Endura – waterproof shorts added to MT500 range

by Dave Anderson 6

One less reason to avoid the rain, thanks to Endura. Here’s the info…

UK Trails tend to be wet and muddy for a large proportion of the year – fact. Once you’ve got a wet bum, riding is considerably less fun – fact. While most mountain bikers don’t care too much about wet and muddy calves, a wet saddle region is a different matter altogether, quickly creating discomfort in a very sensitive area! There is a simple answer; waterproof shorts. That’s why Scottish all-weather experts Endura have added the new MT500 Waterproof Shorts to their popular MT500 range.

Hopefully that’s rain

Waterproof shorts need to be, err, waterproof, but it’s not quite as simple as that. First-class waterproof shorts need to be breathable, comfortable, and offer a great fit while riding. It will come as no surprise that Endura’s new MT500 Waterproof Shorts combine the all of these properties along with a host of additional practical features, all at a great price (£69.99).

The fully seam sealed, compact fabric of the MT500 Waterproof Shorts is completely waterproof to a water column of 10,000mm, and also features a high breathability of 10,000 g/m2/24h. Stretch waterproof panels at the lower back and at the crotch guarantee full freedom of movement, while the highly durable Cordura® fabric seat panel ensures a long lifespan of the shorts. The shorts have a hem adjustment system at the legs for a perfect fit, enabling you to close them tight to prevent water and mud from spraying up your legs.

The waist is highly adjustable thanks to the elastic waistband and internal draw cord. At the back there’s a spacious zipped mesh pocket which can be used for valuables while riding or to stash the shorts. Padded liner shorts or the MT500 Protective Undershorts can be clicked in and out easily with the clever Endura Clickfast™ system.

and it was all yellow...
and it was all yellow…

Last but not least, with their yellow MT500 contrast details and reflective logos, these shorts look the part too.

Now stop using wet trails as an excuse to slouch on the couch – get out and ride!

For more information please see www.endurasport.com

Comments (6)

  1. I have the ones with the waterproof arse. Best shorts I have ever bought. Makes wet riding so much more pleasurable. They were also cheaper than these ones.

  2. What’s the difference between these & the Superlites they used to sell/are still selling?

  3. Always found the Superlites a bit sweaty but preferred their cut to the MT500s. Here’s hoping these give you the best of both!

  4. I find the waterproof arse shorts very useful as a lightweight summer short as well. Worked fine in a very hot Spain last year.

  5. Been using a previous version for a couple of winters now; the fact Endura are Scottish means they know the rigours their kit will be put through. I wash them with a tech wash and re-proofing solution and they are still working well although are starting to leak on soaking wet days. Highly recommended.

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