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Fabrics & Materials

Airstream™

Airstream™ is an extremely lightweight stretch fabric, which offers full wind protection. Its unique properties mean that it can be compacted to a small size easily.

Baabaa Merino

Our Baabaa Merino wool is used in its purest form for baselayers and as part of a fabric blend for our warmer and sock ranges.

CoolMax®

For warm weather cycling, Coolmax® fabric’s four-channel fibre rapidly pulls sweat away to keep you comfortable and dry.

Cordura®

Cordura offers rugged durability and lightweight strength, being resistant to abrasions, tears and scuffs.

Dry-Clim™

A technically developed material composed of microfibres designed to expel sweat and provide maximum comfort for the athlete.

Entrant DT®

Entrant DT is an innovative, highly waterproof and moisture permeable lightweight fabric. Its unique inner surface treatment gives a smooth and refreshing, dry feel.

Evolution™

Evolution™ fabric is a highly waterproof and moisture permeable soft-shell fabric with great stretch. Its unique inner surface maintains an optimal dry feel.

ExoShell™ 40

Using a unique 3 layer construction ExoShell™ fabrics achieve a colossal breathability rating of up to 60,000g/m²/24hr and an impressive waterproof rating of 18,000mm. The key to the ExoShell™ family’s impressive breathability lies in the ultrafine, fluorine free membrane which is up to 50% thinner than standard membranes, protected by a super-fine denier tricot laminate. The progressive construction of ExoShell40™ not only provides impressive breathability ratings but at a mere 70gsm it boast an incredible durability to weight ratio and results in minimal pack size. ExoShell40™ fabric is Bluesign approved and the DWR treatments are PFC-free providing strong environmental credentials.

ExoShell™ 60

Using a unique 3 layer construction ExoShell™ fabrics achieve a colossal breathability rating of up to 60,000g/m²/24hr and an impressive waterproof rating of 18,000mm. The key to the ExoShell™ family’s impressive breathability lies in the ultrafine, fluorine free membrane which is up to 50% thinner than standard membranes, protected by a super-fine denier tricot laminate. ExoShell60™’s breathability is further enhanced by the impregnation of a proprietary compound which stimulates the moisture transmission. The progressive construction of ExoShell60™ not only provides impressive breathability ratings but at a mere 105gsm, it boasts an incredible durability to weight ratio and results in minimal pack size. ExoShell60™ fabric is Bluesign approved and the DWR treatments are PFC-free providing strong environmental credentials.

Lycra®

This material is used as an additive in all of our skin-tight leg-wear to offer optimal stretch and recovery characteristics.

Meryl®

Meryl® fabric contains particularly fine fibres, producing a lightweight fabric characterised by soft handle, breathability and resistance to wind and rain.

MIG

Mig soft shell is a highly elastic performance waterproof and breathable fabric. Not only does it have four way stretch it is also lightweight ensuring excellent comfort to the wearer at all times.

PTFE Protection™

PTFE is the most breathable membrane technology currently available and is employed in performance fabrics by both Goretex® and eVent®. The characteristic lattice structure of this material provides superior moisture vapour transmission properties in comparison to conventional PU and TPU membranes. Test results have proven PTFE Protection to retain an impressive breathability rating of greater than 28,000gms/m2/24hrs after multiple machine washes.

Roubaix®

Ideal for cold weather cycling, Roubaix® is a lightweight, brushed back, thermal fabric that stays comfortable even when wet and is quick drying.

TEFLON®

High Performance Repel TEFLON® fabric protector prevents fabric wetting out. TEFLON® is a registered trademark of DuPont used under licence by Endura Ltd.

Thermolite®

Ideal for cold weather cycling, Thermolite® uses hollow-core fibre technology to create an insulating layer of warm air. The result is a lightweight, warm fabric with superior moisture vapour transport properties that doesn’t get heavy even when wet. The Thermolite quality developed by Endura has the added benefit of a High Performance Repel TEFLON® fabric protector finish (from DuPont™).

TriLITE™

High performance fabric with a durable water repellent treatment and high power making it ideal for triathlons.

Windtex®

A lightweight waterproof and windproof membrane combining softness, durability and superior comfort.

YKK®

All zippers used in the Endura apparel range are industry leader YKK quality for high reliability.


Technologies

Breathability

Measured in grams of moisture that can pass through a square metre of fabric over 24hrs (g/m2/24hrs) using the B-1 inverted cup method. All Endura waterproof garments are fully “breathable”.

Waterproof

Measured in mm of water that can be held by the fabric without leaking. 1,000mm is the minimum measurement needed to pass the accepted definition of “waterproof”. 

For a garment to be truly waterproof, the seams must be sealed (in addition to the fabric itself being waterproof). All Endura waterproof garments are 100% seam-sealed.

Antifog Finish

A functional anti-fog finish on the inside of the lenses resists misting from perspiration (aided by vented lenses on certain models). This helps provide unimpaired vision, particularly when stopping and starting on the bike. 

Antislip

The MTR anti-slip system incorporates a one-way fabric which is applied to the inner waistband of the MTR Baggy Shorts and the lumbar of the MTR Bibshorts.  The one-way properties of this fabric create a resistance in opposing directions, locking the two surfaces together and securing the baggy shorts in place. This system significantly reduces snagging of the shorts on the bike saddle.

