Bikes Etc - - WINTER LOOKS -

WHAT THEY SAY: High-stretch, wind­proof fab­ric with ther­mal lin­ing on front and sleeves, with stretch ther­mal rear pan­els. The bibtights mean­while are de­scribed as de­fin­i­tive wind­proof leg­wear of­fer­ing mul­ti­pad pre­ci­sion.

WHAT WE SAY: Endura’s based in Liv­ingston, just west of Ed­in­burgh. Freez­ing tem­per­a­tures aren’t un­known in this part of Scot­land in win­ter, with rain ex­ceed­ing 15 days a month for 8 months of the year. Safe to say, then, that Endura’s de­sign­ers know a fair bit about rub­bish weather and that’s cer­tainly re­flected in these ex­cel­lent gar­ments. First up that jacket. Made from a mix of tech­ni­cal ma­te­rial, it’s in­cred­i­bly light and breath­able. Its in­su­lat­ing prop­er­ties mean that at tem­per­a­tures as low 3°C you should be able to get away with just a base layer be­neath. Wind and wa­ter­proof­ing are also im­pres­sive, with a host of de­sign licks – in­clud­ing an ad­di­tional strip at the back of that high col­lar, a storm flap be­hind the zip, sealed seams and close-fit­ting cuffs – to keep the weather out. It also fea­tures four rear pock­ets in­clud­ing one zipped. Avail­able in navy, red, green or black in sizes S-XXL. The bibtights proved sim­i­larly im­pres­sive – wa­ter­proof, wind­proof, and ther­mal in all the right places. They’re comfy, too, with a range of chamois size op­tions (S-XXL) and a 90-day ‘com­fort’ guar­an­tee to en­sure you get the right fit. We also like the lit­tle zip at the front that pre­vents tak­ing a com­fort break mid-ride from turn­ing into an or­deal.

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