- The unique drop-seat design makes nature breaks fast and easy
- Italian power Lycra fabric with coldblack technology reduces heat build-up and provides UPF50 protection
- Women’s 800 Series Conform EGM Pad reduces fatigue from long hours in the saddle
- 10” inseam and laser-cut hem with silicone grippers eliminates sausage legs
- Ergonomic, pre-shaped multi-panel construction increases on the bike comfort
- Wide elastic bib straps and wicking front modesty panel keeps everything in place
- 90 Day Satisfaction Guarantee
- White bib straps and modesty panel show dirt and sweat over time. Also, visible when the jersey hikes up when in the drops or unzip for ventilation.
Sizes: XXS – XL
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Endura launches new women’s bibshort: Ergonomic innovation and comfort engineering
On April 20th Endura launched their Women’s Pro SL EGM Bibshort with new features that provide comfort and performance. To take it to another level, Endura also added a unique style drop seat that works perfectly!
The new bibshort design came about from a partnership between Endura and renowned physiotherapist and ergonomist, Phil Burt. This collaboration brought about the “Ergonomistry” concept. The aim is to develop products that provide superior comfort and wellbeing on the bike which is backed by both medical science and rigorous rider testing. Two of the pro athletes that tested the Pro SL EGM bibs included Lucy Charles-Barclay and Denise Schindler. Endura is so sure women will love these new bibs they have a “Love at first fit guarantee” and their standard 90 Day Satisfaction Guarantee.
I have to admit, the Pro SL EGM are some of the most comfortable bibshorts I’ve tested. I initially washed them a couple of times before heading out for a 50-mile ride. The laser-cut leg hems and wide bib straps combine with the ergonomic, pre-shaped multi-panel construction for superior on-the-bike comfort. Add in the new Women’s 800 Series Conform EGM pad with medical-grade Elastomer technology and I just wanted to keep on riding.
When it was time for a mid-ride bathroom break the drop bottom unique design allowed me to easily pull the shorts down without removing the straps or jersey. Endura combines enough elasticity in the bib straps with a unique back panel to allow me to pull down the shorts while still sitting upright. No contortions or struggles, just pulled them down like they were shorts. Previous versions of the Endura bibs used a side zipper, but this new design is far superior with zero chance of a wardrobe malfunction.
Other manufacturers have drop bottom designs, but at 6’ tall I’ve struggled with the straps not being long enough. I’m forced to go to the bathroom in a fetal position which is not very comfortable.
The bib upper includes a breathable mesh modesty panel and wide straps. The panel includes darts to conform to a woman’s curves and improve fit. One change I recommend is that Endura switch from white to black fabric for the straps and panel. White tends to show dirt over time and also is noticeable if your jersey hikes up.
The shorts are made from Italian power Lycra fabric with coldblack technology which reduces heat build-up as well as provides USP50 sun protection. With a 10” inseam the length is perfect and a laser-cut hem with silicone grippers delivers a clean line from shorts to leg. The shorts stay in place and no sausage legs with these bibs.
Endura’s new Women’s Pro SL EGM bibshorts hit the mark for me. They are extremely comfortable on the bike for long days in the saddle. The unique design of the drop seat makes nature breaks fast. Endura has a winner!
Sheri Rosenbaum regularly contributes articles and reviews products for RBR. She’s an avid recreational roadie who lives in the Chicago area and a major advocate for women’s cycling, serving on the board of directors and volunteering with the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club. Click to read Sheri’s full bio or visit her web site sunflowersandpedals.com.