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.