Mountain biking at this time of year is fraught with difficult clothing decisions, but aiming to take the dilemma away is the brand new Pakajak jacket from British clothing company Endura.
It’s pitch is to offer a very lightweight jacket that packs down very small into its own stuff sack, while protecting you from the lashing rain and gale force winds when you recruit its services.
Made from a lightweight Ripstop fabric, it’s showerproof with excellent breathability promised. Avoiding overheating is aided with underarm mesh vents, and the cycling-specific fit means that on the bike it fits the crouched riders’ body perfectly. A dropped tail provides the bum with extra coverage, ideal if you eschew mudguards.
Endura says of the new jacket: “It is ultra packable and comes in a convenient small stuff sack so it easily fits in a jersey pocket. Needless to say that it opens up effortlessly to be a full sized jacket that protects the rider through changing weather conditions.”
Being based in Scotland and being mountain bikers, Endura have always got the details right with its products, ensuring its jackets are among the best loved with UK mountain bikers. Extra features includes a laser cut storm flap with a zip guard, elasticated cuffs, collar and hem and reflective tip on the sleeves, shoulders and around the back.
And best of all, it costs a very reasonable £39.99. There’s a choice of eight colours and men and women sizing is available.