Endura Announces MT500 Freezing Point Jacket & Trousers for Winter Riding

Oct 1, 2019 at 9:24
by Endura Sport  


PRESS RELEASE: Endura

Knock-out PrimaLoft Products for Alpine Adventures and Sub-zero Temperatures

With over 25 years of innovative craft and graft under its belt, providing kit to MTB sibling royalty the Athertons and a rack of talented enduro athletes, our MT500 range for AW2019 has never been stronger nor tougher.

When the mercury drops or the trails head up to serious altitude our new MT500 Freezing Point Jackets and Trousers take you to new territories. PrimaLoft GOLD fill, made from 45% recycled content and boasting an unbeatable warmth to weight ratio, housed in tough, durable outer fabrics and cleverly positioned vents work together for long tough climbs and chilling descents.




Developed for extreme cold winter mountain biking, the MT500 Freezing Point Jacket and Trousers are also perfectly suited to the rising trend of e-mtb transalp adventures. Sharing instantly recognisable design cues with the other award-winning MT500 outerwear, strategic panels are filled with lightweight PrimaLoft GOLD insulation with a fleece lined stretch thermal softshell fabric providing durable warmth in other areas, while large vents prevent overheating.

Packed with details, the MT500 Freezing Point Jacket not only provides winter warmth for sub-zero rides, but can also be worn off the bike with a relatively relaxed fit and contemporary outdoor aesthetic. Its cosy, PrimaLoft-filled hood has hidden toggles for easy front adjustment. The hood rolls up neatly when not in use to form a collar, held in place by a simple fastening strap and ensuring a great, draft free fit.

Durable shoulder panels with silicone print provide protection and grip for backpack straps and the large 2 way zipped underarm vents are designed to function even when wearing a pack. Massive front pockets double as vents when necessary, while the hidden internal pocket keeps small valuables safe. Reflective trims on the hood, cuff and rear tail increase visibility. The jacket is available in subtle Black and 2-tone Mustard in sizes XS –XXL.




The MT500 Freezing Point Trousers are ideal cold weather mountain biking pants, deploying a combination of insulated PrimaLoft GOLD panels for lightweight warmth and high stretch fleece backed softshell for unrestricted movement. The slim fitting trouser are equipped with two zipped hand pockets, large thigh vents for effective temperature regulation, durable seat panel, ankle zips and durable crank rub panels on the inner ankles. They also feature a stretch wicking waistband with internal silicone grip and Velcro adjusters and a proper zip fly with popper closure. Available in black in sizes S-XXL.


Our confidence is so strong in the quality of the MT500 Collection that all products are supported by our 90 Day Satisfaction Guarantee.

Learn more here.





