The British brand brings a lower cost pair of shorts to the bust bib short market. How did they do on test?

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 9

Endura Thermolite bib shorts


  • Low price
  • Water repellent outer
  • Comfortable


Endura Thermolite bib shorts


Price as reviewed:


With these Thermolite bib shorts, Endura has pulled off a great feat of high quality at great value. The Endura Thermolite bib shorts are £69.99, but despite the low price it is hard to fault their quality or performance.

The Thermolite material features a warm, brushed fleece inside, making these shorts usable even when the temperature is around freezing, provided they’re teamed up with leg-warmers. The fabric has a Teflon coating too, so there’s a decent amount of protection against showers; it takes a lot of persistent rain for these shorts to get fully waterlogged.

Extra warmth is provided by the high front, which rises up to your midriff, while the excellent 600-series chamois proved comfortable on long winter rides, as did the wide shoulder straps. The mesh straps however, would be better in brushed fleece.

The Thermolite’s do come up a little larger than most shorts, not to the point of hindering comfort. The leg is a little longer than in others, though this does add an extra inch of warmth.


A great value and well made pair of shorts that won't see you far wrong


Sizes :S-XXL
Colours :Black
Weight :244 grams
  • James magnin

    These shorts did have a nice feel and fit and pad was great, rode 100 mile sportive with no issues. However as another review mentions, the seams may be dodgy. Mine split on inner thigh after 30 miles, leaving a strange bit of my thigh poking out for the rest of the day. I am not a fatty, 6’3″ 13st. Shame because otherwise these shorts are good