Rising spring temperatures don’t always coincide with bright skies and dazzling sunshine, which can result in new challenges for a cyclist’s wardrobe. With this in mind, Endura’s Lumijak and Lumigilet aim to provide an ‘eye-wateringly bright solution’ for those dodging traffic on a daily commute or racking up the miles in preparation for a big summer on the road.
Endura adds that the key to these new products is the avoidance of the ‘Hi-Vis equals boil in the bag’ issue, which can be common in the world of winter commuter jackets where anything over a minimal effort can be rewarded with an overly warm, sweaty and uncomfortable top half.
Endura continues to point out that its fabrics and features are ideally suited to milder climates and high intensity riding – and are finished in super bright hi-vis colours and emblazoned with loads of 360 degree reflective safety chevrons.
Made from a ‘super lightweight, windproof fabric with a DWR treatment’, both the Lumijak and the Lumigilet aim to balance element protection with high breathability and tiny pack size (stuff sack included).
They can be worn all day or stashed in a jersey pocket as an emergency layer for variable conditions and long descents. Extended mesh underarm panels and back vents further enhance the breathability of the jacket. The elasticated hem, rear neck, and cuffs (in the case of the Lumijak) or armholes (Lumigilet) aim to provide a great fit without adding weight or compromising pack size.
The droptail protects the rear side from road spray. The hi-viz yellow colourway beams, with an orange full front zip adds a bit of contrast, and the ‘huge amount of reflective material makes absolutely sure that you’ll be seen day and night.’
Lumijak: Sizes S-XXL, Colour High-viz Yellow, RRP £49.99
Lumigilet: Sizes S-XXL, Colour High-viz Yellow, RRP £44.99