Video: Danny MacAskill Rides in the Foulest Weather Imaginable

Oct 9, 2018
by Endura Sport  

PRESS RELEASE: Endura Sport

There are times in a MTBers year where the weather is so bad it’s good. Teeming with rain and blowing a hoolie. Is that a bit of driving sleet? Stuff your dusty trails and tan lines. We’re heading out anyway, just like Danny and Stu...

Designed for Danny MacAskill, the MT500 Waterproof Suit is the do-it-all, foul-weather onesie with a smile on its face and serious tech at its heart. This one-piece all-mountain suit reminds you that the worst weather can deliver the best days…. for you kids that love to get downright dirty!

The unique, split front construction has a sealed rear connection with an independent trouser waist and jacket hem at the front, providing support and comfort with full mud protection security where you need it most. This also means that the suits looks like a 2 piece from the front and accommodates a wider range of body shapes, plus it is really easy to put on and off even when wearing shoes.


Constructed from ExoShell60TM three-layer fabric, fully seam-sealed, and featuring a water-repellent VISLON® front zip with storm flap, the suit combines great waterproof properties with monster breathability (64.000gsm/m2/24hrs). Ventilation is offered via large underarm 2 way zipped vents extending onto the back and compatible with wearing a back pack. The large, zipped front pockets double as vents, too, and together with the zipped lower hand pockets in the legs and the sleeve pocket for a lift pass there is more than ample storage.

The upper section of the suit follows the design of the multi award-winning MT500 Waterproof Jacket with its 3D foldable hood with collar retention system and the durable shoulders with silicone grip. The zip off lower legs extend the suits use to milder conditions while the ergonomically positioned stretch upper and leg panels ensure a great fit and full freedom of movement for all day riding comfort. Endura’s confidence is so strong in the MT500 Collection that the MT500 Waterproof Suit like all MT500 products is supported by Endura’s 90 Day Satisfaction Guarantee.



MENTIONS: @endurasport



114 Comments

  • + 145
 isn't that a good weather day in the UK?
  • + 18
 that is tame compared to what we can have
  • + 119
 Barbecue weather we call it
  • + 8
 Same for the PNWet, that was a joke.
  • + 6
 looks fun af either way. im sick of the dry dust over here.
  • + 15
 @sosburn: Swap?
  • + 2
 @Smokey79: Yeah dude lets do it I'm keen to get some moist riding
  • + 9
 Here in raincouver BC thats a beautiful day
  • + 15
 My Mrs would still put the washing out in that
  • + 1
 Hard to make an advert for wet weather gear when it basically has been bone dry for the last 4 months, bet they weren't expecting that when they designed it!
  • + 59
 Kinda ridiculous that the suit costs £400 and for that you can probably get a flight to somewhere where the trails are dry and dusty with change to spare.
  • + 36
 You don't buy wet weather gear for the week you go on vacation to somewhere dry, you buy it for the other 51 weeks. Unless you plan to never come back you're still gonna need the stuff....

(Though I'd rather have something other than this overpriced onesie).
  • + 3
 @Trailsoup: Fair enough, but my statement was more about poking fun at the weather in the video, that's what we Scots call a "decent day". That and the fact a decent jacket that is less than a quarter of the price of a stupidly overpriced onesie is perfectly fine for these conditions
  • + 11
 @AD4M: I'm reading this in a scottish accent and it's dam lovely.
  • + 3
 Don't buy it then, I'm definitely not going to
  • + 1
 @AD4M:
Hey, soak me to the bone, freeze me out, bring me home filthy as a lovely coal miner, but can someone PLEASE make a onesie for my beloved, trusted, fantastic steed for me?? I seriously don’t care about me. ????????.
HOW CAN I SAVE MY BIKE??
  • + 1
 sometimes wet and sloppy is fun, plus riding it every once in a while makes you a much better rider.
  • + 49
 Please please don’t ride down, up or across streams and rivers. Especially here in the PNW. There is the likelihood that there are Salmon that have spawned. Creating turbulence and loose debris can kill those delicate roe down stream! Trashing trails in heavy rain is also bad form...
  • - 29
flag laxguy (Oct 9, 2018 at 12:57) (Below Threshold)
 ...theres always one..
  • + 33
 @laxguy: One isn't enough! We should all be aware of unique environmental impacts of riding trails (or off them).
  • + 25
 @Sardine: very fishy that the account named sardine is advocating for fish positive trail etiquette...

