Endura Humvee Trousers review£39.99

Endura's Humvee shorts and three-quarter length pants are some of our favourite baggies, so our rickety knees creaked excitedly at the idea of full trousers.

BikeRadar score3/5

Endura's Humvee shorts and three-quarter length pants are some of our favourite baggies, so our rickety knees creaked excitedly at the idea of full trousers.

They have the same storage goodness - double map and hand pockets, a single cargo pocket, a zipped phone pocket and a key clip - as the three-quarters but with zip-sided, twin-strapped lower legs. They also have the same articulated knees as the three-quarters.

Unfortunately, the light material isn't enough to ward off nettles or add much warmth. They rapidly get wet and heavy in damp conditions too, which makes them drag. There aren't enough straps to keep them out of your chainrings either and our pair is already looking very chewed. Admittedly, the price is very low, but they just feel like you've gone riding in your pyjamas by mistake - not the most inspiring performance from a company that has such a fine reputation for its other products.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK
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