WHAT IS IT? The Moose Racing M1 gear is the
company’s mid-line offering. It has a reasonable price
point and lots of cool features.
WHAT’S IT COST? $34.95 (jersey); $109.95 (pant).
CONTACT? www.mooseracing.com or your local dealer.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand
out with the Moose Racing M1 gear.
(1) Jersey. The Moose Racing M1 jersey is simple. It
is made of semi-ventilated polyester, which is stretchy
and resilient. The M1 jersey has a generous fit, so it will
accommodate riders of all shapes and sizes. Both the
V-neck collar design and arm cuffs are comfortable and
non-restrictive. The raglan-style sleeves make for good
comfort and mobility. The jersey has a tail that extends
at its longest point about 3-1/2 inches to keep the jersey
tucked into the pants.
( 2) Pant. The chassis of the Moose M1 pant is made
with a mix of high-denier nylon and polyester that has
double- and triple-stitched seams. All the graphics are
in-mold, which reduces weight and increases mobility.
The pant legs are pre-bent for comfort when in the
riding position. The cuffs of the pants have two panels
of elastic for ease of access. The M1 pant comes with a
Velcro sans-a-belt strap on the waistband of both hips
that allows about 2 inches of adjustment on both sides.
Our size- 32 M1 pants fit riders with 30- to 34-inch waists
comfortably. At the hips and rear of the pants are elastic
bands that provide a skosh more give. The inside liner of
the pants is 3/4-length and made with a fine, soft mesh
material. The cow-hide leather knee patches are a
generous 10 inches long and 6 inches wide.
( 3) Fit. The overall fit of the Moose M1 gear is
comfortable. With all the stretch material on both the
pant and jersey, they both fit just about any shape and
size rider well.
( 4) Performance. Our testers liked many of the
features of the M1 gear. The inner pant liner was a big
hit, as most other liners are not as soft and supportive.
The durability and range of motion are top-notch. For our
skinny riders, the jersey sleeves were a bit on the baggy
side, and we had a small issue with our fast riders on
super-grippy seats. When sitting down under acceleration, the M1 pants would sometimes come down a bit.
It’s best to cinch those sans-a-belt straps as tight as
( 5) Options. The Moose Racing M1 gear comes in
eight different colors. The jersey comes in small to triple
extra-large sizes. The M1 pant is available in sizes from
28- to 42-inch waists.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? Our quibbles are very minor.
We’d like the sleeves to be tailored a little tighter and
the elastic in the waistband to be a little stronger—that
way the seat won’t make the pants slide down.
The Moose M1 gear fits the widest range of
sizes we have ever seen. It is perfect for riders
about to start a diet or planning to pig out
over the holidays.
MOOSE RACING M1 GEAR
MXA TEAM TESTED