Endura MTB Humvee Shorts with Liner review: Rugged technical shorts designed for riding off-road in all conditions…

Endura MTB Humvee Shorts with Liner

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$99.99 / £69.99, endurasport.com 

Pros:

  • Comfortable integrated liner
  • Excels in all conditions
  • Superb value

Cons:

  • Fiddly liner poppers

Comfort: 5/5
Design: 5/5
Style: 5/5
OVERALL: 5/5

Riding the trails in Endura’s two-for-one short-and-liner combo reminded me why MTB kit designed for UK conditions usually beats the opposition cold. Observing the iron law that ‘there will be mud’, while creating a short that doesn’t boil your bits when the sun comes out, is trademark Endura. Let’s see how it fares against the rest of the best cycling shorts.

Endura MTB Humvee Shorts with Liner features

Endura’s iconic MTB baggy short has been through several design iterations, and this version is the best yet. I tend to prefer a lighter-weight, strap-free padded short for trail riding, because I always need less padding than on the road, so the integrated detachable liner was just the ticket.

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I love how the Humvee has more pockets than a marine’s battle vest (including three zipped) which meant I could get away with using a hydration waist-pack on shorter rides, and avoid a sweat-soaked back. Zipped vents add some breathability to the design, which also features a PFC-free, non-toxic water-repellent finish.

The anthracite colourway (one of seven colour options) is understated style, and the rear elasticated waist means that this short could be cut perfectly to avoid any irritating ‘gusset catch’ from dropping back behind the saddle when riding, while preserving comfort.

Endura MTB Humvee Shorts with Liner performance

There’s a surprisingly long list of things that mountain bike shorts need to get right to become my go-to choice for changeable UK conditions, but Endura’s Humvee ticks all the boxes, with the added benefit of being PFC-free.

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