As you're getting ready to ride, you can tell the air is still hanging onto a winter chill, but the sun is emitting an undeniably summery warmth, so you're stuck holding a pair of tights and shorts, unsure of how to proceed. Enter knickers: as the ultimate addition to kit for the indecisive cyclist, knickers allow you to commit to neither shorts nor tights on days you don't want to overheat, but don't want to be cold either. Scott's Endurance Plus Knickers use a nylon and elastane construction to provide a supportive, but more relaxed fit compared to racing kit. According to Scott, this makes the knickers versatile enough to take on the road or trails, and we'd agree. The UPF 30 protection will be useful on both sunny roads and exposed singletrack, especially for skin that's not used to being exposed to the sun after a long winter. New this year, Scott overhauled its entire chamois line, and the Pro women's chamois it lines the Endurance with occupies the top place in the new lineup. Made with high density foam arranged in varying thicknesses, the chamois employs the newer, more minimal design that we're seeing appear more and more in high end kit. It offers the same cushioning and support as thicker, more obtuse inserts did, while integrating more smoothly with the rest of the short and staying out of the way as you pedal and move around in the saddle. Along the ankles, smooth silicone grippers work to keep the knickers in place so you aren't trying to reach down and tug them back in place from the saddle, while a wide, comfortable waistband stays in place and lies flat as you navigate the roads or trails.