WHAT IS IT? Fox’s new FlexAir gear is not for the
average rider. This is Fox’s lightest, most unrestricted
pant to date, and it was designed with performance in
mind. Fox’s top riders have been working on the
development of FlexAir gear for the last three years.
WHAT’S IT COST? $84.95 (jersey), $209.95 (pant).
CONTACT? www.foxhead.com or (888) 369-7223.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand
out with the Fox FlexAir gear.
(1) Jersey. At only 6 ounces, the FlexAir jersey is the
lightest motocross jersey Fox has ever created. The fabric
is a blend of Lycra, which allows the jersey to flex, and
TruDri fabric (for added softness and comfort). The TruDri,
double-layer knit fabric transports moisture from the inside
to the surface where it evaporates, keeping the rider
nice and dry.
( 2) Pants. Fox’s FlexAir pant is the lightest motocross
pant Fox has ever created. The chassis of the pant is
called TruMotion in honor of the four-way stretch fabric
that allows for unrestricted movement. The TruMotion
fabric is exclusive to the FlexAir pant. This technology
allows for the highest abrasion durability that Fox has
ever developed. Throughout the pant are small laser
perforations targeted for improved ventilation to keep
the rider cool.
( 3) Comfort. Let’s face it, an athletic fit is made for an
athletic body. Yes, the stretch fabric allows the FlexAir
to fit on heftier riders, but it has that sausage look on
anyone who is endomorphic. Fox is well aware of this,
and we applaud them for acknowledging that this gear is
made for hardcore racers and not the average weekend
warrior (although the price would also be a dead give-
away). The flex and fabric on both the jersey and pant
make for a very impressive and unrestrictive fit. The
sizing is accurate, and there is approximately 1 inch of
give on each side of the pant. The accordion-style knee
flexes well with even the bulkiest knee braces.
( 4) Durability. The leather knee panels not only
offer excellent durability against abrasion and exhaust
pipe heat, but add a grippy interface between you
and the bike. We did have some of the stitching come
undone on both sides of the fabric where the elastic is
placed. It didn’t cause any rips or hinder performance,
but it is worth mentioning. The vented fabric behind
the calves is super thin and might be cause for concern
down the road.
( 5) Overall. If you’re a serious racer, FlexAir gear
was built for you. The biggest negative is the price.
We thought that Seven gear was ridiculously expensive,
but it was just the first in a trend towards pricey riding
gear. FlexAir is currently the most expensive motocross
gear to ever hit the market. That said, we loved the fit,
the comfort of the collar, the yoke of the pants and the
moisture-wicking capabilities of the fabric.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? Two quibbles: (1) The
price. At close to $300, Fox’s FlexAir gear is in a
league of its own. ( 2) As with any engineering project
whose main impetus is weight savings, there are a
few structural shortcuts. Some of the material choices
on the FlexAir pant might be on the thin side of the
If your priorities are fit, comfort and light
FOX FLEXAIR GEAR
weight, you’ll love Fox’s FlexAir gear.
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