Hook Up – Scott A-Series Gear

Product: Scott A-Series Gear
Options: Jerseys SM-XXL; Pants SM-XXL
Colors: Green/Black, Grey/Black, Red/Black, Anthracite/Black, Blue/Black
Price: Jersey $47.99; Pants $139.99

kn1m3413Key Features:

Jersey

-100% polyester material featuring moisture wicking properties

-Multi-panel construction provides a performance fit and freedom of movement

-Soft lycra-blend neck construction provides comfort with or without the use of a neck brace

-Strategic mesh panels placed under arm, upper back and cuffs providing optimal air flow

-Loose unrestricted cuffs

Pants

-Ergonomic TPR pre-curved knee

-Padded knee construction with ample room for knee braces

-Soft leather knee panels allow mobility and enhance grip

-Stretch panels on back, knee, crotch, thigh and calf for flexibility

-Ratcheting waist closure and side waist adjusters to customize fit

What We Liked:

-The A-Series jersey is suitable for most temperatures, with ample mesh in key areas, plus the tighter woven panels on the front and back of the jersey.

-Jersey collar is probably one of the least abrasive collars you will ever wear, as there is no stitching around the neck line.

-The pants have a form fitting cut, that still allows plenty of movement with no restriction without excess material.

-Waist closure is very secure, and the additional side closures ensure a great fit for your ride.
-The gear has a different look that is subtle yet still very appealing.

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What We Didn’t Like:

-The pant waist sat a little high for some test riders.

-The pants liner, while comfortable, has a tendency to snag on your knee braces during removal.

What We Really Think:

Although 2010 is the first time Scott has offered gear in the United States, they have long had a full lineup of gear in Europe.  So even though it’s new to us, Scott has been at this game for quite a while, and as they do with the rest of their equipment, the A-Series gear has some unique offerings.  The jersey is one of the more comfortable we have used, thanks to the well-distributed mesh in the under arm, torso, and wrist areas (making it very breathable), loose cut, and seamless neck line/collar.  The pants have durable leather inner knees, some mesh areas for breathability, and move very well with the rider.  As we mentioned, the waist is set a little higher than the average MX pant, but once out on the track, you are hard pressed to notice. We have been using the Scott A-Series gear for several months now, and overall, we have not found much to complain about; just a good, solid, and versatile line of gear.

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