Endura have been getting it right for a number of years now. The Scottish brand, based in Livingston, certainly know a thing or two about waterproof kit. That maybe be a reflection of the weather up there. Along with a great roster of professional athletes to test the gear, from MTB legend Danny McAskill through to Ironman Hero Tim Don. The all new MT500 range is certainly up to the usual high standards.
It’s not quite time to delve straight into the winter gear, but you better be ready for when it is! The MT500 range from Endura is some of the best waterproof gear available. Functional, warm and durable, the range has been carefully thought out to offer the best all round riding experience.
Endura have given the MT500 range the tag line “When you ride fast, sooner or later you’ll hit the ground. MT500 is for riders that embrace this reality, expecting their clothing to be as tough as they are. Rip and tear up the trail, but not your clothing, the award winning Endura MT500 collection has durability built-in without compromising any of the function or freedom of movement.”
The MT500 range is fully stocked and it’s been at the forefront of mountain bike gear for the past couple of years. Everything from the helmet to the over trousers has been carefully designed to cater from the full range of MTB riders. Inspired by Danny McAskill – the premium features come at an affordable price for all riders, right through to the occasional weekend warrior.
Starting at just £10 with the Endura MT500 buff, the range goes all the way up to the £400 all out waterproof suit. Covering every eventuality with shorts, pads, helmets, jackets, overshoes, backpacks, you name it. Carefully designed to work together both ergonomically and aesthetically, you won’t need to look anywhere else.
Endura haven’t stopped at just good materials, they’ve worked closely with riders like Danny McAskill to understand exactly what they want from the gear. This really reflects through the Endura MT500 range.
King of the Mountains:
Start off with your classic baggy shorts, long jersey, backpack combo to rip through trails in the summer. With carefully placed pockets for all your valuables, vents to keep you cool and adjustments to make sure that the clothing fits you closely.
Gloves to grip the handle bars and keep you riding at your best, they also come with knuckle protectors for when you catch the odd branch to the back of the hand. All the dexterity you need for maximum control. You can also pick the Endura MT500 helmet to keep you safe in case you take a tumble.
When the weather finally turns, you can have waterproof trousers and jackets to throw in the backpack. These will keep you warm, dry and out on the bike for longer. You won’t have to worry about the elements stopping your ride.
For the days the weather is at it’s worst, you should definitely consider the Endura MT500 Waterproof Suit. Endura claim that this “mountain bike onsie” is the next level or protection from the elements. It combines all the best features from their waterproof range into a highly waterproof yet breathable upper mixed into trousers. It doesn’t have to be fully covered, all the time. The lower leg of the suit easily zips off to turn the suit into shorts should the sun make an appearance from behind the clouds.
The Endura MT500 range certainly lives up to it’s reputation. Durable, functional and dry. You’ll be able to unlock extra hours of riding and not have to let the weather hold you back. Not the cheapest gear on the market, but definitely the best value.