55 Comments

  • 14 1
 Every Endura waterproof product I have had has been a big let down. Normally to do with the taped seams.
Pop into Go Outdoors and pick up a good technical lightweight jacket. Got a Hagloffs not long ago with massive pit zips. £65! Mountaineering jackets (not hiking jkts) are near identical to bike jkts due to them reaching over head so needing longer arms and ass coverage.
That said, since Go Outdoors got bought out by JD Sports, it has become a tad more pricey.
  • 3 0
 2nd using mountaineering gear. Mountain Hardwear's Superforma rain gear has been the best set I've ever owned for biking.
  • 4 0
 Same experience. I have had two MT500 jackets (one replaced under warranty), both have had their taped seams peel off and it seems to be related to washing the jacket. Pretty ironic that a MTB clothing company based in Scotland can't make clothes that you can just chuck in the washing machine without destroying them.
  • 3 0
 Also second using mountaineering gear. I've been wearing the same Arc'Teryx Alpha SV for a decade and it's seen some truly heinous crashes. No tears or even visible abrasions. I bought it for climbing and wore it for years before relegating it to the MTB pile, retreated it a couple times and it's perfect for cold and wet, which we get a lot of. I've had great success with GORE bike wear as well. Fairly durable, nowhere near as pricey as 7mesh, and doesn't look hideous. Every piece of Endura gear I've worn or seen come through the shop has been absolute garbage. What an embarrassment of a brand.
  • 1 0
 Yup, Black Diamond climbing jacket has been legit. Works great, long cut sleeves for reaching and big hood for helmets. Outlet sale.
  • 3 0
 ive one single endura jacket but i found it to be very good. pitt zips, waterproof, solid, good fit, no issue.
  • 2 0
 Soo many brands including ones mentioned above absolutely destroy Endura in quality and price. I have some old mountain hardware gear older than Endura has been in business.
  • 2 0
 Mountain Hardwear Stretch Ozonic for the win! Hands down the best coat I've ever owned.
  • 2 0
 Always invest in mountaineering equipment over biking equipment if the garment allows for it--especially with brands that have lifetime warranties and decades of performance under their belts. If a brand can't break out in their initial years with extremely high quality and warranty backed customer support, then there is zero reason to support them with all the great brands out there.
  • 1 0
 Same for me - I bought a pair of DH shorts from them about 8 years ago which have been great. Everything else has fallen apart. 2 softshell jackets had all the stitched seams come loose, Same for as pair of trousers and 2 pairs of gloves. Never again.
  • 2 0
 @cky78: Always loved there gear. One of the few companies that hasn't gone downhill in terms of quality ahemmm Arc'Teryx
  • 15 3
 "Our confidence is so strong in the quality" ... "90 Day Satisfaction Guarantee"
Really?! I´d say your confidence is strong if you give a FULL WARRANTY for at least two years
  • 1 0
 I'm guess the OP day guarentee is just a no questions asked return. I have definitely warrantied there clothes past 90 days.
  • 9 0
 I would check out their website, the clothing has a warranty. This is a separate 90 day satisfaction guarantee, i.e bring it back within 90 days if you are not satisfied.

www.endurasport.com/support/guarantee

www.endurasport.com/support/satisfaction-guarantee

I'd say you need a nice bike ride.
  • 3 0
 @wiggywhild: you are right
  • 1 0
 urm...If you don't like it take it back within 90 days. If it falls apart - and you haven't peeled the tapes by washing it too hot - take it back under the 2 year warranty.......
  • 1 0
 @HoleyRoller: Hand wash, 30 degree wash, gentle wash..... doesn't matter what was used, seams still peeled. Maybe my washing machine is too vigorous but it seems like a common problem with endura jackets not found with other brands.
  • 19 8
 Jeez, I love the pinkbiker‘s pavlovian response:
pinkbike: eMTB! - reader: growl, bark!
Psychologically quite interesting...
  • 4 2
 Interesting or predictable? Reptilian brains in the modern age.
  • 7 0
 I spent $500 on their MT500 Jacket last year and washed it once, all the seams fell off. It was after the year warranty but their response was 'buy some resealing tape and fix it yourself'. Pretty crap service from such a supposedly great company!!
  • 8 1
 Bought their waterproof shorts....one ride and the waterproof tape over the seams peeled off. Quality is not there. Super disappointing especially at the price point.
  • 10 4
 WTF Endura? Perfect for emtb transalp? Does it have a solar battery charger or something? Could I even dare to enter the alpine without a motor anymore?
  • 21 8
 What they mean is (i think) that you don't sweat on mopeds. I know I would boil in this thing on a climb even in -10C. I ride in their standard MT500 jacket and pants all winter long.
  • 1 0
 No more awkward turn offs on a cold winter.
  • 1 0
 @i-am-lp: I've got the standard MT500 jacket too and I think it is the way to go. Protection against wind and water are always helpful. And you can always add layers if you need more thermal insulation. But if the jacket on it's own is already too hot, you can't use it. So in any condition where this new jacket would make sense, the regular MT500 could be used too. It doesn't go the other way around.
  • 1 0
 Best eJacket ever!
  • 4 0
 So let's say your not afraid to ride in the wet. A lot. Dirt gets into the Gore Tex membrane. I use the proper cleaner and follow directions on how to clean. Two years later and it's not waterproof any more. If you like riding in wet muddy conditions which is what winter mountain biking is for me. I now go for cheap and get a new jacket every two years. Mud and Gore Tex is a bad mix.
  • 3 0
 Thank you pinkbike comment participants - I was just looking at one of the endura mt500 jackets today to replace my really old fox rain jacket (at least 12 seasons old) . Hearing all the people with problems of the waterproof seams peeling (and that my fox never had that problem) is going to make me avoid this product for sure.


