Pakajak – The Truly Packable Jacket

Endura Pakajak cycling jacket lightweight windproof showerproof“Just what is a pack jacket? It’s pretty simple: a pack jacket is a jacket that lives in your pack. While compactness and light weight are key, so too are fit and function as it’s likely to be a rider’s most-worn piece of outerwear. Perfect (and always at hand) for early starts or when the sun drops below the horizon, the pack jacket should be showerproof enough to keep some unexpected rain from becoming horribly uncomfortable- but not so waterproof that it’s uncomfortable to wear when temps are just a bit cool.” – Bike Rumor


In like a lion, out like a lamb… April showers bring May flowers…

Here in Chicago, regardless of time of year, we know to expect anything. Springtime only magnifies Mother Nature’s mood swings. Those of us brave enough to go head-to-head with her on a bike know to prepare for any and all kinds of weather. Here’s one trick to be prepared that you can just about fit up your sleeve.


Endura Pakajak cycling jacket lightweight windproof showerproof


Endura’s Pakajak is the ideal emergency jacket. It’s ultra lightweight jacket with showerproof ripstop fabric protects you from the windchill. The fabric breathes, so you stay comfortable and underarm vents provide additional ventilation. The fit is snug, so it keeps you protected without extra material to flap in the wind. The dropped tail keeps your backside covered. The storm flap and elasticated cuffs provide extra protection from the wind.

The Pakajak compacts neatly to a palm-sized bundle that fits easily into your jersey pocket or a bike bag, so that you can always have it on hand for when it is needed – making it an ideal emergency jacket. The price point makes it perfect.

Whether you’re a road cyclist, a mountain biker or commuter, you’ll find the Endura Pakajak becomes your go-to emergency piece.


“For the vast majority of rides, it’s just about right: small enough to always have along, tidy thanks to the included stuff sack, and comfortable enough that I’ve never once avoided pulling it on. This little guy ranks right up there with a mini tool, pump, and snack as a pack essential.” – Bike Rumor


Edura’s Pakajak is available at Higher Gear in a variety of colors in both men’s and women’s sizing. Men can choose from black, red, ultra marine and hi-viz yellow. Women can choose from black, sky blue, pink and white.


Features include:

  • Ultra lightweight and showerproof ripstop fabric
  • Storm flap with two layers of main body fabric bonded and laser cut
  • Reflective trims on sleeves, shoulders and rear
  • Underarm mesh vents for optimal breathability
  • Elasticated cuffs, rear neck and hem


Be prepared for spring – and whatever Mother Nature throws your way. Come into Higher Gear today to pick up your Endura Pakajak. The Endura Pakajak also makes a great gift.


Endura Pakajak cycling jacket lightweight windproof showerproofMore praise for Endura’s Pakajak:

“Lightweight packable jacket is a must for slipping on as the temperature drops” –, December 2011

“It’s thin enough to be use under <30C to protect [from] the harsh sunlight and compact enough to stuff into water bottle…” – Anonymous Review

“Most windproofs are a little showerproof. This one is among the best I’ve tried for keeping the water out.” – tester

“Just this thin layer is enough to take a long-sleeved base layer and short-sleeved jersey down to the freezing mark- and it’s easy enough to stash in a pack or jersey pocket as the day warms.” – Bike Radar

“The Endura Pakajak impresses with its small size and packable material. It also looks really good.” – London Cyclist

“I have used the Pakajak now for several months and it has become my go-to item for dealing with changing ride conditions or descents. The small packed size, and yes, I can get it back in the stuff sack, is super for packing light or living out of a jersey pocket. It does a great job of cutting the wind and I cannot feel any wind getting around the front zipper or collar/sleeves.” –



Come into Higher Gear now to pick up your Endura Pakajak.



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