When it comes to quality gear to take on the trails, Endura quickly comes to mind. They are a brand well sought after for their aesthetically appealing, colour block matching styles and high performing materials. Rocking an Endura jacket or jersey makes you want to hit the trails regardless of the weather. After all, the best possible gear provides the best possible ride!
I decided to try out some of their gear on my rides now the rainy days have arrived. Here’s how it performed…
Light in weight, but not light in features. The new SingleTrack Helmet incorporates Koroyd® panels in high impact areas provide increased energy absorption. Incorporates the MIPS® Brain Protection System which is designed to reduce rotational motion transferred to the brain from angled impacts to the head.
I found this helmet to be both comfortable and lightweight and would happily wear it on any MTB or gravel ride. It’s one of the comfiest helmets I’ve tried out and is easy to adjust.
These Gloves are more than ideal for everyday riding, with plenty of backhand protection and a synthetic leather palm with silicone print for maximum grip on the bars. The Velcro adjuster provides a secure fit and there’s plenty of stretch in the gloves. They feel exactly how a lightweight glove should and look fantastic…
The standard slim, not baggy, flap free fit that is taking over the mountain bike world.
This jersey provides both exceptional comfort and breathability on the bike. I’d be happy to wear this under a jacket during the autumn and winter months or have it as a daily riding jersey during the summer. It’s main positive is that it feels so lightweight and comfortable and kept me cooler than other long sleeve jerseys I’ve had in the past.
GV500 is designed for gravel adventure. Whether that be a local evening mixed surface social ride or a multi-day mountain epic lightweight waterproof protection is an essential part of a riders outfit. The new GV500 waterproof legwear provides fantastic wet weather protection while being small enough to stash away when not in use. Merlin Staff member Joe recommended these and I was not disappointed!
These riding trousers were exactly what I’ve been looking to wear in the wetter approaching months of the year. I needed waterproof trousers for commuting on my gravel bike and these ticked all the boxes. They feature an impressive breathability rating of 40,000g/m²/24hr and high waterproofing, finally a pair of waterproof trousers you won’t overheat in!
The SingleTrack collection is where fashion and function meet in the Endura range, with neither compromised! The latest waterproof jacket boasts fresh colours and a subtle emboss print in a new, contemporary yet timeless panel design.
The Exoshell20 fabric continues to offer class leading performance while the rich feature list ensures the Singletrack jacket delivers for on and off bike adventures, no matter what the weather… This jacket paired with the GV500 trousers is my go-to jacket for the trails and wet commutes. Thanks to it’s handy under arm vents you can still both cool and dry on the bike. Another handy feature is it’s chest pocket is included for your valuables and two front handwarmer pockets for all of your storage needs.
Wear it as a mid-layer, outer-layer, overlayer, underlayer or however else you can imagine. The MT500 Thermal L/S has always been a key piece in the MTB rider’s winter wardrobe and this new version adds a neat fitting hood to its predecessors rich feature list.
I found this versatile jersey fits like a dream providing warmth when you need it on those chilly evening tides. I’d happily reach for it when the temperature drops.
Adventure ready gravel causal cycling top. Designed with input from world class adventure cyclists and new-found gravel aficionados alike, the GV500 S/S Jersey balances the need for a durable jersey and extra load carrying capacity with a streamlined fit and contemporary styling.
This jersey is one to consider if you like a casual look on the bike and it’s carefully positioned mesh panels provide ample ventilation and durable woven sleeves ensure that this jersey is ready for the most demanding rides.
Overall, I have been very impressed with the features and quality of Endura‘s MTB and Gravel range. It will be my daily choice for the Autumn and Winter seasons of riding this year.
There is much more Endura to consider on our site to suit your riding style and fit.
You can check out our full range available here!