Moving Comfort Endeavor Jacket

Manufacturer Description

Laugh at the rain, smile at the wind. Day or night, this highly wind and water resistant soft shell, with 360⁰ reflectivity, will keep you dry and safe.

Features

  • Fabric – 79% polyester / 21% polyurethane
  • Full center zip
  • Zip hand warmer pockets
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • Interior zip pocket
  • 360⁰ reflectivity
  • Measured size medium
    • Center back – 66 cm (26.0 in)
    • Sleeve length – 83.4 cm (32.8 in)
    • Pit to pit – 47.4 cm (18.7 in)
  • Retail – $120

YMMV Review

Guest review by Melissa.

Moving Comfort is an all-woman company, everything we create is designed around women. When it feels good and looks great, you’ll be more confident and have more fun when you wear it. Moving Comfort started back in 1977 and has been making women’s clothing ever since. They have a four-part philosophy in what they do: Moving means moving, quality comes first, fit affects everything, and running responsibly.

Front View of Jacket

I did a review of the Moving Comfort Split Skort during the summer and really liked them. This fall and winter she was able to get an Endeavor Jacket to review from Moving Comfort.

Testing

I tested this jacket during the fall and winter here in Bend. It has been a mild winter, but I have been able to use this jacket on my runs, walks, and cross-country skiing. We have not had many rainy days to test the jacket in, but we have had lots of cold and windy ones.

Back View of Jacket

Design ★★★☆☆

Appearance (25%) ★★★★½

Construction (25%) ★★½☆☆

Materials (20%) ★★½☆☆

Pockets (10%) ★★½☆☆

Sustainability (10%) ☆☆☆☆☆

Weight (10%) ★★½☆☆

The Moving Comfort Endeavor Jacket is a softshell winter jacket. The softshell fabric is a mix of polyester and polyurethane. This makes the jacket highly wind and water resistant. What sets this apart is the print on the outside. It has a blue spiral and flowerish print for a little style. The Endeavor has a full front zip with two zippers. At the top of the front zipper there is a garage to protect your chin. There are two hand warmer pockets and one zippered inside chest pocket. I was surprised that none of the pockets have an audio port.

Zipper Garage, Inner fabric detail

The Endeavor Jacket has a soft interior for comfort against your skiing. The interior fabrics have a fun print as well. The wrist cuffs use a Velcro cinch closure. There are no adjustments at the bottom hem of the torso. The jacket is made to be semi-fit and designed for a women’s shape. I will discuss this a bit more below. The jacket has 360 degrees of reflectivity for nighttime running.

I gave the Endeavor Jacket only a rating of zero for sustainability. To my knowledge, I did not see anything about the use of sustainable resources or any mention of green initiatives on their website. For this reason, I give them a zero. If I see anything that changes this, I will update this review.

Fit ★★½☆☆

Arm Length (25%) ★★★☆☆

Comfort Next to Skin (20%) ★★★☆☆

Cuffs (15%) ★★☆☆☆

Ease of Movement (15%) ★★½☆☆

Torso Sizing (25%) ★★½☆☆

I am a really big fan of the Moving Comfort Split Skort I reviewed in the summer. This led me to want to try the Endeavor Jacket. The jacket is semi-fit and fit good everywhere except in the shoulders. The arm length was food and did not ride up when I used my arms. The lower torso area was also very comfortable. Even though there is no bottom hem adjustment, the cut of the jacket flows very well onto my hips. Now where I had a fit issue was in the shoulders. I have been a swimmer since high school, so I have larger shoulders and this made the jacket tight when wearing it. The only way I could comfortably wear the jacket was with only a sports bra underneath. Anything more than this was just too restricting. I have let some other friends who have a different shape try the jacket out, and it fit them better.

Velcro Wrist Cuffs

The interior of the jacket has a brushed texture to it that makes it comfortable against the skin. The softshell material has a 4-way stretch giving it good freedom of movement. The only thing that prevented this was the shoulders. I also was not a big fan of the Velcro cuffs. It was not so much the actual ones on this jacket, but rather Velcro cuffs in general. These one were sufficient and got the job done; they are just a bit bulky.

Performance ★★½☆☆

Breathability (15%) ★★☆☆☆

Durability (10%) ★★★☆☆

Moisture Transport (10%) ★★½☆☆

Versatility (15%) ★★★☆☆

Warmth (10%) ★★½☆☆

Water Resistance (30%) ★★★½☆

Wind Resistance (20%) ★★★★½

The Endeavor Jacket is great for keeping the harsh elements out. It is virtually wind proof and the only reason it is not waterproof is because the seams are not taped. Unfortunately, this weather protection comes at a cost. I did not find the jacket very breathable. If it was a calm or warm day, I would overheat in this jacket. When the wind was blowing, or it was cold out then I was just right, and this was with only a sports bra underneath. The jacket is reasonably warm, about what you would expect when looking at it. Even though the jacket does not breathe well, it does move moisture if you do begin to sweat. The brushed interior helps with this moisture transport and helps the jacket not to get too clammy inside. The jacket is a really versatile piece.  I used it for running and cross-country skiing and can see using it for a variety of other activities as well. The softshell fabric feels very durable, through all the use I have put it through, I have seen no areas of wear.

360 Degree Reflective Elements

Overall ★★½☆☆

Overall, I really liked the look of the jacket. It is very sharp. The jacket was nice but a little tight through the shoulders. Some of my friends who I let try the jacket had a much better fit through the shoulders. I would recommend this jacket for ladies with smaller shoulders looking for a jacket that can be used for running, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and other activities. It has a good amount of weather protection and a 4-way stretch. I think Moving Comfort is making some great pieces; this one just did not fit exactly the way I was hoping it would. The Endeavor Jacket retails for $120. As always, your mileage may vary.

Pros

  • Great color and print
  • Water reistant and wind resistant
  • 4-way stretch softshell material

Cons

  • Tight in the shoulders
  • No audio port in pockets
  • Wrist cuffs are a bit bulky

About the author

I am JJ’s wife and main training partner. I also do triathlons, hike, and ski with JJ. When possible, I chip in with a review here or there.

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