220 Triathlon Magazine - - Kit Zone -

Avail­able in white, pink or the turquoise op­tion shown here, the race cape from En­dura is su­per floaty-light at a mere 98g and comes with its own stuff sack to keep it com­pact when not in use. In fact, it ends up so small and light you’d bet­ter make a note of where you left it, if you want to make sure you don’t mis­place it! There are plenty of other good fea­tures, too. The trans­parency means your race num­ber will still be vis­i­ble through it when worn un­der­neath, which makes it per­fect for an au­tumn/win­ter duathlon at­tempt with­out hav­ing to faff about tak­ing race belts on and off mid-race, while a soft col­lar and zip garage keep it comfy. Cuffs are elas­ti­cated, while the breath­able fab­ric also has a touch of stretch which helped the fit. Our size small was a good fit, with room to move but with­out be­ing flappy. In show­ers this jacket did a good job of keep­ing the rain off, al­though in a del­uge we did see some wa­ter ingress – mainly around the back of the neck – and the arms got very clammy. Still a use­ful prod­uct to have in your kit bag, though.

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