A great value and well made pair of shorts that won't see you far wrong
Water repellent outer
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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.
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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.