When riding at night, being seen is paramount. While lights are most important, reflective clothing also goes a long way to keep you visible.
The Endura Luminite jacket is our hands down favorite cycling jacket. They start with a 2.5 layer waterproof and breathable fabric. That means they took a breathable, yet windproof base layer, added a waterproof coating on the outside, and added a protective inner layer, giving you the lightest weight option of a 2, 2.5, or 3 layer material.
Fully seam-sealed waterproofing. There are storm flaps on all zippers, which includes the chest pocket, both waist pockets, the large rear pocket, and a bonded and laser cut double storm flap on the full length zipper.
When you need more ventilation, but you don’t want to unzip the main zipper, there are under arm vents to let more air in and heat out.
The jacket isn’t made to be warm, more as the top layer to protect you from the wind and rain. The cut is generous enough to layer up underneath, but still fitted to keep from flapping.
The rear of the jacket is extended to provide coverage when riding.
What separates this jacket from other high quality cycling jackets is that it will keep you safe at night. Endura added reflective graphics to give 360 degrees of visibility.
During the day, they only look like silver graphics, but at night, they light up when light hits them.
On back of the Luminite II jacket, Endura added a small flashing light like you would normally find on the back of a bike. To turn it on, just push the top section, and it activates two flash patterns, or a constant red light. The light is easily removable if you choose to.
Endura has a whole range of Luminite products to cover you from helmet to toe all year long to make sure that you are seen when riding at night.