At a Glance
In the northern hemisphere the winters are long and bleak, there is usually a decent amount of rain and mud kicking around too. As the old adage goes, there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing! With that in mind riding through the winter can be made a lot more pleasant with a decent pair of waterproof trousers.Buy Trousers on
You’ll keep your bum dry but also be able to peel them off at the end of the ride and not find everything covered in a layer of mud. These Humvee pants from Endura are rather more than just a pair of trousers, they feature a waterproof rating of 10k and a breathability rating that’s the same. In short they will keep you dry and you won’t sweat like a male stripper on a hen do.
That last turn of phrase couldn’t be more apt, these trousers come off faster than a Chippendales chaps! There is a two way zipper that runs the full length, so at the end of your ride you can come home and “surprise” your better half! There are storm vents over the zips and also a tough crotch section to help them go the distance.
On the trail the Humvee’s are comfortable and have a generous cut around the tops of the legs. This means you can power up the hills without feeling like they are holding you back, even if you have legs like Sir Chris hoy! They also have a special low noise fabric so instead of sounding like a brick in a washing machine you’ll hardly notice you are wearing them.
The reflective logos and seams help to keep the visibility high, as does the fancy colour of the green pair we had on test! There is also a black pair for the more understated riders out there. With good cuffs around the ankles and waist they make a great seal against the elements.
If you want to ride dry this winter then seriously consider a decent pair of trousers. The Endura Humvee’s are just the ticket to keep us on the bike all winter long!Buy Trousers on
This review was in Issue 33 of IMB.For more information visit Endura
By Rou ChaterRou Chater is the Publishing Editor of IMB Magazine; he’s a jack-of-all-trades and master of none, but his passion for bikes knows no bounds. His first mountain bike was a Trek 820, which he bought in 1990. It didn’t take him long to earn himself a trip to the hospital on it, and he’s never looked back since. These days he’s keeping it rubber side down, riding locally and overseas as much as possible.