But I totally agree, please think about erosion, watershed dynamics, and wildlife while riding!
  • + 7
 If we didn't trash them in the rain we would never trash them, this is the UK
  • + 36
 Buy a 2nd pair of synthetic Shimano mtb shoes and a boot dryer. $150
Get 2 pairs Dickies work pants and roll them up on the chain side.$60
Don't wear socks.$0
Get a $100 half decent rain shell.
Get some half ass fenders $50
$360 and you alternate the pants and shoes each day.
One set will always be dry, and the Dickies wear FOREVER.
If you're really cheap, just hang the pants to dry in front of a fan and brush the dirt off the next day before going riding in the same pair of pants.
Took me 10 years to get this system perfected after years of either sweating my bag off or tearing expensive Gore clothing. Have a change of clothing at the car.


You're welcome.
  • + 1
 50 bucks for fenders? I made two pairs front and rear for me and my brother for nothing and no cents out old binder covers and a template I found online. Even found color matched zip ties and some branded stickers, looks pretty pro. I do agree with the rest though.
  • + 1
 Not a suitable solution for somebody who wants to ride for hours in the rain.@woofer2609
  • + 1
 Big +1 on the Dickies. They’re pretty much indestructible, and if you jack up the legs you just turn them into cutties and ta-da!! Summer riding shorts!
  • + 32
 I have an MT500 Jacket. It is simply not waterproof. 15mins in steady rain and my forearms are soaked. I have correctly washed and re upped the DWR and it doesn't matter. That is all.
  • + 23
 In my experience this is true of all "waterproof" stuff. You might get 30 minutes out of them, but then you're wet. Not clear if it's water getting out or sweat staying in, but it doesn't really matter either.
  • + 6
 @igxqrrl: I couldn't agree more. On the other side, you at least get soaked 20 later than in a regular jacket. The only waterproof thing I tried is a full plastic mx style jacket but you'll covered in sweat in no time anyway.
  • + 1
 @igxqrrl: The Ansilta Criterium II jacket does a lot better than that. Several of my riding buddies have it and on top of it resisting rain and letting you sweat at the same time, has a lot of neat features.
  • + 1
 @southoftheborder: I hope so. In my experience top of the line non-cycling jacket soaked through after roughly 40 mins. I don't often ride in the rain so I couldn't justify buying an expensive cycling jacket.
  • + 17
 @igxqrrl: GoreTex gear works. I have spent days in the military in my GoreTex being dumped on for 16hrs each day and stayed dry. You need to make sure you get gear with taped seams. Even my GoreTex Pro jacket/pant from OR has kept me dry in normal wet weather though without the government forcing me to stand outside in rain for 16hrs a day I can't say I have tested it to the same level.
  • + 3
 @igxqrrl: True story. The only video I want to see of waterproof gear in action is a fella splashing around in full on rain then taking the gear off to show dry clothes underneath.
  • + 2
 @kmoter: I got a Chinese GoreTex jacket, marketed for Airsoft on eBay for 40 USD. Been using it through our shitty winter with good results. Not as specific or feature rich as the Ansilta, but has certainly been able to keep me warm and dry in ~2° C rainy days.
  • + 1
 same as my fox waterproof trousers, washed properly and re waterproofed after every use and the ass still leaks.
  • + 7
 meh, get wet and dirty, this is mountain biking
  • + 5
 erm, more often than not you get soaked from your own sweat... that is why if it isn’t pissing bricks you are way better off riding in merino with synthetic underlayer. You get wet anyways but at least you stay warm
  • + 2
 @mark3: both directions?
  • + 0
 @justincs: Yeah, I water proof the inside and outside of the fabric, that works better, but I must say that for what they cost i'm disappointed with them
  • + 3
 @mrdmallory Get yourself a 7Mesh jacket. Dry as a bone and nicely vented. Great fitting as well.
Won't keep your feet and hands dry but it is a good start to the all dry system I am searching for.
  • + 28
 "the foulest weather imaginable"? Erm, nope, sorry
  • + 9
 Ya, they opened themselves up for criticism with that headline. To be foulest weather it has to be more than just wet. It has to be cold (like freezing temps cold) with heavy rain and wind blowing it sideways into your face and knocking you off your line. This is just riding in a moist climate after a bit of rain. But hey, at least they're out on their bikes and having fun Smile
  • + 23
 One Problem: RRP £399.99
  • + 16
 after watching the video I can confirm that this is just a standard day in the UK, I wouldn't of even bothered with waterproofs it was only spitting
  • + 3
 Do you ride through rivers everytime you get on your bike?
  • + 3
 @colincolin: only if you hate your bike and have someone to clean your bike afterwards and change the bearing and everything else...
  • + 13
 bet his feet are completely soaked..
  • + 3
 Those 5.10's will never dry out.
  • + 15
 @l0key: wet 5.10s are singlehandedly keeping the UK newspaper industry alive.
  • + 1
 @l0key: boot dryer Wink
  • + 11
 i always love his filming style. its always really dynamic, you can always tell when danny is messing with video edits.
  • + 9
 Hmm... I'll take things we don't need in SoCal for 100 please.
  • + 6
 That would be for $400, actually. Razz
  • + 9
 What was all that green stuff and the weird liquid everywhere?
  • + 3
 @hangdogr: Where is all the smoke? Why aren't the trees buzzing and falling down?

