Walter Hamilton’s love affair with cycling is so consuming that he won the Scottish National Hill Climb Championship less than three years after his first ‘proper’ bike ride. Product testing assignments for Endura - riding engagements on Mallorca’s serpentine Sa Calobra, or in Scotland’s spectacular Cairngorms National Park - suit him as well as our new Pro SL Winter Collection.
Hamilton hits peak form in late September and early October, when a window opens on the British racing calendar for a unique form of suffering. The year-round business of building base fitness for hill climb season in autumn compels him to grind out training miles in the depths of winter.
The new Pro SL Winter Collection is perfectly tailored to meet the needs of riders like Hamilton. Inspired by the uncompromising demands of Movistar Team, our partners in the elite UCI WorldTour, this is a collection as suited to a brutal Scottish winter as the Spring Classics.
The Pro SL Classics Jersey II is windproof, waterproof and highly breathable. Designed by Endura for Movistar Team’s Spring Classics campaign, its adaptability makes it equally valuable to serious amateurs, whether for training or racing. The supplied arm warmers are fashioned from the same ExoShell25ST™ softshell fabric as the jersey, adding versatility to a potent mix of stretch, breathability and protection.
A marginally more weighted fabric than its predecessor makes the Pro SL Classics Jersey II an even greater ally in foul weather conditions. A high-visibility, extra long droptail, full-length zip with bonded storm flap, and soft inner collar are all key weapons in its defence against the elements.
Tailored in an athletic, non-flap race fit, with set-in sleeves and pre-curved elements optimised for the riding position, this is a jersey that blends performance, robustness and style. The three rear pockets with laser cut drain holes are finished in a high-visibility orange, providing a striking but complimentary contrast to the understated navy blue of the main body, while the black colourway features reflective trim on the back.
The advantages of the Pro SL Classics Jersey II extend to the smallest detail. Silicone detailing on the outside of the arm warmers, as well as on the inside of the jersey, help to hold them in place. Thermal Roubaix panels in the arm pits add extra stretch and ventilation.
Robust but considered, and with style to match its substance, the Pro SL Classics Jersey II is the must-have garment for all serious road riders this winter, from the professional athletes of Movistar Team to passionate amateurs like former Scottish National Hill Climb Champion, Walter Hamilton.
The new Pro SL Primaloft® Jacket builds on the phenomenal success of Endura’s Pro SL Primaloft® Gilet and is the ideal mid-layer for autumn and winter, offering warmth and wind protection.
The jacket features lightweight windproof panels with Primaloft® GOLD insulation on the chest and back, and on the front of the sleeves. Ventilation is boosted by laser cut perforations on the rear.
A stretch windproof fabric is used for the rear of the sleeve and for the side panels of the torso to create an athletic fit. Lighter than traditional mid-layers, the Pro SL Primaloft® Jacket can also be folded to more compact proportions, allowing it to be stowed easily.
Storage is carefully integrated into the design, courtesy of a large zipped pocket, framed by elastic gel pockets. Further evidence of Endura’s attention to detail can be found in the white reflective trims and silicone hem gripper.
The much-anticipated Pro SL Biblong takes Endura’s ground-breaking 700-series pad - offered in a choice of three widths - and places it at the heart of any serious road rider’s winter wardrobe.
The Pro SL Bibshort rewrote the rules for comfort by making our 700-series pad, developed with pressure mapping experts gebioMized® and ridden by Movistar Team, available in narrow, medium and wide options. Its Pro SL Bibshort II successor has gained unfailingly positive reviews.
Now that same pad technology forms the centrepiece of a sophisticated biblong fashioned from four-way, high-stretch, breathable fabric with DWR finish on the front and seat panels. Thermolite® rear panels with DWR finish add insulation and comfort.
The Pro SL Biblong’s sumptuous feel is achieved with an ergonomic, pre-shaped panel construction, combined with a soft, supportive mesh upper and high stretch Lycra® bound straps. Supporting details include rear facing reflective material at the ankles, strategically placed on a section of the garment that is in perpetual motion when pedalling.
Endura has applied the sophistication typically reserved for performance-focussed summer garments to create the definitive winter bibtight. Like all legwear featuring the 700-series pad, the Pro SL Biblong is backed by a 90-day comfort guarantee.
Navy and orange is the bold colour story for Endura’s new Pro SL Winter Collection.
By combining an elegantly understated navy blue with strategic use of high-visibility orange for rear panels and for detailing, Endura has added style to the significant substance of three key pieces.
The packable, lightweight waterproof Pro SL Shell Jacket, made from Exoshell40™ three-layer fabric, the Pro SL Thermal Windproof Jacket (an insulated piece, ideal for winter training), and the Pro SL Classics Jersey II all feature this new and distinctive colour combination.
Each garment is inspired by Endura’s partnership with Movistar Team, the world’s number one ranked professional cycling team. The athletic fit demanded by the world’s best riders is central to the aesthetic of the new Pro SL Winter Collection, as well as its performance.