Clickfast™ Compatible

All Endura Baggy Shorts with the “Clickfast™ compatible” logo are Clickfast™ ready. These can be worn with any Endura Clickfast™ undershort or liner. 

coldblack® Technology

Dark colours attain a higher temperature than light colours when exposed to the same intensities of direct sunlight. coldblack® technology textile finishing reduces this effect by increasing the amount of infrared and ultraviolet UV rays that are reflected from the fabric’s surface, thereby dramatically reducing the sunlight heating effect. coldblack® also provides reliable protection from UV rays (minimum UPF 30).

Comes with Clickfast™ liner

Some Endura Baggy shorts include an Endura Clickfast™ liner and are marked with the “Comes with liner” logo.

Hydrophobic Finish

Hydrophobic finish is a technical enhancement to the lenses allowing them to repel water and spray. Water droplets simply slide off the lens leaving streak free, clear vision. 

Light Reactive

Light Reactive lenses use photochromic technology for a rapid response to changing light conditions. The lenses respond in 7 seconds to light exposure and offer full UV protection according to the standard EN1836.

Light Reactive PLUS

Light Reactive Plus lenses incorporate technology that allows for a particularly broad range of light filtration and so are ideal for use in widely changing light conditions. They offer full UV protection according to the standard EN1836.

Luminite II LED Unit

The updated Endura Luminite LED unit now emits 8 times more lumens than before.  It offers 3 phases of flash frequency and can operate for up to 50hrs on the single coin cell battery.  The Luminite LED has a twist stud attachment which allows it to be interchanged between different Luminite products and makes it simple to detach for washing the garment.  On certain garments it is housed behind a soft clear silicone hood which protects it from backpack damage and prevents you losing it.


Men’s Seat Pads

Men’s 200 Series

Moulded pad in a comfort-wick fabric which transports moisture rapidly to keep the skin dry.  This compact pad is 9mm maximum thickness with antibacterial finish and dimpled structure to improve comfort on pressure points making it ideal for short to medium length rides of 1-2hrs. 

Men’s 300 Series

Moulded stretch pad in a plush microfibre face fabric for excellent comfort.  The pad has a maximum thickness of 12mm and features antibacterial and wicking finish with dimpled structure to improve comfort on pressure points making it well suited to medium length rides of 1-3 hrs.

Men’s 400 Series Gel

Moulded stretch pad in a plush microfibre face fabric for luxurious comfort with strategically positioned Gel inserts.  Maximum thickness of 15mm with antibacterial and wicking finish and dimpled structure to improve comfort on pressure points. Ideal of medium and longer rides of 2-4 hrs.

Men’s 450 Series

The 450C series high stretch pad is specifically designed to deliver performance whilst riding yet is sufficiently compact to wear throughout the day off the bike. Soft microfibre face fabric, a maximum thickness of 12mm and the antibacterial wicking finish make this pad ideal for short to medium length rides of 1-2 hours.

Men’s 500 Series

The 500 series Italian stretch pad features ‘Continuously Variable Profile’ (CVP) technology and is sculpted from a single block of foam but with open cell foam for maximum airflow, lightness and breathability, so is extremely well suited to hot weather riding. A TRS perforated foam ’dermis’ layer is positioned under the face for improved blood-flow and wicking especially on longer rides (4 hours and more). Super-soft fast-wicking microfibre face fabric with permanent antibacterial finish. Front mesh panel improves air circulation and anatomic 3D shape.

Men’s 600 Series Gel

The updated 600 series Italian stretch pad features ‘Continuously Variable Profile’ (CVP) technology and is sculpted from a single block of foam, with gel inserts for extra comfort. A TRS perforated foam ’dermis’ layer is positioned under the face for improved blood-flow and wicking especially on longer rides (4 hours and more). Super-soft fast-wicking microfibre face fabric with permanent antibacterial finish. Front mesh panel improves air circulation and anatomic 3D shape.

Men’s 700 Series

With semi-custom fit and available exclusively in our FS260 Pro SL bibshorts, this Continuously Variable Profile (CVP) pad has been scientifically developed to provide different width options that match varying seat bone widths. It is offered in two sizes with each available in three widths to allow a near perfect body match based on the rider’s body geometry and riding position. Featuring the same high stretch, antibacterial microfiber face fabric and fast breathing stretch open cell foam as our 800 series pad, the precision fitting of this pad through multiple sizes and widths allows for removal of any excess padding that does not serve a purpose so allowing improved breathability, flexibility and, ultimately, comfort.  Particularly well suited for those riders who have already undertaken a bike fit and already know their correct saddle width. 

Men’s 800 Series Criterium

Developed with the Endura Racing Team riders.  Italian pad made from layered multidensity open-cell foam with aerated, TRS foam layer including 8mm perforations to massage and improve circulation as well as providing faster drying.  Microfibre facing has permanent antibacterial finish.  

