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The Scott Endurance 10 Short Sleeved Men's Shirt balances smart looks and high-performing fabrics with a relaxed cut suitable for rides on the road or out on the trails. The overall quality is impressive for the money, and thanks to it being part of the Scott's Re-Source range you can also feel good that you are doing a small bit for the environment.
So, first up, what is Re-Source? Like a fair bit of the clothing we have seen coming through the road.cc doors this year, the Endurance 10 is made with renewable and recycled material. For Scott's Re-Source range it has to be 100% for certified renewable materials and at least 50% recycled materials, like polyester being created from waste PET bottles. Also, the products cannot contain any PFC-based DWR (durable water repellent) coatings. Full details are here on Scott's website.
Right, back to the jersey.
Going by its name, you can probably guess that the Endurance 10 comes with a more relaxed fit than a typical race jersey, and Scott has achieved that with a cut that works well on the bike while allowing you plenty of room to move.
I found it a great cross-over jersey for longer road rides or when heading out on the gravel bike. I suspect it'd be good for the commute, too – if I had one.
Even though it isn't as close cut as a race jersey there isn't much in the way of excess material, so you don't have to worry about things flapping about as your speed picks up.
I found the shoulders and arms to sit pretty snug, so you still get that kind of performance feel when riding, and the dropped tail gives you good coverage when tucked into the drops when descending or having a bit of a sprint.
The length at the front is ideal too, allowing you to get low if you need to without any bunching up of the fabric.
At the rear you get three spacious pockets in a traditional layout, although Scott hasn't included a zipped valuables pocket which is a bit disappointing for a jersey these days, though it does have a zip garage at the neck.
The pockets are deep and roomy, easily swallowing those ride essentials, with the material being taut enough that you don't get much sag unless you are really loaded up.
Materials-wise, the Endurance 10 uses DRYOxcell for the front panels, the shoulders and the left and right side at the rear, while the sleeves and a central section down the rear are DUROxpand. This is a lighter weight fabric than the DRYOxcell but comes with a high degree of stretch, which helps the fit while also being breathable and letting hot air escape.
The DRYOxcell fabric is apparently designed to dry quickly by having impressive wicking properties. It's hard to gauge exactly how beneficial various fabrics are compared with others on the market while riding around in the real world, but I found the Endurance 10 to work well.
Riding in temperatures in the high 20s, both on the road and slogging up some steep climbs on a gravel loop, I've found the Scott to do a decent job at cooling. Once you can pick the speed up after a climb you can feel the breeze whipping through and it does dry quickly – just in time for the next climb.
Both materials are really soft as well, and I found the Scott a pleasure to wear.
Picking up the jersey for the first time I was impressed with how well made it is – there isn't a single thread out of place – and with the feel of the fabric as well I honestly thought it'd be priced around the £100 mark instead of the £63.99 it actually is.
That's a few quid cheaper than the Sigr Black Horizon jersey I was testing alongside it. I was quite impressed with the Sigr, but the Scott is just that bit better in all aspects.
Endura's £69.99 Asym short sleeved jersey looks a cool design in my eyes, a little more race-orientated than the Scott, but it isn't as good at wicking. Steve said it was comfortable, though.
Altura's take on this type of jersey, its Endurance Men's Short Sleeve, also impressed Steve with its relaxed-yet-not-baggy fit; it's £69.99, too.
For those days when you aren't out smashing it around or you just prefer a more relaxed jersey with a performance fit, the Endurance 10 makes a good choice. It retains that roadie fit and the fabrics are high performing, especially in the heat. The best thing, though, is that it looks and feels a lot more expensive than it is.
Great blend of a relaxed yet performance fit and excellent quality that belies its price
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road.cc test report
Make and model: Scott Endurance 10 Short Sleeve Men's Shirt
Size tested: Medium
Tell us what the product is for
Scott says, "Featuring a quick drying and high comfort fabric, the SCOTT Endurance 10 short sleeve shirt is a full-zip jersey with breathable fabric panel on the back and 3 pockets for storage of your everyday riding gear. With a very subtle branding, this tee will become an essential part of your biking wardrobe."
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
TECHNOLOGIES DRYOxcell quick dry knit fabric, DUROxpand 4-way stretch knit fabric
COMPOSITION Main fabric: 100% Polyester, Insert 1: 91% Polyester, 9% Elastane
FEATURES Re-Source product
Modern cycling shirt with 3 back pockets
Soft and highly breathable fabrics to keep you comfortable in all conditions
Full length semi-autolock zipper
Silicone bottom hem gripper
Sizing is spot on.
Feels much more expensive than it actually is.
How easy is the product to care for? How did it respond to being washed?
No issues after multiple washes.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Great for riding on the road or gravel.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
I love the relaxed yet performance fit.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
No zipped pocket.
How does the price compare to that of similar products in the market, including ones recently tested on road.cc?
It's well priced for the quality and performance, while sitting nicely against the reviews that I have mentioned in the review.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes
Would you consider buying the product? Yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
Use this box to explain your overall score
A quality top from Scott this, the materials work well and the cut gives you that performance fit without screaming racer. Great all-round quality as well, just bung a zipped valuables pocket on and there'd be nothing for me to whinge about.
About the tester
I usually ride: This month's test bike My best bike is: B'Twin Ultra CF draped in the latest bling test components
I've been riding for: Over 20 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, club rides, sportives, fixed/singlespeed,
With 20 years of road cycling and over 150,000 miles in his legs it's safe to say Stu is happiest when on the bike whatever the weather. Since writing his first review for road.cc back in 2009 he has also had a career in engineering including 3D-CAD design and product development, so has a real passion for all of the latest technology coming through in the industry but is also a sucker for a classic steel frame, skinny tyres, rim brakes and a damn good paintjob.
His fascination with gravel bikes is getting out of control too!