Pete first wore the 2019 Fox Flexair gear on a shoot at Digger McEwen Motocross Park in Taupo. It was barely Spring, and to be honest, despite looking like a nice sunny day it probably wasn’t quite warm enough to start repping Fox’s lightest and most ventilated gear. But when he saw the Royl Orange gear still packed away in its wrappers, he was into it like a kid at Christmas.
The jersey is so light and fitted that it probably makes you faster simply walking up to the bike, let alone cutting laps around your favourite track or trail. The TruDri fabric is cut tight so it doesn’t billow in the wind and it helps wick moisture away to keep you cool.
The pants also benefit from Fox’s Tru fabric, with the main body featuring TruMotion and its 4-way stretching properties to offer unrivalled mobility. It’s almost like wearing tights! There’s venting to keep you cool, something Pete was able to discover works with a southerly ripping across the sand, but the internal comfort liner made up for it with the Royl Pants super-comfortable for an entire day in the saddle. The gloves continue the light, comfortable, stretchy theme, as do the Comp boots which feature an innovative stretchy top fastener which helps you move back and forth on the bike. Velcro at the top of a boot tends to lock you in place, but the strap on the top of the Comp boots gives you just enough movement to make life easier.
Finally, Pete tried the Fox V1 Matte helmet which has been redesigned from the ground (or neck) up and now features the ultra-cool MVRS or Magnetic Visor Release System. Take a digger wearing this lid and the visor ejects to reduce the risk of rotational injury to your neck. Once you’re back up on you Fox Comp boots, you simply fit the visor back without tools, as the magnets keep it in place. As you’d expect, the fit of the helmet is spot-on, and the liner and cheek pads are removable and washable. And now there are four specific shell sizes so you can get a closer fit.
Summer is approaching fast, so why not treat yourself to some of Fox’s most comfortable and coolest gear, ever!
Tester: Broxy | Distributed by: Level Ltd | Price: Pants $349.95, Jersey $129.95 |
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