Men’s 800 Series Endurance

Developed with the Endura Racing Team riders.  3 dimensional Italian pad constructed in two moulded halves made from multi-density open-cell foam with aerated, TRS foam layer including 8mm perforations to massage and improve circulation as well as providing faster drying.  Endura Racing lime green microfibre facing has permanent antibacterial finish.

Men’s 1000 Series CVP

The 1000 series Italian stretch pad features Continuously Variable Profile (CVP) technology and is sculpted from a single block of foam.  Unlike traditional layered pads, this avoids clunky steps in pad thickness. TRS perforated foam “dermis” layer positioned under the face for improved blood flow and dryness especially on longer rides. The BioCeramic(r), highstretch, fast wicking face fabric incorporates a permanent antibacterial finish, completing one of the most advanced pads in existence.

Men's C4 Triathlon pad

Our men's and women's Dolomiti discrete inserts are specifically designed for triath­letes. They are slimline and super-lightweight for maximum comfort and performance.

Dolomiti pads reduce chafing and friction because of their high stretch properties. They have a microfibre face next to skin for efficient moisture wicking and hygiene.

Men's QDC Tri Series

Designed to meet the needs of the world's top professional long distance triathletes the QDC Tri pad features Endura's exclusive water expelling Disperse-Foam(tm) technology and a water repellent top sheet for incredible swim to bike comfort. The minimal padding is shaped in a smooth Continuously Variable Profile ensuring optimal support on the bike and minimal impact on the run.


Women’s Seat Pads

Women’s 200 Series

Ergonomcially designed to mould to the female form, this moulded pad in a comfort-wick fabric transports moisture rapidly to keep the skin dry.  This is a compact pad of 8mm maximum thickness with antibacterial finish making it ideal for short to medium length rides of 1-2 hrs.

Women’s 300 Series

Ergonomcially designed to mould to the female form, this moulded stretch pad in a plush microfibre face fabric offers a high level of comfort.  This 12mm thick pad incorporates antibacterial and wicking finish making it well suited to medium length rides of 1-3 hrs.

Women's 300 Series Mini

Ergonomically designed to mould to the female form, this moulded stretch pad in a plush microfiber face fabric offers a high level of comfort. This 12mm thick pad incorporates antibacterial and wicking finish making it well suited to medium length rides.

Women’s 400 Series gel

Ergonomcially designed to mould to the female form, this moulded pad in a plush microfibre face fabric offers luxurious comfort with strategically positioned Gel inserts.  Maximum thickness of 15mm with antibacterial and wicking finish. Ideal of medium and longer rides of 2-4 hrs.

Women’s 450 Series

The 450C series high stretch pad is specifically designed to deliver performance whilst riding yet is sufficiently compact to wear throughout the day off the bike. Soft microfibre face fabric, a maximum thickness of 12mm and the antibacterial wicking finish make this pad ideal for short to medium length rides of 1-2 hours.

Women’s 500 Series

The 500 series Italian stretch pad features ‘Continuously Variable Profile’ (CVP) technology and is sculpted from a single block of foam but with open cell foam for maximum airflow, lightness and breathability, so is extremely well suited to hot weather riding. A TRS perforated foam ’dermis’ layer is positioned under the face for improved blood-flow and wicking especially on longer rides (4 hours and more). Super-soft fast-wicking microfibre face fabric with permanent antibacterial finish. Front mesh panel improves air circulation and anatomic 3D shape.

Women’s 600 Series

Ergonomically designed to mould to the female form, this Italian 3D multi density stretch pad incorporates Silver Dry® antibacterial technology for enhanced hygiene.  Multidensity foam construction with gel inserts provide excellent comfort for endurance riding of 4hrs or more. Maximum thickness of 12mm.

Women’s 700 Series

Scientifically developed with bike fi t experts gebioMized and feedback from Endura’s female pro athletes the women’s 700 series pad shares the same market leading features as the men’s, re-shaped specifically for the female form. All sizes are available in three widths to allow a near perfect body match based on the rider’s body geometry, saddle and riding position. Endura’s high tech Continuously Variable Profile (CVP) technology provides supportive padding only where required, with all superfluous material removed to minimise bunching and friction and maximise moisture transfer and flexibility. The high stretch, antibacterial, fast wicking polyamide/ Lycra face fabric and multi-density, open-cell foam sandwich with flame lamination bonding provide outstanding stretch and moisture transfer.

Women's C4 Triathlon pad

Our men's and women's Dolomiti discrete inserts are specifically designed for triath­letes. They are slimline and super-lightweight for maximum comfort and performance.

Dolomiti pads reduce chafing and friction because of their high stretch properties. They have a microfibre face next to skin for efficient moisture wicking and hygiene.

Women's QDC Tri Series

Designed to meet the needs of the world's top professional long distance triathletes the QDC Tri pad features Endura's exclusive water expelling Disperse-Foam(tm) technology and a water repellent top sheet for incredible swim to bike comfort. The minimal padding is shaped in a smooth Continuously Variable Profile ensuring optimal support on the bike and minimal impact on the run.

Kids Seat Pads

Kid’s 400 Series Gel

Moulded stretch pad in a plush microfibre face fabric for luxurious comfort with strategically positioned gel inserts and antibacterial finish.