Scottish apparel specialist firm Endura has pointed out that, for the hardcore roadie, training and racing can sometimes be an unglamorous wet and cold affair. With this in mind the company’s FS260-Pro Adrenaline range is for training and racing, ‘because nothing feels better than fast and light.’
The range is billed as… ‘Clothing that protects, but doesn’t weigh you down. Garments that help you reach the adrenaline high of riding to your limit.’
The expanded FS260-Pro Adrenaline collection aims to provide ‘wet weather essentials, and more’: with a jacket, a gilet, a glove and – for the first time – a 3/4 short, all fashioned from Endura’s proprietary ExoShell20ST fabric. The company adds that ‘ExoShell20ST combines waterproofing and breathability in an astonishingly lightweight package.’
‘Its delicate appearance belies an inner strength. The ST is a nod to the fabric’s secret weapon: mechanical stretch. It’s a quality that allows Adrenaline garments to be cut close for a fast, athletic, non-flap fit.’
Made from a translucent fabric that keeps a race number visible, the FS260-Pro Adrenaline Race Cape II is fully seam-sealed, and fitted with a full-length front zip with internal storm flap. The elasticated drop tail protects a rider’s rear from road spray with the silicone gripper preventing it from riding up; while the stitch-free bonded stretch front and the long, bonded stretch cuffs hep with fit.
Race Cape II is available in a men’s and a women’s version in a wide size curve and a range of colours including high-viz blue and cerise for those concerned with visibility.
The new FS260-Pro Adrenaline Waterproof 3/4 continues the story into legwear: like the popular race cape the leggings are fully seam-sealed and finished with reflective trim and prints. Endura adds that riders can ‘Stash these lightweight shorts in your jersey back pocket and deploy when the weather turns foul for rain and spray protection. See them as your invisible mudguards!’
The FS260-Pro Adrenaline Race Gilet gives riders all the benefits of the jacket minus the arms, but with an even smaller packing size. Available in a men’s version and in a women-specific fit.
Completing the Adrenaline weather protection range is the Adrenaline Shell Glove. This is a lightweight, breathable glove with waterproof and windproof back hand fabric and a cut away palm for bar grip. Designed to be worn over a lightweight glove or mitt, it helps to keep hands comfortable when needed, and when not in use it ‘packs away into any pocket thanks to its tiny pack size’.