Higher Gear Introduces the Endura Paradox

Endura bicycling cycling clothing winter commuting commuter winterThose who brave the elements during the winter months tend to be one of the three C’s – commuters, cyclocross racers or just plain crazy (that is, crazy about cycling and training).

Whether you’re trying to work up a sweat on the bike or to make it to the office without signs of sweating, the winter presents a unique challenge, namely staying toasty warm, comfortable and dry in cold, windy and wet conditions. We’re happy to tell you that we have the answer to that challenge.

Endura Clothing is now available at Higher Gear. Just in time for winter, we bring you the finest in materials both waterproof and breathable, high quality, at reasonable prices. Seemingly contradictory features, solved by the Endura paradox.


Endura Stealth Jacket blackStealth Jacket

This is a Eurobike award-winning and first ever fully waterproof, breathable soft-shell cycling jacket. The externally seam-sealed waterproof breathable soft-shell fabric with stretch fabric front collar, underarms and side panels create a superbly well fitted garment.

The stretchy fleece-backed material provides warmth offers a close fit with ultrasonically welded seams that create a smooth internal surface for comfort. Flexible ventilation via side and underarm zip vents is accessible even when wearing a back-pack.

Additional details include waterproof wrist zips that ensure a snug-fit and facilitate closure over gloves, a waterproof zipped rear “map” pocket, welded chest pocket with iPod port and a rear light loop to attach a light.

Available in Men’s (black).

Reviews of the Stealth Jacket:

“Designed to keep you dry and warm when others think it’s too cold to ride. Best of all it’s hardwearing and durable. This really is the best cold weather jacket available, offering tremendous value for money.” – The Bicycle Buyer

“Super performance, great fit and a functional essential for the trail rider’s wardrobe…a whole new world of low sweat, high comfort waterproofing… Its ultrasonically welded, waterproof design makes it our favourite winner softshell” – Mountain Biking UK

“The waterproof softshell has always done well in previous tests… The stretchy fleece-backed material offers an amazingly comfortable ride and the close cut makes it a great trail jacket. It features ultrasonically welded seams with external taping so there’s no stitching to leak and is seamless on the skin. Naturally all zips are sealed too… Endura have thought of everything. At this price it offers amazing performance and is worth every penny. This is a must-have winter jacket if you want to stay warm and dry on the trails when the mercury falls.” – MTB Magazine


Endura Luminite II Jacket high vis visibility cycling bicycling commuterLuminite II Jacket

This is the ultimate commuter cycling jacket. This cleverly-designed waterproof, breathable jacket a red LED light strip integrated into the rear pocket that gives you 50 hours of flashing light. Emblazoned with high visibility 360 degree reflective safety chevrons, you’ll light up the night from any angle, especially in the high-visibility colors, but even the black is extremely high-vis when in a headlamp.

A single-layer waterproof, breathable shell features a bonded and laser-cut double storm flap, to keep the wind and rain from getting in. Details include adjustable high neck, hem and cuffs, cosy-touch lining in handwarmer pockets and inner collar and a rear zipper pocket with storm flap.

Available in Men’s (high-vis green, high-vis yellow, black) & Women’s (high-vis yellow)

Reviews of the original Luminite Jacket:

“This cleverly-designed waterproof features a red LED strip in the dropped tail that gives you 50hrs of flashing light… Excellent cycle-specific waterproof with a ton of added safety” – Cycling Plus Magazine

“A brilliant (quite literaly) piece of technical clothing that won’t break the bank …it only takes the smallest amount of light for it all to glow brilliantly. Superb all-round technical jacket.” – Road.cc

“An incredible amount of highly reflective material embellishes the jacket for 360 degree visibility. On the back, a fiber optic Luminite LED Light Strip rests in a bonded compartment and shines outward through a clear strip for increased safety… This jacket plus my standard commuting layers was enough to keep me warm through winter and dry from rain in the heaviest precipitation that I encountered.” – The Bicycle Times Review


Helium Endura bicycling cycling clothing winter commuting commuterHelium Jacket

Looking for a lightweight waterproof piece that easily folds up for stashing when not in use? Look no further. As with their other jackets, Endura has mastered the paradox of offering a waterproof, yet breathable jacket. The Helium Jacket offers an athletic fit with stretch panels on hems and armholes to keep it snug without drawcords or adjustors.

Features include a slimline inner storm flap with wrapover zipper guard, an asymmetric front zipper and a waterproof stretch chin guard. When not in use, this ultra-compact jacket folds into the rear zipped security pocket.

Available in Men’s (black) & Women’s (white).

Reviews of the Helium Jacket:

“The raglan sleeves offer great shoulder freedom, and the arms are full enough for layering underneath but slim at the forearm so they dont flap. The cuffs and hem use a stretch softshell to provide fit, rather than needing drawcords or tab adjusters – it works well and the lack of bits is refreshing.” – Mountain Biking UK Magazine

“Great jacket that does everything a gore jacket does but at a cheaper price” – Cycling Weekly

“Angenehmer, hoher Kragen, guter Nässeschutz und durchdachte Ausstattungs-Details zum unschlagbaren Preis. BIKE-Urteil: Sehr gut.” – Bike Magazin (DE), for our Dutch-speaking friends

“A featherlight waterproof shell that packs down to the size of a pint glass, Endura’s Helium jacket provides a fair bang for your buck.” – Mountain Bike Ride Magazine


Pro Roubaix Thermal Jersey Jacket Insulated Endura bicycling cycling clothing winter commuting commuter winterPro Roubaix Thermal Jersey

In their review of the Pro Roubaix, 220 Triathlon wrote, “Judging the amount of clothing to wear on the bike is a fine art. Get it wrong and you’ll end up boiling or freezing your way through a very uncomfortable ride indeed.” Happily, they found that Endura’s Pro Roubaix Termal Jersey is a great solution.

