Need longs but don’t want tights? Seeking the mid-price option? Then look no further than Revolution’s pursuit. Made by Endura, these shorts bridge the gap between summer wear and winter training tights.
The substantial CoolMax insert provides ample support and has good wicking properties, keeping the crotch area drier and therefore less prone to bacterial infection. Seamless, eight-panel Nylon/Polyester/Lycra construction scores further points, maximising mobility while the high back protects against early season chill.
The trademark black and red Revolution livery has a slightly 1980s flavour and might not be to everyone’s taste but sizing is dead on, the large fitting perfectly. The silicon grippers prevent them wandering up the calves without leaving any tell-tale branding. A spill and tangle with prickly foliage failed to make any impression on the material and they emerge like new after a 40° machine wash.
Being picky, the insert’s size left me feeling a little self-conscious at rest stops and personally, the graphics could’ve been sharper but these are matters of personal taste rather than a true reflection of performance, which is excellent.
Sizes: M, L, XL
Good quality three seasons leg wear at a comforting price
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Make and model: Revolution Pursuit 3/4 longs
Size tested: L
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
The Pursuits are aimed at peformance orientated cyclists looking for a halfway house between shorts and tights and frankly, they are an excellent compromise.
Tell us some more about the techincal aspects of the product?
Eight panel construction features Coolmax insert, Silicone leg-grippers and a more sophisticated Nylon/Ployester/Lycra blend for greater comfort.
The huge insert would protect handsomly against unexpected encounters with the top tube.
Insert can leave you feeling a little self concious sans bike but is superb where it counts-in the saddle.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
These semi-longs tick all the boxes when it comes to a three-seasons garment and for this reason represent even greater value for money- they're robust enough for ventures sans asphalt thanks to solid construction and fits perfectly.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Comfort, warmth and flexibility
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes
Would you consider buying the product? Yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
Age: 35 Height: 1m 81 Weight: 70 kilos
I usually ride: Rough Stuff Tourer Based around 4130 Univega mtb Frameset My best bike is: 1955 Holdsworth Road Path and several others including cross & traditional road
I've been riding for: Over 20 years I ride: Most days I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: cyclo cross, commuting, touring, fixed/singlespeed, mtb,
Shaun Audane is a freelance writer/product tester with over twenty-eight years riding experience, the last twelve (120,000 miles) spent putting bikes and kit through their paces for a variety of publications. Previous generations of his family worked at manufacturing's sharp end, thus Shaun can weld, has a sound understanding of frame building practice and a preference for steel or titanium framesets.
Citing Richard Ballantine and an Au pair as his earliest cycling influences, he is presently writing a cycling book with particular focus upon women, families and disabled audiences (Having been a registered care manager and coached children at Herne Hill Velodrome in earlier careers)