Bonkers video, sensible product update – it’s the new Endura MT500 waterproof range, with added ‘Force For Good’.
While Dan might have spent 2020 digging at Dyfi Bike Park, it looks like Gee has spent it watching Netflix. The Dark meets Stranger Things meets Star Wars in this over the top all action launch video for… waterproofs.
The product may not be that glamorous, but it’s certainly essential, so UK riders in particular will no doubt be glad to hear that the Endura MT500 range of waterproofs has been given an update with plenty of input from the Athertons. Of particular note are the improvements made to the environmental credentials of the materials used.
ExoShell40DR, the fabric at the heart of the new Endura MT500 waterproof collection, has the same category breathability and waterproof ratings as the standard ExoShell40 but the DR signals increased durability. A tough, durable outer layer is paired with a soft touch, high wicking mesh inner layer that is designed to move moisture away from your skin and through the super-fine fluorine free membrane sandwiched in the middle. As with all of Endura’s waterproofs, ExoShell40DR is treated with a PFC free DWR treatment. This fabric is also certified as having been made in a way that eliminates harmful substances from the supply chain; ensuring that products are safe for consumers, workers and the
The Endura MT500 waterproofs range consists of a jacket (that comes in women’s and men’s fit), shorts, trousers (also in men’s and women’s), and onesie. And no, the onesie doesn’t save you money over separate trousers and top, so you’d best get more wear out of it than you got out of your baby gros.
Endura MT500 Waterproof Prices
- Jacket – £229.99
- Shorts – £99.99
- Trousers – £179.99
- Onesie – £419.99
The new jacket comes in a slightly more fitted cut, with 2-way zips on the front pockets doubling as vents, and changes to the hood so it can be worn over a helmet or without a helmet when just hanging out.
The onesie now has more of a jacket and pants ‘separates’ look, with the ‘jacket’ tail now extending further down and the rear having improved waterproofing. A gusseted attachment to the waistband improves fit with less pulling, and allows for more height accommodation.
The shorts and trousers are pre-shaped for an on bike articulated fit, with stretch panels for unrestricted movement. Both also have water resistant hand pockets, an extra durable seat panel, knee pad compatible fit, belt loops and zipped fly popper closure. The MT500 Waterproof Trouser II has long, thigh height 2-way water repellent side zips which make the trousers easy to get on and off, with the top half of the zips doubling up as thigh vents with mesh gussets.
We’ve got some test samples coming our way, so mud loving Amanda is going to do her best to make like a pig and get mucky. Look out for them in Fresh Goods Friday soon.