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Chris Huntley

Chris Huntley

Chris Huntley

Chris Huntleywrote a review of on April 15, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The material these are made out of feels great: fairly rugged but decently breathable with a little stretch. The features are well thought out with easily accessible zippered cargo pocket and zippered vents that let plenty of air through. The also have mesh pockets that help to vent, but the mesh is burlier than in my fox shorts. The stretch panel on the back is nice and the external waist adjustment is handy for getting the initial fit. I don't find myself constantly wanting to adjust my other shorts, so i don't know that the external vs. internal adjustment really matter though.

The fit can be pretty annoying though. Wearing them while generally heading down feels great. Wearing them on a trail with lots of pedaling causes them to shift uncomfortably. If you have muscular legs (not be be confused with a lack of body fat that shows off muscle) the legs with ride up and cause the waist to move. and fitting bulky DH pads underneath is tougher than with other shorts.

These probably fit great if you're on the skinnier side. if you have bigger legs, ordering the right size waist will make the rest of the shorts tighter than you'd like. Ultimately, i like the fit son my fox shorts more.

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Chris Huntleywrote a review of on January 26, 2015

4 5

These shorts are super comfy on and off the bike. The have a little longer cut (at the bottom of the knee cap) and a little slimmer fit in the waist than my attack Q4 shorts from two year ago. I wear size 33 pants and my other fox shorts are 34 with the waist cinched down. I ordered these in 34 and have the waist as loose as it goes.

The material is really light weight, dries almost immediately, and is super stretchy. It's been great for Arizona riding. They've seen a couple small wrecks and resisted abrasion from dirt and sandstone just fine. However, I haven't made a habit of having gnarly crashes while wearing these, and i would doubt they would hold up well to downhill wrecks.

The pockets are made of a really light mesh. I've had no issues with these shorts yet, but had the mesh tear on an old pair of fox sergeants. It was easily stitched back together, but it still seems like a stronger material could be used and you wouldn't have to worry about losing your keys.

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Chris Huntleywrote a review of on April 28, 2014

4 5

i picked these up to go with my 661 evo wired helmet, and they work great. i don't know that goggles without outriggers wouldn't have also fit so well, but i can say that these goggles with the outriggers fit great!

i've had no problems with fogging while riding, but if you just finished a run and leave them and your helmet on, your breath will fog them a little. likewise, if you're not moving, your face can heat up pretty quickly. but as soon as you start downhill, lots of cool air rushes in.

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Chris Huntleywrote a review of on April 14, 2014

4 5

I don't have a lot of experience with full face helmets, but the fit of the evo wired is great. other reviewers are correct that it fits tighter around the jaw, but i didn't find it uncomfortable and didn't notice while riding. i personally like the snug, secure feeling. it was awkward to get headphones in with the helmet on, but after i did they felt fine.

it's pretty toasty in the helmet when you're not moving (like i imagine all the full faces i haven't tried are) but cools off quickly once you start cruising. and most importantly, it matches my bike colors, otherwise i'd just wear a hat...

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