Long-Term review 2016 Fox FlexAir XL jersey

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I just bought all jerseys I needed, from various brands, on sale at Ridestore, as I that’ where I found most jerseys at best price at the time, got them all on sale, this is the 2016 Fox Flexair Libra Blue jersey, they come in different colors, but are the same other wise.

It’s thin, and has a lot of venting holes all over.

As The name suggest air flows trough it, the jersey is thin, has a lot of venting holes all over it, it creates air flow, I can feel the air flowing trough keeping me cooler, similar to opening two windows in your home.

These types of jerseys have a weakness they tear easily, it’s easy for it to get stuck on something like a branch and tear a big hole in it.

August 23, 2016 I hit a branch when mountain biking, and this was the result.

Torn  elbow 2016 Fox Flexair Libra Blue jersey

it seems to be impossible to not tear it or make small holes in it all over.

But there is enough stretch in it so you can repair it, sew it together, but if it’s too bad you can patch it with similar fabric. but not every one will be able to repair it themselves.

The ends of the sleeves started to tear in 2019, and few small holes in the fore arm.

Fox Racing Flexair Libra Blue Jersey XL
Fox Racing Flexair Libra Blue Jersey XL
Fox Racing Flexair Libra Blue Jersey XL
Fox Racing Flexair Libra Blue Jersey XL
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Fox 180 Airline jersey XL Short review

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There are no itching labels or big uncomfortable stitching or bumps.

Poc Resistance Strong Fox 180 Air jersey_4352Edit

As The name suggest air flows trough it, the jersey is thin, has a lot of venting holes all over it, it creates air flow, I can feel the air flowing trough keeping me cooler, similar to opening two windows in your home.

So this is one of the thinner jerseys I use on the summer.

Here you see me wearing the jersey

2016 Fox Rampage Pro Carbon & 100% Goggle

Body armour fits well underneath, I wear Poc VPD 2.0 Dh pads

Poc Resistance Strong Fox 180 Air jersey_4352Edit

The jersey fits nicely, the sleeves are long enough, it’s a true to size fit.

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FOX 180 AIR LINE white XL jersey
FOX 180 AIR LINE white XL jersey

I will update this review later, so far I don’t have more to mention.

Review: 2015 AlpineStars Drop 2 Enduro jersey

Sizing:

I use size L for Alpine Stars jerseys, with Fox I use XL, Mavic Size L, Swix base layer I use Medium

Pros:

  • No itching labels or stitching
  • good fit works well with protectors underneath, the sleeves are long enough, good size of collar, the jersey stay in place how it should no sliding or twisting of the sleeves or any other part of the jersey
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  • the collar is not too open,so it works well , it keeps the buff in place,I wear a Swix  Race X base layer underneath & a buff/neck warmer(s), for those colder times where you don’t have to wear a jacket to stay warm, as the neck is one of the places I get cold fast, this is a big plus for me.
  • the pockets do not interfere with my Evoc backpack, the pockets are perfectly placed.
  • the pockets are so big you can have lunch or some energy bars in them, or 2 buffs or 2 sets of gloves.
  • easy to take things out or put in the pockets,because of the Velcro straps,which makes a secure pocket to keep stuff in,but I would not keep small or tiny stuff in it because they could come out, on rough rides, because the Velcro straps are only in the middle and not on the whole length.

Cons:

  • the stitched part of the pocket rolls down on the Velcro strap some times, but this is not a big deal, there is more than enough Velcro to keep the pocket secure.

Verdict: recommended

you can buy it here:

http://www.ridestore.no/alpinestars-drop-2-bike-shirt-black-white

Ridestore got some good photos of Clothing, so check it out,(more in the link above)

Alpinestars Drop 2 Trøyer
Picture by Ridestore.com

2015 Mavic Crossmax Jersey long & short sleaves

I have not crash tested it yet:-), but I assume its quite durable.

the sizes are about 1 cm difference each way, so I can use International medium and International large.

Pros

  • very comfortable against your skin soft and stretches, much more comfortable than a normal cotton t shirt., quite smooth.
  • stretches so easy to take on & off elbow pads when wearing the jersey
  • will fit every type of body armor, I use POC VPD Air elbow pads
  • excellent fit
  • the collar could be a bit higher in the front.

Cons

  • the size label  in the rear/ neck is not comfortable against your skin
  • size label in the neck is uncomfortable
  • The yellow jersey attract bees

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Because I can use base layer and jersey but still feel cold in this area, use use a buff but I pull the jersey down fro the rear and on the sleeves so I get full coverage in the neck-chest area.

as you can see there is no issue wearing the Poc VPD AIR elbow pads underneath.

 

Conclusion:

good fitting and comfy jersey,so I recommend it