Rider: Nathan Asay
Skill: Vet Intermediate
Fit & Feel Before receiving the FlexAir kit, I assumed the gear would be a tighter more form fit. Once I got to the track and geared up, I noticed right away that the FlexAir wasn’t nearly as snug as I initially predicted. Having an average motocross physique, the pant and jersey didn’t bind, pinch or restrict movement as I may have feared. Tons of stretch (hence the “Flex” in “FlexAir”), helps a lot with mobility in the knee of the pants, and virtually everywhere else. Where I went, the FlexAir went.
The fit of the flex gear is spot on with the sizes I usually order. I almost always run 34 pants with a large jersey and large gloves. The fit was no different with the Flex Air pant, jersey, and glove; perfect all around.
Weight Fox claims the FlexAir is the lightest pant/jersey they’ve ever created, and from the moment you put it on, you definitely notice the difference. Compared to other riding gear, you hardly know it’s on, I’m very impressed.
Air Flow Lives up to the air claim! When I first received the FlexAir kit I was concerned it may not have as much airflow as my fully vented gear kits. I was wrong, the gear has as much or more airflow than my vented kits. When riding, the FlexAir gear really breathes well. I love the airflow but obviously it’s not great for cool days. My personal threshold for any air/vented type gear is 70 degrees and above.
Style Fox always seems to have something I like amongst their color-ways and designs. The lighter blue/red styling was my favorite of the selection, however, I’m a bit biased riding a Honda! The graphic design meshes well with the actual physical construction of the gear set, and just looks clean. The FlexAir gear is now out in many styles and colors so you’re almost guaranteed to find a color-way that works for you.
Durability After 5 riding trips and 5 machine-washes my FlexAir gear is still in great condition. I have not noticed any unusual wear and tear, or fading in the graphics. I was a bit suspect given the light-weight and performance orientation of the kit, but so far the set has held up to what I expect from Fox.
Verdict Is the FlexAir too good for the Average Joe? The price certainly is enough to turn some away ($199.95 for the pant, $74.95 for the jersey), however as I get older, the more I enjoy the finer things in life. The Fox Racing FlexAir combo is like a truck with air conditioning, leather seats and cruise control; do I need it? No, but I’m not about to buy a pickup without it! So while it may not make me any faster, I certainly feel faster, more comfortable and look cooler, making the FlexAir well worth the money!