When you’re making kit for one of the most highly decorated riders in mountain biking racing you have to make sure it performs to a level suitable for a multiple World Champion. Rachel Atherton rides in Endura MT500 – the iconic collection of MTB wear that’s a #ForceForGood.
As huge fans of Rachel, way before we started sponsoring the Atherton Racing outfit, it’s been a privilege to see her wearing our apparel and protection and the feedback we get helps us to make better and better kit for MTBers.
The MT500 Waterproof Jacket that Rachel wears is designed for women. The latest version of our iconic, class leading waterproof jacket meets the demands of the ever progressing world of mountain biking. The Queen of Mountain Jackets uses our latest ExoShell40DR fabric, that’s engineered to deal with foul weather and built tough for the gnarliest of trails.
A tough, durable outer layer is paired with a soft touch, high wicking mesh inner layer that eﬃciently moves moisture away from your skin and through the super-ﬁne ﬂuorine free membrane sandwiched in the middle. As with all of our waterproofs, ExoShell40DR is treated with an environmentally friendly PFC free DWR treatment. ExoShell40DR is also certified as having been MADEKIND by eliminating harmful substances from the supply chain; ensuring that products are safe for consumers, workers and the environment.
Rachel Atherton, six times DH MTB Word Champion, says about the MT500 Jacket: “I like the vents. If you’re climbing and it’s windy and drizzling, you’re still airated and fresh. You can tie it around your waist, and it’s light enough to put in your bag. It’s perfect really. You can fit your pads on and your back plate, and you’re still comfortable to ride.”
When the weather is really bad in Mid-Wales, Rachel zips into the MT500 Waterproof One Piece Suit, the next-gen, ultimate foul weather one piece suit that’s built for days when incessant rain has turned the trails into rivers. The original onesie was a smash hit and its successor reminds you that the worst weather can deliver the best days. It’s made using the same category smashing, MADEKIND, ExoShell40DR fabric that’s kind on the environment, whilst being built tough for gnarly trails.
"I would say if you’re born in the UK you should be given a waterproof onesie when you’re born, because you need it all the time,” says Rachel.
When she’s not in her team edition MT500 Burner Pants, Rachel can call on the Women’s MT500 Spray Trousers for damp days at the Dyfi Bike Park - our do it all women's mountain biking trouser is designed to excel in damp, variable conditions. A waterproof, taped seat panel sheds off the worst of the water kicked up from your back wheel whilst unrestricted movement and comfort is maintained by using a durable stretch nylon fabric for the rest of the trouser.
Whilst only the seat panel of the trouser is waterproof, a DWR treatment has been applied throughout to help water bead and not soak into the shorts. As with all of Endura's DWR treated garments, an environmentally friendly PFC free DWR has been used in line with Endura's commitment to reducing our environmental footprint.
Our confidence is so strong in quality of the MT500 collection that all products are supported by our 90 Day Satisfaction Guarantee.