Test – Endura Singletrack Shorts
Endurance have a range of shorts that cover pretty much all aspects of biking with the Singletrack being ideal for All Mountain riding and general conditions that could be described as tough. The material is tough, the cut comfortable and the shorts come with an array of pockets.
In our experience over the last year these shorts have held up well to everything we have thrown at them including mud, sand, trail vegetation dragging across them and the odd crash. At all times the shorts have stayed in once piece and resisted significant abuse. Moving about In them on the bike is very comfortable, adjustments are easy with the Velcro closure straps along the sides of the waste bands.
Short functionality is excellent with some of the most useful pockets we have yet found in a pair of biking shorts. The rear leg placed 3/4 length pockets can hold just about anything, they are in a position also where whatever is in them doesn’t disturb your movements on the bike. We used these mainly for gloves and we were never caught on a ride without. For those that prefer to ride without a backpack, these shorts would be ideal as the pockets are big enough to store energy bars and maybe a tube and even a pump, if they are not taped to the frame like many riders do. We have also used these pockets for water bottles. The rest of the shorts include vents and further pockets. The shorts functionally tick all the boxes for what a pair of shorts could do.
When judging price for quality against usability, longevity, fit and form these shorts in our opinion are great value and were very satisfying to use and wear for riding. The design, although not cutting edge in the style stakes, is no nonsense, conservative but well fitting. If you don’t want flash designs with massive logos and like understated these are perfect. They stand up well to all the trail throws at the rider. The material is not super lightweight but did dry well when wet, and washed really well. For the price these shorts stand up really well to the competition and are a valid purchase for any trail rider, especially with all their features, our favourite being the back/side pockets that have become indispensable.