New Fox Flexair Kit: Fox Racing’s MX20 apparel release includes a wide variety of motocross and off-road gear, with something to fit every rider and budget. On the high end of the spectrum, the two choices include Fox’s staple 360 line, as well as the newer Flexair kit, which is super lightweight and performance-oriented. The Split Decisions marketing campaign behind this year’s Flexair and 360 presents the two lines of apparel as Breathable Mobility (Flexair) and Durability (360). If you haven’t seen the video that Fox produced for this campaign, do yourself a favor and invest the two minutes…it is amazing from a cinematic point of view: www.facebook.com/dirtandtrail are pre-curved for the attack position, and the shoulder areas have a zonal pique fabric for abrasion resistance in the instance of a crash. Generous vented panels in the front, sides, and rear of the jersey provide great airflow. The 360 gear line has a standard-cut, which is not baggy, but not as slim and athletically cut as the Flexair line. 360 is available in nine different colorways, including a Monster Energy/Pro Circuit colorway. Chat to your dealer. Both Flexair and 360 ARE improved over the previous season’s offerings. The 360 line was – until the release of Flexair several years ago – the pinnacle of Fox’s apparel offerings. As best we can recall, Fox was the very first apparel brand to give their pants an ergonomic cut with the riding mind: crouched in the attack position. Instead of laying flat like a pair of jeans, the 360 pant is built with a bend in the knees and hips, and this translates into absolute comfort while riding as there is no binding or pinching in the 360. Strategically placed stretch panels allow a complete range of motion in the 360 pant. A couple of years ago, after Flexiar was introduced, some of that pant’s high-end technology filtered down to the 360; namely the four-way stretch fabric in the crotch area of the pant that provides a ton of movement. The new 2020 360 pant features 600D Zonal polyester and Dobby-weave nylon in the high-wear areas like the saddle area of the pant, as well as the side hip area, where you are likely to land in a crash. In addition to providing some wear and crash resistance, these fabrics give the 360 pant a substantial, yet lightweight feel. The knee area boasts genuine full-grain leather panels to both grip the bike and provide burn resistance from the exhaust system. Inside the knees is an abrasion-resistant fabric to help guard against your knee brace hinges wearing through. Our favorite new feature about the 360 pant is the redesigned waist harness and closure, as an internal stretch belt is used to secure the pant after they are zipped up. Both sides of the belt – which are sewn to the outer sides of the pant – are housed inside a channel in the waistband, and can be stretched forward before the ratchet closure is activated. The stretch feature allows the pant to give slightly as you ride, and is much more comfortable than a rigid, fixed waistband. The 360 Jersey, meanwhile is constructed of Fox’s TruDri moisture-wicking material and like the pant, is also cut with the riding position in mind. The sleeves 4 DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2019
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