ENDURA MTR Emergency Shell*Clearance Product
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- Highly packable lightweight waterproof breathable shell
- Fully seam sealed
- Stretch waterproof cuffs and sides
- Athletic, non flap fit
- Folding tab for neat packing in jersey pocket
- Reflective trims on hem and sleeve
Endura MTR Emergency Shell review, What Mountain Bike Magazine, December 2013:
"The MTR Emergency Shell takes the idea of minimalist design to a whole new level. With no noticeable features in the way of pockets and fancy detail, it scrunches easily into your pack or a pocket with ease. What we did utterly love about this jacket, though, that was while it arguably lacks that certain in-your-face impact, it has sneakily useful detailing that enhances its performance and will, we guarantee, have you quietly congratulating yourself on having the brilliance to recognize great design when you see it. There's an elastic loop on the back of the neck for teeny tiny packing and, while its barely-there construction eschews the use of Velcro, the double flap on the zip doesn't need any help to stay put. The fabric is a very thin two-layer waterproof with stretchy inserts on the cuffs and shoulders so that, despite the slim fit, you still get plenty of unhindered movement. We were impressed by the MTR ??" and at around 135g there's no excuse not to pack it along on every trip (a habit we've got into). In fact, it's so convenient and effective you may even find yourself wishing for rain.
Verdict: Astounding, light waterproof shell at an affordable price."
Rating: 4 (out of 5)
Endura MTR Emergency Shell review, BikeRadar, November 2014:
"We can honestly say that since first trying the MTR, we've never left home without it ??" it's become an almost permanent feature in our packs and even in jersey pockets... The MTR is so minimal we felt compelled to put in on the scales - it weighs a barely-noticeable 135g, so you certainly won't notice its weight when it's stashed in your pack... at over a year old, is still holding up well... The styling is pared-back simplicity, with clean lines and a slim cut that manages not to feel restrictive thanks to stretch inserts at the cuff and through the shoulders. It's very easy to wear. We can't think of a single reason to head out without one."
BikeRadar Verdict: A featherweight emergency waterproof that's always useful and never a chore to stow away.
4.5 stars (out of 5)
Endura MTR Emergency Shell review, Singletracks, November 2015 (see here for full review):
"From the moment I rolled the shell into its small little ball, I knew that this was exactly the piece of gear I was looking for: lightweight and compact...
In all of the wet weather conditions that I used the jacket in, it performed perfectly! All the water that hit the jacket beaded right up, and I have no doubt that in even heavier rain it would continue to do so...
More than for rain protection, I found myself using the MTR for warmth this summer. During the summer months, even above tree line on the Continental Divide the MTR was all I carried for additional layers. On one ride on the Monarch Crest in particular, the temps were in the low 50s for the entire ride, and we seemingly wove our way between storm clouds as the chilly wind battered us. I honestly didn't plan as well as I should have, so aside from my short-sleeve bike jersey, I only had the MTR for warmth and as a shield from the elements. However, that was plenty of protection! I was warm and toasty the entire ride, and wouldn't have used an additional layer, even if I'd brought it.
The one potential downside to using the MTR for warmth is the possibility of crashing while wearing it. The fabric, while waterproof and warm, is very thin to keep that weight down to 160g and the packed size as small as it is. I knew that if I was ever to crash hard while wearing the shell, that the outcome wouldn't be good. And just the other day, I did just that: crashed hard on a jump while wearing the MTR. Honestly, it was one of the hardest crashes I've taken all year: I'm still stiff and bruised about a week later.
Despite the severity of the crash, the MTR held up reasonably well. Yes, I did tear a couple of holes in it, but after examining the holes, I think they are quite minimal, considering how hard I hit the ground and slid across the gravel.
The moral of the story? Don't crash when wearing expensive rain gear! But despite punching a few holes in this shell, I plan to patch them up, and keep using this jacket for??"hopefully??"years to come! The MTR is exactly what I was looking for, and it has exceeded my expectations!"
Endura MTR Emergency Shell review, mbr magazine, December 2015:
"If we were to design a packable jacket, the result wouldn't be a million miles away from Endura's MTR Emergency Shell. Bulk and weight is kept to a minimum with an unfussy design - light, elastic cuffs and no pockets - backed up by a lightweight waterproof fabric that cuts a compromise between weight and durability. Taped seams also help keep the weather at bay. The neat fit keep flapping fabric and internal draughts to a minimum, but we did find the lack of ventilation meant it got a bit clammy when working hard on the climbs. On the upside, the dropped tail protects you from wheel spray, and it was finished off with a neat elastic strap to keep it rolled up in your pack. A well-considered jacket at a very reasonable price."
What Mountain Bike Magazine Gear of the Year, December 2015:
Endura MTR Emergency Shell - Excellent weather-beating jacket.
"Those Livingstonian gear gurus at Endura know a thing or two about rain. This jacket is proof - it's a pure wee belter, ken? Rain beads and runs off without soaking in - even after subjecting ours to washing machine ordeals, it repels the rain a treat. The cut is fitted and streamlined yet unrestrictive thanks to strategic stretch panels. Devoid of pockets and vents, it isn't designed to be worn all day, but the fleecy collar makes it relatively cosy when zipped up - ideal for weathering a storm or setting-out a mid-ride calamity."
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