Being outside is confusing
  • + 7
 "the Foulest Weather Imaginable" ....if there isn't any snow, you don't know what foul weather is.
  • + 7
 Just go buy any technical climbing jacket thats 2L or 3L goretex.. it'll work way better and have a similar fit
  • + 1
 Burton shells are where it's at, perfect for rain, breath well, look good.
  • + 3
 Me writing a resume for camera man position:
1. I can operate an iPhone
2. Can't edit worth poo
3. What lighting?
4. Was dodgeball champ of my school so I can keep the expensive camera equipment safe from Danny Macaskill

Hired.
  • + 3
 Seems almost like endura copied the dirtsuit from a little german Brand called Dirtlej. If so it would be pretty weak. Dirtlej have been producing these kind of suits for a couple of years now. Check their hp. They Even got different models for different mtb disciplines.
  • + 7
 there is literally a cloud of dust in one clip. get a grip endura
  • + 5
 "the foulest weather imaginable"? weeeeeeeeeeeeeellll - if I see correctly - I didn't see ANY rain at all in all of the video.
What a joke.
  • + 2
 Yeah, looks like a nice spring day in Germany, when the snow is finally gone...
  • + 2
 @FuzzyL: They should have filmed it in Southern Bavaria, that gets a similar average rainfall to the wettest valley in England. Maybe this why so many German waterproof clothing brands are based near Munich?
  • + 7
 Endura: priciest clothes with a tag made in china.
  • + 2
 Pretty much every 3 layer rain jacket is completely waterproof. As long as the fabric has proper DWR coating and the water beads on it and runs off then the fabric can breathe and there is no moisture build-up on the inside. But if the DWR coating is worn off and the fabric ''wets out'' the pores are blocked and it will not breathe and you will have moisture/sweat on the inside. This happens to any 3L fabric doesn't matter if its Gore-Tex ,eVent ,Exoshell or anything else. Any fabric that is not a 3 layer , for example 2.5L eVent etc is not completely waterproof and can also leak through.
  • + 1
 The West Coast of the US has you brits beat in terms of rainfall, a couple times over. Forks Washington with 121" / year & shreddable conditions in all 4 seasons. There aren't any mtb specific trails that I know of, but Im sure there is at least one local who fancies himself a mountain biker.

