Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rain Rain Rain

Well, it may be May but the rain is as bad as April :(

This weekends mini tour to the Isle of Wight randonnee is going to be a soggy one for sure. Thinking of ditching the trunk bag and panniers for a good quality dry sack – a trip to the local camping and outdoor pursuits shop beckons this lunch time.

Endura Equipe HeliumOn a plus side I want to sing the praises of the Endura Equipe Helium Rain jacket! I bought this as a replacement for my Altura Nightvision. The Nightvision is a cracking jacket, but to me it is more suited to the cold as it is quite heavy and has a fleece lined collar – great in the cold but a bit too much when the temps rise.

I had a good scout round when choosing a light weight alternative, and the Endura Equipe Helium was the one that seemed to answer the needs best – lightweight, waterproof, ‘breathable’ (in quotes as I dont believe anything is truely breathable, but I dont end up clammy and sweaty in this jacket), a small packdown size, and most importantly for me – not too expensive! :)

So whatever the rain this coming bank holiday weekend, I am now feeling fairly confident that my core will stay dry and all I need to do is remember my overshoes!

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