Tackling typical British winter conditions if you’re training or racing isn’t easy, but it’s been made much easier thanks to recent fabric developments that provide protection without the sweat buildup. Endura’s expanded FS260-Pro Adrenaline is aimed at fast training rides and races in foul weather include a jacket, gilet, gloves and brand new 3/4 shorts.
The clothing is made from the company’s proprietary Exoshell20, a 3-layer fabric with a waterproof and breathable rating of 10k/20k. Endura says it combines waterproofing and breathability in a lightweight package and the stretch factor enhances fit with no flapping.
We’ll start with the new FS260-Pro Adrenaline 3/4 shorts (£74.99) which the company says can be thought of as “invisible mudguards”. They are lightweight and highly packable, so you can roll them up and carry in a jersey pocket and unfurl them if and when the weather turns bad. They are fully seam-sealed and have reflective details.
The FS260-Pro Adrenaline Race Cape II is the sort of design that is favoured by racing cyclists because it is translucent so a race number can still be visible even when you’re racing in the rain. It comes in a men and women’s cut and has an elasticated dropped tail, full-length front zip with internal storm flap and is fully seam-sealed throughout.
When you don’t need the protection of a jacket the FS260-Pro Adrenaline Race Gilet II (£64.99) which is basically the jacket minus the sleeves. That means it’s even lighter and packs up much smaller.
We’ll end with the new FS260-Pro Adrenaline Shell Gloves (£27.99). Endura has designed them to be worn over a lightweight glove with a waterproof and windproof back hand fabric for protection while the cutaway palm improves grip on the handlebar. They can be stashed in a jersey pocket when not needed.
road.cc will have a closer look at this new clothing just as soon at it lands in the office. For now, you can take a closer look over at www.endurasport.com
David worked on the road.cc tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes.