WHAT IS IT? The Troy Lee Designs’ SE Pro gear is the
crown jewel of the TLD line, designed to provide riders
with a balance between light weight and bulletproof
WHAT’S IT COST? $65.00 (jersey); $185.00 (pant).
CONTACT? www.troyleedesigns.com or (800) 239-6566.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that
stand out with the Troy Lee Design’s SE Pro gear.
(1) Pants. For 2015, the Troy Lee designers focused
on a tailored race fit rather than their previous roomy fit.
Most MXA test riders preferred the new tailored style.
For riders in need of extra space, however, no need to
worry. Troy Lee includes numerous stretch panels in the
legs, crotch and rear of the pants to accommodate a few
extra slices of pie. There are mesh panels on the front
for airflow and ventilation, while inside the pant is a
full-length mesh liner. Waist adjustment is handled by
Velcro sans-a-belt straps on both hips that offer a
generous 2 inches of adjustment. We tested a size 32,
but a 32 could bridge the gap from size 30 to size 34 for
a rider on the cusp. The knees are protected by massive,
15-inch-long, cowhide-leather, inner knee patches.
( 2) Jersey. In the past, Troy Lee Designs jerseys
tended to be baggy. For 2015, they have a much
sleeker athletic fit. A large portion of the jersey is
made from mesh panels for increased ventilation,
while the non-vented parts of the jersey are made
from a form-fitting stretch material that contours to the
rider’s body. Every MXA test rider loved the sewn-in
elbow padding. Elbow pads have fallen out of favor in
the gear business, but we are happy to see them
making a comeback.
( 3) Comfort. If you like good ventilation and a snug
but flexible fit, the 2015 Troy Lee Designs SE Pro gear is
perfect for you. Most MXA test riders liked the sleeker
fit and the padded elbows on the jersey, and we can’t
complain about the extra-large leather knee patches and
versatile sans-a-belt waist cinch.
( 4) Durability. The MXA wrecking crew had no
problems with durability on the pants or jersey. The
enormous leather cowhide patches on the knee panels
did a great job of protecting the pants from the heat
and friction of the bike.
( 5) Options. The Troy Lee SE pant comes in sizes 28
to 38. The matching jersey comes in small to extra-extra
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? Two quibbles: (1) The sans-a-belt adjustable straps can get uncomfortable if used to
cinch the pants down to the next smallest sized, but not
so when you used them to make more room for you last
lunch. If you are between sizes, go with the bigger size
for comfort. ( 2) The retail price is eye-opening.
Troy Lee Designs has stepped up their
TROY LEE DESIGNS 2015 SE PRO GEAR
gear designs for 2015, and their
efforts justify the high price tag.
MXA TEAM TESTED