The MT500 Thermal is a highly versatile layer. It can be used on or off the bike. It has storage for essential items in zipped pockets and a great hood. The full-length front zip is great for venting and it stops underneath the chin so it doesn't get caught up in your helmet strap. The insulating main fabric is overlayed with windproof panels on the fronts of the torso and arms to block out the breeze when you're descending fast. Use it as a backup, your outer layer, or throw a waterproof shell over the top when it gets really grim.
Whichever way you choose to use the MT500 Thermal, it will keep you warm and comfortable with its insulating fabrics and MTB specific cut.
We know our customers like to know exactly what they're buying; we're not going to sugar coat it, but we are going to explain it. We've divided up all of the sustainable features we've identified across our product ranges and grouped them into three so you know how your purchase is making an impact: Think Nature, Think Welfare, Think People.
The Endura Men's MT500 Thermal L/S II - Black has the following sustainability attributes...
Fluorinated DWR finishes make clothing waterproof by repelling water droplets. ‘PFCs’ is the broad term for all fluorocarbon chemicals, of which PFOS and PFOA are sub-groups. Different chemicals in this family have a varying number of carbon atoms, so C6 has six carbon atoms and C8 has eight. While the outdoor industry has moved away from C8 (or 'long chain') PFCs, C6 (short chain) PFCs are currently unbeatable in their waterproofing performance. They're considered less harmful to the environment than C8, but they have not been proven to be safe. PFCs are known as forever chemicals; once created they will never break down and are harmful to people and the planet. To read more about the chemistry related to PFCs, head here.
PFC-Free DWR uses alternative, biodegradable technologies that repels water from the surface of a fabric - such as Fjallraven's Greenland Wax. PFC-Free DWR coatings are water resistant enough for most daily activities, so if you don’t need a highly technical waterproof, consider a PFC-Free garment instead.
Your purchase of this product plants trees. A single 10 year old tree can absorb as much as 22kg of carbon each year which we all know is key for tackling climate change, but they also produce oxygen, lower temperatures by creating shade, improve soil quality and provide a habitat for wildlife.
This brand partners with the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI). The ETI was founded in 1998 and works to improve working conditions in global supply chains by implementing their Base Code of labour practice, which is based on the UN’s International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) standards. They work from nine principles: employment is chosen; freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected; working conditions are safe and hygienic; child labour shall not be used; living wages are paid; working hours are not excessive; no discrimination is practised; regular employment is provided; no harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed. Their remit is vast and cover industries from apparel to food and agriculture.
Find out more about the ETI here: https://www.ethicaltrade.org/.
This brand partners with ACT. ACT is a collaboration of global brands and ensures people in supply chains are paid a living wage and paid on time. They do this via collective bargaining at industry level, freedom of association and responsible purchasing practices.
Find out more about ACT here: https://actonlivingwages.com/.