They almost had me at Sam Hill and Atherton royalty.
  • 2 0
 Don't forget the much larger non commenting PB participants that have not had problems, and understand how to care for waterproof clothing. Ive spent my life here in the PNW and Endura may not be the best I've ever used, but it is far from the worse.
  • 3 0
 Having plenty of there MT500 gear and never a problem. Arcetryx is better ventilating, but also 2-3times as expensive and I can ruin that with 1 crash so for MTB I prever Endura
  • 5 0
 That looks toasty nice for the deep winter commute
  • 5 0
 Ooh perfect bargain bin item for December 2020. Thanks CRC
  • 2 0
 Any idea on length of leg on the trousers? Hopefully these won't only be suitable for people between the heights of 5ft8 and 6ft2 !?
  • 1 0
 My £60 Madison jacket has been miles better than any endura waterproof I've had.An alternative I would highly recommend would be Paramo.They take waterproof clothing to another level.
  • 1 0
 First pic looks like he had a sub-optimal snot out whilst riding and just having the dawning realisation it became attached to his side... (yup, based on experience!).
  • 1 0
 And yet again, only a one way zip, here in Yorkshire if you get cold you just pedal faster, no need for some premium Endura stuff, well, at least it's not an all in one.
  • 2 0
 One way zip? As in you zip it up and can't take it off?
  • 3 0
 @Bob-Agg: Foe me personally, on a cold day and you over heat it's easier to pull a zip up to vent the warm air out, this way your jacket doesn't inflate like a balloon, when I've cooled down I pull the zip back down, far easier when on the move than doing it in reverse.
  • 2 0
 @Gavalar66: brilliant man. Ive been living in a binary universe this whole time.
  • 2 0
 @Gavalar66: Ah, gotcha! The good old trail cape.
  • 1 0
 @Bob-Agg: Well, I'm not Superman but it works for me, just seems an obvious thing to include on a supposed premium product.
  • 1 0
 "Developed for extreme cold winter mountain biking"

WTF?! I'm not mountain biking in "extreme cold weather," you wingnuts. I'm skiing!
  • 1 0
 any other tips on winter riding pants? hard to find good info on this topic. thanks!!
  • 1 0
 Got the Vaude Quimsa II 2 years ago, for me, it's perfect on those snowy cold winter days here in Austria
  • 1 0
 What do you need to know?
  • 2 0
 Any unlined softshell pant. Then have a variety of liner weights on hand (e.g. light weight long johns, micro-fleece leggings, thick fleece pants). This has allowed me to ride (and ski) down to temps as low as -25°C.
  • 1 0
 race face agent pants get good reviews
  • 3 0
 @ZappBrannigan: I don't like riding with waterproof pants when it's properly cold. they get crinkly, and they don't breathe well. when the moisture builds up inside the pants, you get wet and clammy, which is not a good thing when it's cold out. better to let the moisture escape. that's been my experience anyways.
  • 1 0
 @ZappBrannigan: cool ill check those out. i usually see pants for downhill and i don't know if they are necessarily good for the cold
  • 1 0
 For cold try Alpinestars All Mt.2 pants and for really really cold try Fox Attack Fire pants.
  • 1 0
 This Endura jacket looks like a paper bag.
  • 1 0
 looks like a jacket, any jacket
  • 1 0
 WTF is a 'rack of athletes'?
  • 7 0
 You know, it's similar to a grip or a gang, or even a buttload. Definitely less than a shit-ton, though.
  • 2 0
 $209.99!?!? NO

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