Buyers Guide: Race Cape – Weather Protection on the bike

The Endura FS260-Pro Adrenaline Race Cape is your protection from the elements in your sportives and races

Endura Press Release: The racing and sportive season has started again and with the weather being what it is, unpredictable, riders will always need to rely on a trustworthy race cape in case the weather turns for the worse.

The race cape has been part of a racer’s kit bag for decades and with cyclosportives getting more and more popular, there is a great choice of more than 200 sportives in the UK alone this year, those taking part in Sportives will also find having one in the back pocket very valuable.

Whether you train for a UK event like the Etape Caledonia in Scotland – proudly sponsored by Endura – or whether you’re heading to a region with more reliable weather, it is always advisable to carry some lightweight, ultra packable weather protection like the new Adrenaline Race Cape with you – and if only to keep you warm while waiting for the starting signal and after crossing the finish line.

The Adrenaline Race Cape is a European style road cycling piece out of the FS260 Pro Series. Made out of a transparent, lightweight waterproof fabric that is highly breathable, this jacket is the perfect weather protection solution for race day since it allows for the race-number on the jersey underneath to be visible at all times.

The high waterproof properties of the fabric keep rain out, while the excellent breathability of the FS260-Pro Adrenaline Race Cape keeps you dry and comfortable on the inside by letting excess heat and steam escape quickly – the fabric is waterproof to a water column of 15,000mm and the breathability of the fabric reaches a value of 20,000g/m2/24hrs.

The simplicity of the garment with pull-on elasticated cuffs and collar and the straight-forward front zip make it easy to put the jacket on and off in race conditions – no fussing around with velcros! The high-tech hydrophilic material in combination with the athletic fit and nicely finished details like reflective trims, externally taped French seams and the pack sack that comes with it make the FS260-Pro Adrenaline Race Cape a definite winner.

The FS260-Pro Adrenaline Race Cape is available in sizes S-XXL and retails at £59.99 .

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Or, the Equipe range as used by Endura Racing team

Endura Racing’s Ian Wilkinson with his Equipe race cape at the Eddie Soens this year. 

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