Race through rain and puddles on your downhill mud-machine wearing the waterproof breathable Endura MT500 Jacket. The fully taped seams and three-layer PTFE Protection membrane stop the mud splatter from penetrating to your core as you rage down the mountain, and the durable Cordura fabric won?t shred when you get thrown from your bike.Large underarm zip vents dump heat and double as cargo pocketsHelmet-friendly, adjustable hood features reflective trim and perforated peripheral panels for better visibilityRemovable stretch cuffs keep muddy water out of your sleeves and vent hot air through interior mesh forearmsWaterproof zippers ensure zero leaks
a Cross Country Rider
from salem, oregon, us
Date Reviewed: November 20, 2010
Strengths: well thought out features i.e. large sealed side vents, pit zips, hood that can be worn over helmet, drop tail.
With plenty of rain falling and temps in 40's this jacket has kept me warm and dry. I have only been wearing a smart wool micro sweat shirt and have been totally comfortable. The jacket has plenty of vents but if its pouring rain you probably won't have them wide open. After a 3 hour ride I will be a little damp from sweat. Was't sure about the hoodie at first, but it proven to be useful.I went with the xl, I'm 6'2" at 200lbs. built pretty lanky and the fit is a little loose, but I feel a large would have been short in the arms.
Weaknesses: Being made in china and retailing for close to $300. It is overpriced.
Great jacket. I would have considered a jacket from Ground Effect if I could have tried on or seen some product from them.