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Endura Helium Packable Waterproof Cycling Jacket SS17

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Product Description

The Endura Helium is a packable waterproof cycling jackets that’s lightweight and will keep you dry if the weather takes a turn for the worse.

The Helium folds down into a small package that can fit in your pack or pocket. Simply pull it out when the weather changes.

The fabric is breathable so you won’t overheat when you’re really pedalling. The Helium is constructed with a stretchy hem and cuff panels to provide a comfortable fit without the need for any cords or adjusters.

Endura’s Helium waterproof jacket is for those wanting to keep dry without having to lug around too much extra weight. Showing its commuter potential, the Helium also comes with reflective piping and elements to improve your visibility on the road.

Key Features

  • Athletic fit won’t slow you down
  • Softshell hem and cuff panels - no drawcords or adjustors
  • Slimline inner storm flap w/ wrapover zip guard
  • Reflective film strips on neck & dots on cuff
  • Waterproof stretch chin guard
  • Rear zipped security pocket
  • Asymmetric front zipper
  • Waterproofness: 15000 mm
  • Size: S / M / L / XL / XXL
  • Colour: Yellow / Red / Black / White /

Size Chest (Inches) Chest (cm) Inches Waist (Inches) Waist (cm)
SML 36-38 92-98 30-32 76-83
MED 39-41 99-106 33-35 84-90
LGE 42-44 107-113 36-38 91-97
XL 45-47 114-121 39-41 98-105
XXL 48-50 122-127 42-44 106-112

Endura Helium Packable Waterproof Cycling Jacket SS17 Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.2
out of 5
4.22
Build Quality
4.33
Performance
4
Value For Money
3.67

Customer Reviews (3)

5
Light effective and built to last

This is the best cycle waterproof I've owned. Bought it for LEJOG in 2010 and it's never let me down or let in water in. It's reasonably cool too so no problems soaking from the inside unless you're hammering it. Stretchy neck and cuffs are brill! Only buying another now as I broke the zip on last one (RIP).

This is the best cycle waterproof I've owned. Bought it for LEJOG in 2010 and it's never let me down or let in water in. It's reasonably cool too so no problems soaking from the inside unless you're hammering it. Stretchy neck and cuffs are brill! Only buying another now as I broke the zip on last one (RIP).

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
4
A good all rounder

Will soon be purchasing my second Endura Helium. Fit is good Good water resistance overall a nice jacket.

Will soon be purchasing my second Endura Helium. Fit is good Good water resistance overall a nice jacket.

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 3/5
4
Waterproof jacket

I keep buying endura products because I am really pleased with them. The quality is on high level. That last jacket I had was waterproof and really kept me dry. It is good for bad condition weather.Here I found the best deal on jackets.

I keep buying endura products because I am really pleased with them. The quality is on high level. That last jacket I had was waterproof and really kept me dry. It is good for bad condition weather.Here I found the best deal on jackets.

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5

Endura Jackets Size Chart

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Endura Men's Jackets Sizing

Use the Endura size chart to find the best fit for you.

 

X Small

Small

Medium

Large

X Large

XX Large

XXX Large

XXXX Large

Chest (in)

35-37"

37-39"

39-41"

41-43"

43-45"

45-47"

47-49"

49-51"

Chest (cm)

89-94cm

94-99cm

99-104cm

104-109cm

109-114cm

114-119cm

119-124cm

124-129cm

 

Endura Women's Jackets Sizing

 

XX Small

X Small

Small

Medium

Large

X Large

XX Large

Chest (inches)

30-31"

32-33"

34-35"

36-37"

38-39"

40-41"

42-43"

Chest (cm)

77-80cm

81-86cm

87-90cm

91-95cm

96-100cm

101-105cm

106-110cm

Read our clothing size guide for more information on sizing.

 

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Waterproof Jackets Guide

 

Waterproof Jackets Guide

Let’s face it. If you’re cycling for any length of time in the UK, you’re going to need a waterproof jacket in your clothing arsenal. In our waterproof jacket guide we’ll arm you with all the knowledge you need to choose the best rain proof jacket for your needs.


Waterproofness

Before you buy any waterproof jacket, you’ll want to know whether it is 100% waterproof, or simply water resistant.

To be classed as waterproof, a jacket must have taped seams and weather proof zips to ensure no water seeps through to your under garments. These jackets will also have a DWR coating on the outer layer that makes water droplets bead up and roll off the garment.

Water resistant jackets are cheaper and will offer light rain protection but should not be used during heavy downpours as water will make its way to your clothing underneath.

Cyclist wearing waterproof jacket
Water Resistant JacketWaterproof Jacket
  • Waterproofness rating of 5,000mm and under
  • Fabric will be treated with a DWR (Durable Water Resistance) coating
  • A minimum waterproofness rating of 10,00mm
  • Taped seams
  • Weatherproof zips
  • DWR coating on outer fabric

How is waterproofness measured?

Waterproofness is rated in millimetres and usually based off the Static Column Water Resistance Test. A column of water is placed on top of the fabric and the level at which water begins to seep through to the under layer is recorded in ‘mm’. The higher the rating the more waterproof the jacket is.

