Rated 5 out of 5 by Jantzen Same as the Singletrack II short, just longer....
Bomber shorts for a good price.
The previous reviews sum these up well, right up to the tight knees over knee pads. For a hardcore xc knicker, these are tough to beat.
Props to Endura for replacing the snap button waist closure for a traditional button/loop closure which will solve the issue of the waist popping open.
I want to add something about the sizing here. It's bang on. If you throw a tape measure around your waist and come up with a legit 32" I suggest ordering the size S. I am about 32.5" (borderline M by size chart) and even though the recommendation in past was to size up with Endura to L (36 - 38 by chart) I always went with M and was very pleased with the fit. So unlike my size M Singletrack II shorts (now 1.5 seasons old), these are roomy in the waist in a M.
24 December 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hedgerow Almost ideal just bizarre sizing
My old Singletrack not 3/4 shorts and my Endura waterproof both fit well, so I like their stuff and am a loyal Endura customer. Being 6'2" ,12 stone and 34" waist I am used to buying a size up to get the length and indeed, the mediums went back and I kept the large. The waist is very baggy, of course, oddly the thighs are perfect and the knee panel condom-tight around my hardly enormous knees with Kyle Strait pads on. So, it seems these are designed to be perfect for a gentleman with a large waist, large bum, conversely slimish thighs and the knees of a supermodel. Right Endura?
09 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by guyd44 Good for riding out in cooler weather
These shorts are great for riding out in cooler weather. I got back into riding over the summer so all my gear was oriented towards warmer weather. These shorts are made from sturdy material, which handles brambles and other stuff scratching from the hedgerow. The fit is just right with sturdy velcro waist band adjustment. The length is good going over the knee comfortably, even with my very long legs.
They are resistant to the mud and spray but I don't expect that they're going to protect a whole lot if it really rains hard. So far I've been lucky enough to not have heavy rain while I've been riding :)
02 December 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Stevegoat Tough well built but not everything to everyone.
An Excellent well built, tough as nails 3/4 length short.
It is water repellant but not waterproof.
It has more pockets than you know what to do with , an nice venting zips topside on the short.
The cut on these are the best thing about the short , comfy and articulated and just baggy enough but not to baggy so you look like your wearing a sumo wrestlers boxers.
The 3/4 length normally means pads dont really work well with them, but you can just get a set of 661 softshell pads under.
But if you wear pads all the time and they arent the low volume type, then this aint your short.
If you want a bomber pair of nice fitting comfortable versatile shorts that keep the splashes off and would almost stop bullets then these are for you.
01 December 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Romero Comodo para pedalear con o sin rodilleras
Tengo ya varios articulos de Endura y todos cumplen con lo que se describe. En este caso tienen pinta de ser durareros, medianamente ligeros y sobretodo comodos, muy comodos. Yo los he usado a dia de hoy con y sin protecciones debajo de ellos y por ahora encantado.
12 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DaveyC84 Comfortable and high quality.
Wore these on my coast to coast ride this weekend and they were great. Not too heavy, kept me warm when I stopped at Hartside, but still kept me cool enough on the climb up. I'm a 36" waist and bought an XL which fit a little large but OK.
23 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Perfect pant for epic rides
The pants are hard wearing yet supple, high waisted and slim fitting. They deflect thorny bushes well (true!) and seem fairly water and mud proof although I have not been caught out in the rain.....
I have used them for the past two months, about 300km worth of forest trails. There is no inner padded short included, you're on your own for that bit. The front pockets are useful, there is one inner zip security pocket and two large back pockets which might come in handy when standing around the campfire but otherwise unsure of why they are there.
The pants are very good for cool weather and coupled with a pair of knee warmers are an excellent winter option. I have a 33" waist and bought size medium, perfect fit. They come down over the knee and stay over the knee while riding.
Highly recommended product.
21 November 2012