FXR made the trek down to Cahuilla from Canada to show off their 2019 line of moto gear. The company began making a name in the snow rider market and has since begun growing exponentially in the moto scene. They make everything a rider could need from head to toe. Boots, gear sets, jackets, goggles and helmets can all be found on FXR’s website.
For most of their dirt bike line, FXR has two variants– the MX line and the Off Road line. The key difference being that the Off Road line features a zipper pocket in the pant. FXR prides themselves in creating gear with bold, vibrant colors and in your face branding. They were nice enough to outfit everyone in attendance with their own gear to try out and get dirty for the day.
FXR set me up with their Black and Red Clutch Retro MX kit and a pair of Slip On Lite Gloves.
The jersey is a lightweight polyester birdseye knit with moisture wicking properties. It has a slim fit but still has plenty of slack to allow for a smooth range of motion. The jersey also has a shaped collar and tapered cuffs. The tapered cuffs are a nice touch to help prevent the sleeves from riding up the forearm, though the collar could be a little wider. It was snug to put on and pull off, even resulting in what sounded like some thread separation.
The pant has your standard 600D polyester construction with a reinforced leather panel at the inner knee for heat and abrasion protection. I don’t run knee braces when I moto, but there is plenty of room for them with the pre-bent knees. These may be the only pants in my gear bag that feature a mesh polyester inner liner, which I’m not too fond of. I run the same pads I do when downhilling, which are a little scuffed up and get snagged in the mesh, making it somewhat of a hassle to get the pants on and off. The pants use a Velcro hook and loop waist. I’m curious to see how the Velcro holds up over time.
The Slip On Lite Gloves feature a single layer AX suede padded palm with a four-way stretch upper panel and slip on cuff design. I wear a size large glove and they fit like a charm, not too tight but no extra slack in the fingers. My biggest gripe is with the slip-on factor. I feel like there could be a little more stretch around the cuff. Getting them on was challenging and I had a thread or two snap at the seams. This is an issue I have experienced with most of the slip-on gloves I have however, and they’ve not come apart since.
Clutch Retro MX Jersey:
Clutch Retro MX Pant:
Slip-On Lite Gloves:
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