Waterproof measurements?

  • 0 - 5,000mm: Splash/rain proof but not waterproof
  • 10,000mm – 20,000mm: Waterproof in moderate to heavy rain
  • 20,000mm – 30,000mm Plus: Waterproof in the heaviest conditions

Breathability

After waterproofness, breathability is the most important factor when choosing your jacket. While these jackets will keep water from getting in, they’ll also stop water vapour (your sweat) from getting out and it doesn’t take long to get damp and sticky on a hard ride.

A general rule of thumb is the more waterproof a jacket is, the less breathable it will be. However, there is an exception. Premium jackets will use advanced fabrics such as GoreTex that let vapour escape without letting water in. A jacket with a breathability rating of over 10,000g will help to stop that ‘boil in a bag’ feeling.

Cyclist wearing waterproof jacket

How is breathability measured?

Breathability is measured by how much water vapour can pass through the fabric during 24 hours. This will be recorded in grams of vapour per square metre (g/m2) but is often simply rated as just “g”. The higher the grams, the more breathable the jacket is.

What is a good measurement?

  • 0 - 5,000g: Standard breathability, you’ll get damp when riding hard
  • 10,000g – 20,000g: Good breathability when pedalling hard
  • 20,000g plus: Great breathability for all out efforts

Great Features to Look for in a Waterproof Jacket:

Fabric:

Usually waterproof jackets will have an outer layer or nylon or polyester with a laminated inner membrane that lets water vapour escape, without letting rain in. Sometimes you’ll find a mesh layer inside the jacket for extra comfort.

Durable Water Resistance (DWR):

DWR is the first line of defence against the elements. It’s a treatment added to the outer layer of almost all waterproof jackets (except where the waterproof laminate membrane is the outer layer). It works by forcing water droplets to bead up and roll off the garment.

The DWR coating will wear away over time so you will need a waterproofer such as Nikwax to reinstall performance.

Close up of water droplets on fabric

Waterproof/Breathable Inner Laminates:

Enhancing breathability and waterproofness will be an internal layer (or multiple layers) of laminate membrane such as GoreTex. These laminates will be made of millions of tiny pores that are big enough for water vapour molecules to escape, but too small for liquid water molecules to enter.

Premium jackets will come with more advanced laminates that are lighter and can transfer moisture away from your skin quicker.

See our Technical Fabric Guide to learn more about key fabric technologies from the biggest names in cycle clothing.

Close up of GoreTex fabric

Cycle Specific Fit:

Before choosing your jacket, consider the type of riding you’ll be doing.

Road cyclists who train and race hard will want a tighter cut for improved aerodynamics. You don’t want excess flapping around in the wind causing extra drag.

At the slower speeds of mountain biking and commuting a looser cut with more freedom of movement is what you’ll want. For commuting having extra space under your jacket to fit work clothing is a handy option.

Cyclist in a bent over cycling position wearing a waterproof jacket

Other general cycling specific features include:

  • An extended drop tail at the rear to cover your lower back when in a cycling position (some jackets will give you the option to roll up the tail into a pocket for ‘off-the-bike’ style).
  • A slightly raised front hem to reduce fabric bunching at your waist.
  • Articulated arms and elbows which are pre-shaped for cycling can improve comfort.
  • Elastic hem, collar and cuffs all keep the jacket in place and help stop rain from getting through.

Packability:

During the warmer months of summer, you’ll want a lightweight, packable waterproof shell rather than a bulky jacket. Look for packable jackets that you can stash in your jersey pocket or backpack, ready for if the weather turns.

Most packable jackets will be water-resistant rather than waterproof, make sure you check the product description to see if it will fit you needs.

Lightweight packable jacket

Stowable Hood:

Look for jackets which feature a stowable hood that will slip underneath your helmet. Removable hoods are ideal for rides where rain stops and starts. A cinch at the rear of the hood will help keep the hood fixed in place when you turn your head in different directions, so you don’t lose visibility.


Security Pocket:

When choosing a water-resistant jacket, make sure there is one pocket with taped seams and a zipper garage for storing your smartphone and other gadgets. This’ll keep them protected from the elements.


Zipper:

For a jacket to be waterproof it must not let water seep through seams and zips. Make sure there is a zipper garage to stop water from leaking through to your underlayers. A storm garage is a good idea for riding in harsh conditions.

YKK zips are super durable to stand up to daily wear and tear. A full length zipper is a good option to improve venting when the rain stops and the sun comes back out.

Cyclist wearing a jacket zipping the jacket up

Visibility:

If you’re planning on commuting in your jacket, choose one which includes reflective elements and bright hi-vis colour options. Some jackets like the Altura NightVision will come with integrated LED’s for extra visibility in low light conditions.

Scotchlight reflective material will help you pop out from the background in car headlights. Bright block colour options are always a good option for day time visibility too. See our reflective jacket comparison to see just how powerful reflective technologies can be.

Hi-visibility jacket

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE to mainland UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

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Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns.

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.

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