Tested: Troy Lee Designs GP Gear Review

Troy Lee Designs GP Gear Review

Rider: Katy B.
Skill Level: Women’s Intermediate

Finding proper fitting gear for a tall, skinny girl like myself isn’t easy. At 5’8” and 115 lbs. women’s gear is too short for me, so I opt for men’s gear which poses challenges of its own. Whether my sleeve is too short leaving a glove tan line or my gear turns into a parachute in the wind I’m always running into issues.

Fit & Feel
Before receiving the GP gear from Troy Lee Designs, I initially expected it to be rather baggy; but Hannah Hodges runs TLD so I had to give it a try! Once I got my hands on the gear I was surprised to find the fit was relaxed without being too loose. The GP gear has a truly neutral fit, so that both skinny girls like myself and men with an average motocross racer build can wear this gear comfortably. What makes the biggest difference is that Troy Lee Designs runs true to size.

The form of the pants flows smoothly with pre-curved knees so there are no awkward bunching or tight spots that restrict movement, even with my knee braces (CTi OTS). Stretch panels are strategically placed on the knees and back of the pant for optimum range of motion. The pants clung to my hips and didn’t ride up like men’s moto pants typically do. On the inside of the knees, TLD stitched in a premium leather cut for added durability.

TLD GP Gear Review

The GP jersey is made from a top quality micro-mesh fiber polyester material, it felt light against my skin and had great ventilation even with a rather hot under-the-jersey chest protector. The gel printed tail kept my jersey tucked all day, even in a few corner spills. I noticed a big difference with the race cut cuffs, they were unrestrictive keeping my forearms fresh all day.

Style
Troy Lee Designs is known for their unprecedented design and nobody else does subtle style like they do. The sleek design Troy Lee used for the Midnight GP gear is anything but plain. The simplicity is part of what is so attractive about this gear. The all blacked out style with white classic TLD cursive logos radiates authenticity. Each logo is artfully placed without screaming the brand’s name. The stealth look goes perfectly with an all blacked out set-up or you can mix it up with bright or florescent accents like the high viz SG 12’s or Tech 10’s. To add a bit of flair, I opted for the flo orange SE glove to match my KTM.

Quality & Durability
One thing I really love about Troy Lee Designs is that you know you’re getting a quality product that will last. After several rides and a few small crashes, the GP gear looks and feels like it’s still fresh off the showroom floor.

Verdict
Overall, the unrestricted movement and comfort of this gear helped me put in motos all day long. I know I have gear that will not only last me a long time but won’t go out of style anytime soon.

Troy Lee Designs GP Gear Sets

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Troy Lee Designs GP Vert Jersey
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GP Vert Jersey
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Troy Lee Designs GP Anarchy Pants
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GP Anarchy Pants
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Troy Lee Designs GP Flexion Pants
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GP Flexion Pants
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Troy Lee Designs GP Vert Pants
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GP Vert Pants
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Troy Lee Designs GP Gloves
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GP Gloves
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Youth GP Gloves
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Troy Lee Designs Youth Midnight Jersey
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Youth Midnight Jersey
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Troy Lee Designs Youth Midnight Jersey Ribbed stretch v-neck collar Micro mesh fiber polyester material Tapered and angled cuff design Gel print on tail keeps jersey in place Drop tail design for ...