Rider: Katy B.
Skill: Women’s Intermediate
Fox Racing is redefining limits with their innovative gear line for 2017. Taking feedback from their championship-winning athletes, Fox got rid of all the bulk from traditional motocross gear and created the Flexair racewear. The Flexair is designed to push Ken Roczen’s progressive style but that doesn’t mean it’s only for professional athletes. Whether you’re a beginner, a seasoned veteran or an intermediate rider like myself the Flexair racewear can help keep you cool and comfortable.
After quickly falling in love with my first set, when I saw the 2017 line I knew I had to get my hands on another set. As always Fox Racing does not disappoint. Right out of the box I could see the attention to detail that Fox is famous for. From performance to styling Fox has gone above and beyond with the 2017 Flexair.
The Flexair is by far the lightest motocross gear I have ever worn. It is amazing to ride feeling so light and unrestricted. The Flexair allows you to move in fluid motion. Instead of restricting like traditional gear, the Flexair moves with you. The sizing is right on point, so you won’t have to worry about fitment when ordering this gear. One change I noticed in comparison to my 2016 set is the way the pants fit. The 2016 pants ride a bit high in the back, while not a big deal it was noticeable. I found the 2017 pants fit better than last years. They have a more neutral fit.
The Flexair moves plenty of air to keep you cool on those steamy days, hence the name. In comparison to traditional style vented gear, this gear doesn’t allow as much dirt to pass through the laser cut vent holes. Less dirt underneath your jersey makes for a much more comfortable day. Fox strategically placed the mesh panels for optimum performance without sacrificing comfort and durability.
Fox always offers a wide variety in colorways and designs so any rider can find a set they like. I personally prefer the Seca in grey and red to match my teal 6D helmet. The attention to detail is truly spectacular, Fox even went as far as making the cuffs a gold color; talk about high end.
As always Fox doesn’t leave any loose ends. You can complete the style with a variety of glove options, a V3 Seca Helmet to match, and several colorways of the premium Instinct Boots. They really have me hooked and now I’m tempted to buy the Instinct in all red.
Over the last year I have acquired plenty of seat time in my 2016 set with no problems of unusual wear. You would think otherwise with the gear being so lightweight, but this is not the case. So far the 2017 Flexair has proved to hold up just the same. After 4 rides and 4 machine washes the gear still looks and feels brand new.
Once again I have been blown away by the comfort and performance Fox offers with their innovative Flexair racewear. While it is designed for top athletes like Ken Roczen and Ryan Dungey the average rider can absolutely benefit from everything this premium gear has to offer. While the price tag alone may turn some away, I can guarantee you it is worth the extra money. It may not make you go faster but you will be more comfortable and you will look really good! That is half the battle, right?
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