behind the zip is a wide baffle to help prevent icy drafts from getting in.
The Primaloft Gold material handles moisture well. It will keep you warm when damp and also moves moisture quickly through the fabric, drying quickly once your pace drops or you stop.
The GV500 Insulated Jacket is great on and off the bike when it's freezing or low single digits. It's not really designed to work in the wet, although it will shrug off a light shower. It keeps you toasty when riding or hanging out after a ride, and it packs down to next to nothing when you need to stow it. Excellent.