A highly breathable, waterproof and technically top-notch jacket from the Scottish weather experts.
Here’s another jacket that’s just dropped into the office in time for a spot of winter weather. The MT500 from Endura has since its introduction been a favourite among those who battle the British elements, and this second generation version – lighter yet still exceptionally weather-proof (MT500 still exists) – retains the qualities of its forefather. You may have seen the main man and Endura ambassador Danny MacAskill sporting it lately…
Dirt’s resident materials expert, Sean White, took a look around the jacket:
Tech and spec
The fabric – this is where they have stepped up the game with ExoShell60.
As before, a 3-ply (layer) fabric. The (Fluoride free) membrane is sandwiched between the tough but light outer shell and the wicking liner. The fabric is super light for a tough 3-ply material at only 105g per square metre. Fully taped throughout for complete waterproofing. This material has an excellent waterproof rating at 18,000mm and ground-breaking breathability of 60,000g/m2/24hrs.
(A typical £50 – £80 jacket would have a waterproofing rating of 10,000mm and breathability rating of 10,000g/M2/24hrs, for example.)