Endura’s £45 Singletrack II baggy shorts are the Scottish clothing maker’s go-to high-end shorts for mountain bikers who want bombproof and feature-packed shorts.
For starters, they’re durable, thanks to construction in hard-wearing Cordura fabric. Given our decidedly unpredictable weather, the water-repellent finish makes them ideal as year-round shorts.
Zips on the legs open to reveal mesh liners when it gets a bit hot; two d-ring Velcro waist adjusters offer stacks of fit adjustment and all seams are double and triple stitched.
You get four pockets: two around the back with Velcro closures; and two front pockets with neat magnets to keep them closed and stop their contents escaping. Inside the waist are Clickfast poppers so you can easily clip in a padded short like Endura’s £30 ClickFast 8-Panel liner short. The legs have waist adjustment.
Fit is excellent, the cut is great and they’re comfortable on the bike, among the comfiest I’ve ridden in a long time. The fabric is tough yet it’s light enough to not hinder pedalling on longer rides, and they brush down well after a crash.
They’re built to last, and their £45 price tag makes them bloody good value for money.
I take a 32in trouser and the size medium I tested fitted me well. Five sizes from S to XXL are available, along with three colours.
Simply the best trail-riding baggy shorts I’ve yet found. There’s a reason why I’m always hitting the trails in them, there isn’t much else that comes close to perfection like these do. If you only buy one pair of baggy shorts, make sure it’s the Singletrack IIs.