Endura Singletrack shorts – shrinking / sizing problems
I have 2 pairs of endura baggies MT500 and Singletrack. They are both large but are significantly different sizes. The Mt’s end up Round my hips after a ride (I have lost a bit of weight) but the singletracks are still fairly snug around the waist. This is not helped by the stupid (self opening) press-stud closure – a button would have been just dandy.
I would say that in line with my experiences with my other Endura stuff, sizing is a bit optimistic.
For the sake of balance, I should also say that I love Endura quality and their customer service / warranty department are legendary.Posted 4 years ago
I had MT500 years ago and they were quite big, but then the fabric was very different. The popper on the Singletracks would be fine IF the waist band didnt keep shrinking. The side straps dont even get done up.
Maybe I can drop Endura an email and have them look at them.Posted 4 years ago
At the time I had a 41″ waist and at the moment Im back at 40″ (just measured this morning). Ive been rocking this Adonis-like physique for 10 years without being anything but 39-41″ round my 6 pack, with a 47″ chest which is the right kind of ratio.
Endura mens shorts in XL are supposed to be 39-41″ and XXL 42-44″, but although the replacement XXL ones initially fitted they too have been getting smaller and smaller since and now when I measure the waistband they come out at 39″ when fully stretched – even the XL’s out of the box just made it to 40″.
Anyone else find this? Im really annoyed as I have 2 pairs of XXL shorts that are uncomfortable to wear and I know it’s not a pie-based user error. These new shorts are over a year old, has anyone had any joy with a warranty claim?Posted 4 years ago
Came home yesterday to an unexpected parcel….from Endura.
Two new pairs of XXL Singletrack shorts!
Latest design is different again and comes with a proper button and has velcro adjustor straps on the hips. No more plastic buckles and clips and silly poppers. Fabric is lighter weight and feels softer. Arse pockets feel a little smaller though. Comfortable.
I like them.
my only tiny, tiny gripe (and really it’s just being a bit churlish) but I had no contact from Endura after being sent a returns number 4 weeks ago. No email saying the shorts I had returned had arrived, no email to say they had been assessed and no email to say that replacements were on their way. So 4 weeks of not really knowing whether I would have any shorts again anytime soon.
Still, really cant complain about the replacement policy though.Posted 4 years ago
What temperature you washing at ?
I have 4 pairs from 2010 which haven’t shrunk at all despite being all I wear both on and off bike for 3 seasons of the year. Always washed at 30 degrees using Dreft.
Have to say that despite all being XL the sizing is a bit haphazard and the waist tensioners are all set different. And they need XXL liners to work properly, the XL liners way too tight.Posted 4 years ago
Stoner, your a hard man to please.
Lets face it you could have called the lovely Ann in warranty to find out what was goin on if you were that worried and at the end of the day you have 2x new pairs of shorts even though the ones you sent back you’ had for over a year. I would call that a massive result – which other company in your experience would have done that ?
I am a bit of an Endura fan admittedly but primarily because their stuff is good and if it does go pear shaped they generally sort it out. What’s not to like. 😀Posted 4 years ago
pymwymis – Member
Stoner, your a hard man to please.
Possibly, but I think justifiably so.
you have 2x new pairs of shorts even though the ones you sent back you’ had for over a year. I would call that a massive result – which other company in your experience would have done that ?
I have 2x of £35 shorts I can now wear again after only a year of use. I’d expect to get at least 3 or 4 years of heavy use out of a pair of shorts. I havent had to return any shrinking clothes to another company so I wouldnt know how the service compares.
Dont get me wrong, Im pleased to have some replacement shorts to wear. Im just not sure I should be evangelising about Endura because of it. Their replacement policy is good, so top marks. Their customer communication and the quality of the original product less so. 1/3 for Endura then. For similar reasons I dont get the Hope “love in”: “Hope are great because their customer service is good when things go wrong. By the way, I’ve broken another Hope axle…”
flap_jack: 40degrees. Do your 2010 pair have green fabric in the waistband? If so then I also have a pair from that kind of era which have been fine. It’s the ones in between that range (I think they were the first incarnation of the Singeltrack short) and the latest that shrunk.Posted 4 years ago
I tried on the new Singletracks recently, and they are a nice pair of shorts. Didn’t keep them, though, as a bit baggy, and still have those mahoosive pockets on the back. Strangely, the small singletracks fitted, but the small ‘urban’ Enduras were too big.
Bought some small DHB Dynos, and they’re lovely.
Posted 4 years agobutlerjamespSubscriber
Shocks me that you have them for more than 12 months, I replace mine annually and they have all been fine, I am a large though so dont have the excessive midriff to keep in check. After all, they arent exactly board shorts which are for style only, these are technical clothing which get covered in shit and caught up on saddles, handle bars, branches and scraped against gates and rocks. Wish I would have gotten a couple of free pairs of my humvee’s which lastdd 9 months then got a tear following a sketchy bit of riding.Posted 4 years ago
thin fabric, innit. At least they were when I last bought a pair nearly 10 years ago.
Feeling a bit jey for them lasting so long though.
Not at all. Just because you’re not a clumsy rider, doesnt mean you should expect your shorts to only last a year.
Shocks me that you have them for more than 12 months…which lastdd 9 months then got a tear following a sketchy bit of riding.
Cant you stitch them?
Mrs S v jealous of the big pockets – the girls versions dont have them. I mean, it’s not like there’s not enough cloth round the back of a girls arse usually eh eh? 😉Posted 4 years ago
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