Edited to apologize in case we use a different standard for 'inch', you guys win in that case.
  • + 1
 Right in the area with ya... cracks me up when I see something not PNWet touted as so miserable and wet. *I am aware that the UK, some BC and whatnot get rain, but other places, and this video... meh. Not "foulest imaginable"*
  • + 3
 Oh so fart bags have showed up in mountain biking now? They the the thing to have for snowmobilers the past few years. Onesies in fun colors and crazy price tags! So Euro!
  • + 1
 Pfff... I've ridden in snow on normal tires. Wet trails ain't that hard.
By the way, if you get a chance to ride in the snow... DO IT. It is so much fun.
Check out some photos/videos link below
www.instagram.com/p/Bg23fI9g2BS/?taken-by=ryan_r.1
  • + 1
 That suit looks awesome, any plans to do one for kids? My 3yr old could do with one for nursery!!
Day 3 of the new term he cuts a hole in his jumper, Day 5 covered in some kind of red slime shit,
Day 7 covered in orange slimey shit
Every other day since...play dough, paint, food, mud, grass the list is endless!!
  • + 5
 He's good but he's no Danny MacAskill
  • + 4
 They should have waited to an actual wet day. His feet would still be soaking.
  • + 1
 Looks fun, really fun, but the bike owner in me can't help but think how much time my bike would spend in the stand after much time in those conditions. Also, how is he riding without eyewear, the mud and mist would kill me and yet Danny rides it no problem. The things Danny can do always impress.
  • + 4
 Stay on yer bike Danny!! Whoops...wrong Danny.
  • + 4
 Hold my beer it’s just a Cat 4 Hurricane, I’ll test your outer wear.
  • + 1
 I STARTed making a suit like this 15years ago maybe I should look it out and finish making it?
Good advert but £400 for something that is great till you get a small rip in it and not so fun any more?
  • + 1
 2 things in this world will keep you dry; rubber or a roof. Everything else is only temporary dry until it isn't.
GoreTex Pro Shell with taped seams is pretty good, however.
  • + 2
 For Sale - 1 Santa Cruz Bronson - size large - includes the new Fox 36 with Hydro-Injection...get it while it lasts...
  • + 1
 Looks like fun to be honest. I know it’s just an Endura commercial but Danny is fun to watch. I have an MT500 jacket and I love it for whatever that’s worth.
  • + 4
 Onesie = No-zee
  • + 3
 Our trails would be closed here in those conditions.
  • + 2
 That was cute.
I ride in conditions like that.
He was dry at the end of the ride?
Bollocks
  • + 2
 tbh would rather just get wet than wear a romper suit
  • + 1
 I think that's actually a cool idea. There are 235 days from now till next June when I would benefit from wearing one.
  • + 1
 Over $700cdn for that onesie. Things the bike industry does not need. If conditions are that atrocious, maybe dont ride?
  • + 1
 Hang on, the foulest weather IMAGINABLE!? I didn't see him on the 2018 London to Brighton off-road "mudageddon"...
  • + 1
 That's not that bad. Until your bike is up to the fork crown in a bog, conditions should be rated as mild.
  • + 1
 My kids love Danny Macaskill! Best role model in cycling IMO. Keep up the cool vids.
  • + 2
 Yeah, where's the bad weather? The SUN was out at 1:18 FFS!
  • + 1
 Man, I hate it when its "blowing a hoolie". Let's keep it PG rated, eh pinkbike?
  • + 1
 do you know what a hoolie is? In Danny's dialect?
  • + 1
 Oy Danny, your bike's not waterproof, you are. Be kind to your bearings :'(
  • + 1
 damnit Danny..you did it again..showing that is fun no matter the conditions when riding your bike
  • + 1
 No such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing choices for conditions, so much fun having a waterproof onesy, so much better than a wet suit?
  • + 2
 Best brand ambassador ever!
  • + 2
 This is what riding with your friends is all About... Smiles for miles!
  • + 2
 Those wet roots look waaaaay more fun than the ones in all my nightmares
  • + 3
 Foul? That looks fun!!
  • + 1
 Got to love a bit of Aberfoyle slip n slide action there....I think I may have to partake this weekend.
  • + 1
 If it had a poop flap I'd be interested.
  • + 1
 This would be rad for fat biking
  • + 1
 That's one 'spensive item I don't need in SoCal.
  • + 1
 Mountain biking: a sport for aging dudes who can ride a bike
  • + 1
 Does it not just rip when you crash?
  • + 1
 Not if you land in water
  • + 1
 "I was doing well, and then I wasn't". That sounds like my riding style.
  • + 1
 What's with the song choice?
  • + 1
 Sunday on the WBP was worse :/
  • + 1
 and people are jumping off cliffs in utah...
  • + 1
 When he rides down the stream I thought, "Looks like drier Ned's..."
  • + 1
 Were there lots of birds?
  • + 1
 I didn't watch it yet but I love it!

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