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Endura FS260-Pro Jetstream Jersey II review

8 Jan 2021
Verdict:

Versatile long-sleeved jersey for comfortable cold weather rides

Cyclist Rating: 
Price: 
£89.99
For 
Great fit • Water-repellent • Warm • Windproof • Well priced
Against 
Won’t withstand downpours (you’ll need a jacket for that)

Even though many of us, in this strangest of years, might feel we’ve been stuck in a Groundhog Day situation for much of 2020, besides the rising and setting of the sun one of the few constants has – ironically – been change.

Seasons change, and as autumn crept up when nobody was looking, the need for kit like the Endura FS260-Pro Jetstream Jersey II was upon us before we knew it.

This long-sleeved jersey – while not suitable for deep winter rides without a guaranteed, 100% waterproof layer worn over the top – has proved to be the best bet for transitional climes.

 

Two out of four ain’t bad

I’d confidently say that the Endura FS260-Pro Jetstream Jersey II is the ideal two-season jersey: those two seasons obviously being autumn and spring, when the chances of being caught out by a frost, biting winds, rainfall and general brass monkeys conditions are high.

Buy the FS260-Pro jersey now from Endura for £89.99

Here’s a barometer for you: if it’s cold enough for gloves, it’s cold enough for this jersey.

Its temperature regulation performance has been one of the biggest benefits. Windproof panels at the chest and front of the sleeves have kept my core warm.

However, you still sweat when it’s cold – especially when your nominated lockdown riding buddy has a tendency to forget what the words ‘easy ride’ mean…

To counter this potential overheating, fleecy thermal Roubaix panels at the sides and upper back of the Endura FS260-Pro Jetstream Jersey II not only insulate, but also hold moisture away from the body, trapping warm air while boosting breathability.

 

Serves to protect

The Endura FS260-Pro Jetstream Jersey II is treated with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. In simple terms, it’s waterproof in showers; not so in a deluge.

Bear this in mind, and pack a rain jacket accordingly if the clouds look like emptying on you for the duration of your ride. Again, what this serves to highlight is the jersey’s suitability for transitional weather conditions, and in practice I’ve been reaching for it on probably 80% of my autumn rides.

 

Fit and features

The Endura FS260-Pro Jetstream Jersey II is – like the rest of the FS260-Pro collection – cut for a racier fit. However, that fit is roomier than in the summer riding kit from Endura, leaving ample room for a figure-hugging, long-sleeved baselayer beneath.

Soft, almost silky fabric at the cuffs extends over the wrists, and stretches to ensure my neoprene riding gloves not only fit under the cuffs, but also that wind doesn’t whistle up my sleeves.

Buy the FS260-Pro jersey now from Endura for £89.99

The rubberised front zip is a cinch to adjust when riding, the high neck is a helpful barrier against invasive windchill, and the three rear pockets are easy to reach and helpfully deep enough for a rain jacket, mini-pump, fuel and tubes (and to stash gloves if your hands get toasty enough).

The waterproof zipped pocket to the side of the triple-pouch array will swallow bank cards and an iPhone 8 (anything bigger and you’ll struggle).

The rear hem is cut low to keep spray off your behind, while reflective detailing adds a little extra visibility.

Value packed

Like all the best kit, the Endura FS260-Pro Jetstream Jersey II is deceptive in the way it melds practicality with panache. It’s a versatile item of riding attire that will see you through to the end of the current furlough scheme with only select rides calling for something warmer, more waterproof or an extra layer of rain protection.

Plus, for one British penny below £90, it is – as is true with much of the recent output from Endura – punching well above its weight.

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