ENDURA Flyte jacket, £99, www.endura.co.uk


Made from eVent fabric, the Flyte is fully waterproof and its breathability is claimed to be on a par with Gore-Tex. To ensure the waterproof properties Endura uses sealed seams and waterproof zips. The jacket is purpose designed for cycling with a long back and sleeves, discreet reflective strips on all sides, a protected rear pocket and a convenient, waterproof, ‘Napoleon’ pocket. An unusual but useful feature is the spectacle/shade cleaning cloth attached inside this chest pocket. 

Perhaps a stronger selling point is the fact the Flyte undercuts comparable Gore-Tex products by about 25 percent. It fits closely so consider going up a size if you wear multiple layers underneath. Colours: black, red, yellow. MM

PROS good value, quality finish
CONS lack of pit-zips