WHAT IS IT? For the past two years the Fox product
design team has been working on redesigning its iconic 360 Racewear with a new pant chassis. The team
took what it learned from building its high-end Flex Air
gear and incorporated bits and pieces into the Fox 360
WHAT’S IT COST? $59.95 (jersey), $174.95 (pant).
www.foxhead.com or (888) 369-7223.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand
out with the Fox 360 Racewear.
(1) Jersey. For 2017 the Fox 360 jersey has generally
remained the same. It’s still all about getting cool air in
and hot air out. For the complete back, and from the
armpits down to the cuffs on the sleeves, Fox uses polyester mesh for ventilation. The cuffs’ stretch fabric lessens
restriction around the wrist, but the cuffs are less pliable
than last year. A long drop-down tail helps the jersey stay
tucked in, but it doesn’t offer any gel material on the tail
like some of its competitors. The collar fits well around
the neck, but test riders with large heads mentioned they
would like the collar to be stretchier for taking the jersey
on and off. They had no problems when riding.
( 2) Pant. The first thing you notice about the 2017 Fox
360 pant is its weight. It is 5. 3 ounces lighter than last
year’s 360 pant. The reduction in weight comes from there
being less of the TPR molded graphic and lighter Cordura
material in the accordion knee panels. The chassis still
comes with Fox’s Trumotion four-way stretch panels that
run from the crotch down to the ankle cuffs. The stretch
material has been scaled down from last year, especially
in the knee area. Without the accordion knee panels and
extra stretch material in the knee area, the 360 wouldn’t
have enough room for bulky knee braces. As it is designed,
we had no problems with our braces. The fit had a more
rigid feel in the legs, but the crotch area offered a looser
fit since the stretch material was replaced with Cordura.
Every test rider liked the extra room. The leather knee
patches are almost identical to those on the high-end Fox
Flex Air pant. Overall, the fit around the waist is a bit bigger. Our size- 33 and - 34 riders were able to squeeze into
a size 32, unlike last year when if you were a size 34 you
had to wear a 34.
( 3) Comfort. Every test rider felt that the new 360 pant
had a more rigid feel that was secure but not restrictive.
There was more room offered in key areas like the crotch
and less in areas like the knees where the pants were
tightened up. The lightness and added ventilation of the
laser perforations were a nice touch to keep riders cool
and comfortable. The jersey material and the placement
of its ventilation panels are superb. We do wish the collar
had a bit more flex, and we still miss the contoured elbow
pads from a few years back.
( 4) Durability. The leather knee patches not only
offered supreme durability against abrasion and heat,
but also added grip between the rider and the bike. We
feel the updates to the material and construction have
improved durability over last year. Over time, last year’s
stretch panels would eventually tear, so we appreciate the
increased strength of the new pant design.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? Two quibbles: (1) We would
like the collar of the jersey to have more flex. ( 2) Bring
back the elbow padding for some extra protection for
when you tip over.
Once the top-of-the-line Fox gear, 360
Racewear has been overshadowed by the
performance-fit Flex Air gear. For 2017 Fox
developed a new chassis for the pant that fea-
tures vastly improved materials, tailoring and
fitment. It breathes, moves effortlessly and fits
without being restrictive. What more could
you ask for from motocross gear?
FOX 360 RACEWEAR GEAR
MXA TEAM TESTED