When it comes to motocross gear, there have never been more options for materials, colors, styles, and innovative features. It's no secret that we all enjoy having choices, but with so many ways to go, it can be overwhelming to try to pick. Further complicating things is the fact that gear sales have moved online, and it can be tricky trying to locating a set that has piqued your interest to put your hands on before you buy. Luckily for you, we get to test out nearly every offering each year and become familiar with what works and what doesn't, both in function and in fashion. After spending some time in the latest threads on the market, we collected some of the more popular premium items from a variety of brands to help make choosing your next set easier.
BELL TAGGER MAYHEM MOTO 9 FLEX | $649.95
FIT | TRUE TO SIZE, NO PRESSURE POINTS (MULTIPLE CHEEK PAD SIZES)
The Moto 9 Flex is the flagship helmet in Bell’s motocross line of head protection. It comes with a high price tag, but that is due to the fact that it incorporates the latest technology in safety into its design. The carbon composite shell is extremely lightweight but is also extremely strong. Underneath that shell is a three-layer liner made up of multiple densities. This liner is segmented and flexible, hence the Flex name, which results in better rotational impact protection, energy management, and ventilation. Additionally, the helmet also features the Magnefusion Emergy Removal System (MERS) and removable cheek pads. With all of these features, it’s no surprise that this helmet meets DOT, ECE, and Snell 2015 standards.
100% RACECRAFT GOGGLES | $75
FIT | LARGE FRAME, NO ISSUES FITTING INTO MOST HELMETS
With a flexible outrigger-equipped frame that retains a Lexan lens via nine retention points, the 100% Racecraft goggles have become some of the most popular goggles in motocross. Riders are attracted to the stylish designs and prints on the frame and strap, while multi-layer foam offers comfort and absorbs sweat without issue.
SHOT AEROLITE DELTA JERSEY | $39.99
FIT | ATHLETIC CUT, BUT NOT TIGHT FITTING. TRUE TO SIZE.
The newest line of Shot Race Gear was designed to improve upon their past offerings and be their best gear ever. The new Aerolite jersey is constructed with lightweight materials and is cut with performance in mind, with minimalistic cuffs and tailored sleeves. However, this jersey does not fit tight like some other premium jerseys, but is still flexible and has plenty of give. Ventilated panels were also incorporated to allow for better airflow and cooling. Sublimated graphics and a longer tail round out the features of the all-new Aerolite top.
SHOT AEROLITE DELTA PANT | $124.99
FIT | PRECURVED PERFORMANCE CUT, TRUE TO SIZE.
Shot’s Aerolite pants are new for 2019 and blend performance-oriented materials with durability. Stretch panels are all the craze right now, and Shot didn’t leave them out of their design. However, the pants still utilize tougher panels as well to make sure that they hold up to the test of time. There is also foam reinforcement in strategic places, like the knees. A silicon waist keeps jersey’s from untucking, and an adjustable waist and mud-proof zipper ensure that things stay where they belong. Finally, the pants are sublimated to resist fading and cut out heavy materials.
SHOT AEROLITE DELTA GLOVES | $29.99
FIT | TRUE TO SIZE
The Aerolite glove is true to the rest of the line that shares its name, as it too is performance oriented and puts emphasis on being lightweight and minimalistic. Stretch materials and ventilation make for a comfortable fit that helps ensure that the glove stays true to size for all different hands. Bulky armor is non-existent, but the thumb is reinforced to reduce abrasion. The wrist is also adjustable to aid in fitment.
GAERNE SG-12 GREY/WHITE/FLO YELLOW BOOT | $549.99
FIT | TRUE TO SIZE
It doesn’t get any better in Gaerne’s line than the SG-12. At the ankle, the SG-12 utilizes a dual stage pivot system that acts almost like a suspension for the joint without restricting movement. The boot itself is constructed from several impact absorbing materials that are strategically placed based on the needs of each area. Inside the boot, riders are greeted by breathable fabrics and memory foam. This ensures that the boot doesn’t sacrifice any comfortability despite being built from hard, durable materials. The buckles are easy to adjust and snap on and off without too much effort.