“We used it as a mid-layer when the weather was freezing, and then as an outer layer on days when the temperature was a few degrees higher. In both situations, it performed admirably, striking a balance between blocking out the elements and breathability.” Again, you’ll be wondering how Endura does it.

Features include Italian high-stretch insulation, full digital sublimation print and triple rear pocket system with a zipped rear security pocket.

Available in Men’s (black).

Womens Roubaix Thermal Jersey Jacket Insulated Endura bicycling cycling clothing winter commuting commuter winter

Roubaix Thermal Jersey

The women’s version of the Roubaix Thermal Jersey is constructed in insulating durable nylon lycra, deep cuffs, discreet reflective trip and triple rear pockets with a zipped security pocket.

Available in Women’s (high-vis pink).


Reviews of the Pro Roubaix Thermal Jersey:

“Endura’s latest bike jacket is a great solution.. A stylish and comfortable jacket for a great price” – 220 Triathlon, Editor’s Choice

“The [Pro Roubaix] is a great all rounder that performs happily as a jersey, wicking away sweat and insulating, while also doubling as an outer layer on colder days. We really liked the design and the mesh panels allow for good breathability under the arm.” – Ride Fit


Baa Baa Merino Wool Base Layer Long Sleeve Endura bicycling cycling clothing winter commuting commuter winter

Baa Baa Merino Long Sleeve Baselayer

Fine-guage natural merino wool offers natural insulating properties and doesn’t hold in the odor like synthetic materials. MTB Magazine found that Endura’s Baa Baa Merino wool “provides a superb natural layer that’s itch-free, unlike most normal wool jerseys.”  Soft, comfy and it’s great at wicking sweat away. “Where it beats synthetics is that if it gets wet it stays warm.”

The fitted cut makes it a great layering piece and the flatlocked-stitched seams means that, even with added layers or a backpack, there’s no rubbing. You seriously won’t believe how soft this fabric feels next to skin – so we invite you to come in and find out! All this in a sturdy, machine-washable fabric.

Available in Men’s (black) & Women’s (black).

Reviews for the Baa Baa Merino Base Layer:

“Merino is a very popular choice for base layers, being extremely soft next to the skin, with natural odour beating properties. Even when damp it’ll keep you warm and in the case of the good-value BaaBaa, just this and a waterproof jacket will be enough on mild days.” – Mountain Bike Ride Magazine

“A great-performing, quality lightweight Merino base layer” – MTB Magazine

“Silky-soft woollen baselayer offering plenty of warmth” – Cycling Plus Magazine

“The price is good for such a fine jersey in merino wool, and if you need a jersey that can be worn on and off the bike, this is a good choice.” – The Washing Machine Post

“Warm, comfortable and doesn’t smell too bad after a couple of rides, which makes it perfect for weekend trips to trail centres when you are too lazy to pack an extra one or do any washing! For the price it is about the best quality base layer you can lay your hands on. Get one and you won’t be disappointed this winter!” – International Mountain Bike Magazine


Windchill Biblong Bib Endura bicycling cycling clothing winter commuting commuter winterWindchill Biblongs

The perfect solution to keeping your legs warm on windy, chilly days. Pull these insulated bibs over your cycling shorts to keep out the wind and cold. Teflon HT treated Thermolite provides insulation and comfort while the membrane on the front legs, ankle and crotch keeps the wind out while offering the breathability Endura is known for.

The ankle features rear-facing reflective detail and a slimline zipper with a snapdown zipper pull.

Available in Men’s (black).



Thermolite Tights Endura bicycling cycling clothing winter commuting commuter winterThermalite Tights

Thermolite fabric was designed for ultimate cold weather comfort and durable water repellency. Double layer over the knees for added warmth where your legs meet the wind. Fully flatlocked seams for added comfort.

Details include a slimline zipper with a snapdown zipper pull, ergonomic body paneling and reflective logos on the thigh and rear, making this a great tight to pull over your cycling shorts or even one you can wear for cold weather running.

Available in Men’s (black) & Women’s (black).



Superlite Overtrouser Endura bicycling cycling clothing winter commuting commuter winterSuperlite Overtrousers

To make yourself invincible to the elements, throw these Overtrousers on over your work or cycling pants. The perfect choice for commuters who risk unforeseen weather and need layering pieces they can travel with.

The fully seam-sealed fabric keeps the rain and wind out. The lightweight fabric means they get compact enough to stow in their own rear pocket.

Like other Endura outer wear, these Overpants are both waterproof, yet breathable. Features include pre-curved knee articulation, extra long ankle zippers with Velcro adjusters, reflective piping and ankle pring and a pull-on waist with zipper fly.

Available in Men’s (black).

Review of the Superlite Overtrousers:

“As a year-round staple for Scottish riding, Endura’s offering is as well sorted as you’d expect… The pre-shaped cut is exceptionally good, aided by the stretchy gusset panel, and the elasticated waistband uses only drawstring adjustment – it does a remarkable job of keeping them up. Long ankle zips help you get them on, and plenty of Velcro adjustment, secure storm flaps and elasticated hems keep them tightly sealed.” – What MTB Magazine



Endura Stealth Jacket black bike bicycle clothing winterCycling clothing that is both high quality and reasonable. Fabrics both waterproof and breathable. Materials both durable and soft against the skin. The Endura paradox. We don’t know how they do it, but they do. And we at Higher Gear are proud to be able to offer you this great quality cycling clothing.

Stop in to see and feel the finer details of Endura cycling clothing.






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