OVER­ALL VER­DICT

220 Triathlon Magazine - - BIKE JACKETS -

If you want a fully wa­ter­proof bike jacket, you’ll have to look else­where. While the tech seen here pro­vides wa­ter-re­sis­tance, they’re still no match for that more crinkly ma­te­rial, like Gore-Tex. On the plus side, the jack­ets here are more breath­able than their fully wa­ter­proof­ing ri­vals.

Ar­guably the Endura is too breath­able be­cause of its mi­cro per­fo­ra­tions – and the oth­er­wise fine Proviz suf­fers sweati­ness be­hind the re­flec­tive pan­els. That can’t be la­belled at Gi­ant’s ef­fort that stands up to de­bil­i­tat­ing gusts and all for a good price.

But for value, it’s hard to look be­yond Dhb. True, it’s not the warm­est but is highly ca­pa­ble as the outer gar­ment in a lay­er­ing sys­tem. But the win­ner’s tro­phy goes to San­tini for their Beta. Not only will it keep you warm, it’s breath­able and even wa­ter­re­sis­tant to an im­pres­sive level.

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