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Review: Endura Roubaix Women’s Jacket

Kerry tests the Endura Roubaix Women's Jacket, which is beautifully styled and highly technical.

An Endura classic, the Roubaix Women’s Jacket is a thermal, soft, full zipped jacket which is warm enough to be worn as an outer layer but would also be suitable to be worn alone for spring rides. Beautifully styled, highly technical and packed full of features, it was an instant hit with me.

I wore the Endura Roubaix thermo jacket as an outer layer during the coldest of the winter rides and it was surprisingly warm. The technical nature of the fabric means that the sweat was pulled away from the body and dried very quickly. The jacket is not waterproof so you will need to pack a waterproof jacket if the weather looks a bit temperamental.

The cut is described as an athletic fit, is very flattering and was true to size. it has nice long arms to stop you from getting cold wrists and has a high collar to prevent wind chill, keeping you snug around the neck. There are three easy access rear pockets and a zipped rear security pocket all with small reflective inserts for visibility. There’s some extra reflective detailing on the arm cuffs and logo but this is very minimal. I am quite tall at 5’7’’ and the jacket covered my lower back, upper hips and was held in place with a silicone gripper.

I tested the black Endura Roubaix jacket, and my only criticism is that it is ‘very black’ with minimal reflective detail. When combined with black tights, overshoes and a black bike, I felt a little bit invisible and vulnerable when out on the road. Endura offer this jacket in three colours, black, pink and ultra-marine, and the more colourful options may appeal to the road cyclist.

Even though the Endura Roubaix is designed as a road cycling jacket, I could not resist wearing it on the trails, and I also wore it when I was out running!

The jacket is a comfortable, warm and flattering winter layer with many useful features and really high tech fabric.

Sizes: XS-XL

Price: £44.99 (RRP £47.99), available from Evans.

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