Cool, comfy, great colours, and a really decent fit. All from a company with a conscience.

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 10

Endura SingleTrack Lite Short


  • Really effective DWR treatment resists splashes and wetting out. Invisible feeling, free-flowing fit and fabric. Massive range of sizes and colours


  • Wider knee opening (for pads) can look a bit flappy without pads on the regular model


Endura Singletrack Lite short review


Price as reviewed:


This Singletrack Lite short is, guess what, Endura’s thinner, summery take on its long-refined Singletrack model. The fit is close without being restrictive, and Endura has mixed in enough elastane to make it very stretchy and unrestrictive when pedalling along.

Even at just over 200g, there’s a cushy and comfy rear padded waistband panel that feels super soft against bare skin and also absorbs and wicks sweat away from the small of the back very effectively.

Pocket placement is near perfect too, with two front zipped ones on hips placing contents in a stable zone close to the front/side of the thigh, so there’s no swinging around. There’s also a useful rear stash pocket for small items like an energy bar or small multi tool. 

The DWR coating is a useful addition, meaning it effectively fends off splashes and spray  and keeps your bum drier in a summer shower. As such, this Lite short is actually way more versatile than some pure summer-only flyweight options.

Endura Singletrack Lite short

Endura’s Singletrack Lite shorts are available in two leg lengths and a women’s version

Key to comfort here is the great fabric and cut, delivering a barely-there feel that simultaneously holds its shape, and isn’t flimsy or flappy while moving around on the bike. We’re not the biggest fan of a flared opening to accommodate knee pads but at least the flare effect is reasonably subtle.

This less streamlined look is just about the only thing to complain about though, as the rest of the performance is immaculate. The Singletrack Lite is super lightweight without being too flimsy or floaty, subtle while riding and cool and airy in the summer heat. Basically, Endura has totally nailed the details, sizing and style options for both sexes here.

Endura Singletrack outfit

Endura’s Singletrack Core Tee II completes the outfit


The Singletrack Lite is a great short, it’s super lightweight and cool without being flimsy or floaty, and Endura has nailed the details, sizing and style.


Weight:223g (L)
Colours:Nine colour options