After six months hard work, we find out how the Scott Enduro riding pants, jersey and gloves stand up to Enduro21 testing duties.
Scott’s Enduro range of riding clothing arrives with a bold look and a design emphasis promising function and enduro-specific features.
Scott are perhaps better known for their goggles but the latest range of riding gear and apparel is just as bold and innovative in its design, setting it apart from many off-the-peg clothing options.
Finding kit with a design focused on enduro isn’t common enough and, as we know, this sport of ours can dish out as beating to any inferior riding kit.
We also demand practicality, don’t we? Scott Enduro pants, jersey and gloves promise to full-fill that criteria with functional elements in the design and construction to deal with this demanding sport of ours.
The Scott Enduro pant delivers all you expect and need from an enduro pant: durable chassis, directly injected, reinforced knees for an extra layer of protection, dual zipped vent panels and much more.
Features include: athletic fit, large knee area to accommodate knee braces, stretch inner liner, laser cut perforated ventilation on thigh panel, silicon grip on inner waistband to eliminate slippage on seats, articulated Velcro stretch waist closures for a perfect adjustable fit and a Nylon 900 D inner lining on knee leather to eliminate knee brace abrasion.
The Scott Enduro jersey combines durability with breathability. Purpose-built for varied and ever changing enduro terrain. High collared neck, durable chest and sleeves and mesh side ventilation make this a complete enduro jersey.
Constructed from durable stretch polyester, it features vented mesh side panels, padded elbows, extended collar height and a silicon, no slip rear panel.
The Scott Enduro gloves are purpose-built for the varied enduro lifestyle. They have directly injected TPR protecting knuckles and fingers, aIrprene cuff with TPR Velcro closure adding to a secure fit and touchscreen technology on first fingertip.
Testing the new Scott Enduro gear during the course of 2018 has brought some mixed riding conditions which have proved a great test for this enduro-specific riding kit.
We first used it at the Beta MY19 model launch in a very hot and dusty Italian woods and moved on to the other extremes, with some typically wet British weather most recently at the Hawkstone Park Fast Eddy Cross-Country. All together we’ve had this kit on test for around six months.
The first thing you notice about the Scott Enduro kit is how tough it looks and feels. If kit comes across as well-made that’s half the battle and has proved itself to be exactly that in the different riding conditions.
Off road riding kit can be more tailored for MX, too ‘thin’ and not tough enough for enduro but this Scott gear clearly sets out its stall for a tough life.
Durable material on the back of the pants stands up to tough mud and sandy riding well and hasn’t worn noticeably at all over our testing. It grips the seat well also in muddy riding conditions.
Fit is good over knee braces and the stretch panels around the pants deliver good movement whether you’re standing riding or legging your way up a hill climb. The extra protection on the knee outer area does a great job of both protecting the clothing and your bike from too much scuffing while riding – so none of those hefty knee brace marks or worn-out plastics after a muddy or sandy race.
A silicon gripper around the waist band works in tandem with a silicone area on the jersey to keep things in place as you ride over many hours. The waist band is adjustable with straps at the side also. There’s a handy pocket on the right thigh too.
The jersey fit is good and blends breathability with durability. Like the pants, the construction and feel is more heavy duty than some riding kit so as such runs a little warmer than some thinner gear. But it is a trade-off which is welcome in cooler conditions and the venting up each side works well letting off steam.
Despite some tough riding conditions, the jersey hasn’t suffered at the hands of snagging trees or bushes trying to tear the arms as you brush past on a trail. Overall the jersey still looks as good as it did the day we first put it on.
The gloves are a decent step away from the thin or ‘lite’ gloves on the market and like the rest of this kit is best described as “durable.”
The armour on the glove backs is soft to wear and bends nicely as your hands flex or close around the bars. The armour itself covers a large area and generally the gloves can seem like they will be too warm to ride in hot weather. But we found the design does bring ventilation on the move and there’s always that trade-off depending on the climate you’re riding in.
Wrist straps are sturdy and stay closed during riding. The silicone bobbles on the palm areas are good for additional grip and these are grippy set of gloves on the bars in wet or dry conditions. Having a touch screen friendly forefinger is a bonus.
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Really liked: the different ‘look’ and quality feel. Really durable and thoughtfully tough in the right areas make this every bit the riding kit fit for enduro.
Colours: grey, blue/yellow, black/grey
Sizes: 28-40 pants, S-4XL jersey, S-XXL gloves
Photo Credit: Future7Media/Andrea Belluschi
Jon PearsonEnduro21 Editor and Bike Testerjon.firstname.lastname@example.org