Hook Up – Shift Faction Gear

SHIFT FACTION GEAR
COLORS:
Baja, Stroke, Suicidal, and Get Happy (pictured)
SIZES: 28-38 (pants), S-XXL (jersey)
PRICE: $159.95 (pants), $49.95 (jersey)
RATING: 9

The new Faction gear comes in four different colorways.

The new Faction gear comes in four different colorways.

KEY FEATURES:
-Technical polyester and mesh fabrics found throughout the jersey provides both moisture wicking and ventilation
-Multi-panel construction of jersey makes being in the riding position more comfortable
-Athletic lightweight cuff allows jersey to be even more unrestrictive
-An aggressively articulated design in the knees and waist of pants helps to conform to the rider while in the attack position
-X-Stretch, four-way panel in crouch helps to increase rider mobility
-Specific flex panels in knees helps to improve fit and mobility
-Full grain leather knee panels for protection against heat

The Faction jersey features multi-panel construction for better fit and comfort.

The Faction jersey features multi-panel construction for better fit and comfort.

WHAT WE LIKED:
-Pants and jersey are comfortable
-Overall construction is very durable
-Jersey feels lightweight and provides decent ventilation even though there isn’t too much mesh material
-Micro cuffs on jersey are very comfortable and unrestricting
-Cuffless pant legs are comfortable inside boots and don’t bunch up
-Some of the new color designs are bright and interesting
-Leather knee panels hold up very well against heat and wear against the bike

WHAT WE DIDN’T LIKE:
-Pants fit a little on the larger side, so be sure to try them on before buying
-Pant legs are a slightly baggy, but that can be good when wearing knee braces

WHAT WE REALLY THINK:

In today’s gear market, there is a lot to pick from. But with years of experience under their belts, Shift is a very solid choice when it comes to new gear. This year’s Faction gear fits better than last years, looks very cool, and is durable. If you’re in need of some new duds, checking out Shift is a good idea.

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