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If someone was to pull the rug out from underneath me today and I was left with nothing in my garage, what would I replenish to start my moto life once again. I mean let’s face it, some of you may still think because I get free products/bikes/etc. that I will tell you everything is great. Well in case this is your first time here at Keefer Inc. we don’t exactly do that kind of thing. What if I was just like you and had to buy all my own shit, just so I could go riding with my buddies on the weekend. Once a week for the rest of 2020, I will talk about a product(s) that I would go purchase with my own money because it’s that good. Here is our first installment of the 2020 O.M.O.D.
It’s no secret that I am a huge believer in Fly Racing products. This is not to say that other gear manufacturers will not make the O.M.O.D list in 2020, but I thought it was fitting to start here. I am a gear snob and love a nice feeling set of gear so without further adieu, the first set of gear I am buying is a set of Fly Racing EVO DST.
Although I love me some Fly Lite gear, my new love has come in the way of the EVO DST line. The EVO pant still has that slimming type of fit, but is still stretchy enough that my size 38 tester doesn’t feel bunched up when his fat roll jiggles a little bit when riding out of the pits. The EVO pant delivers a lightweight feel has an enough room in the waist area just in case your in between a size and is durable as hell! I previously only had a couple weeks in last year’s (2019) DST line and although the cut hasn’t changed in 2020/2021, to me it feels like there is less bunching in the knee area than in 2019. I like that the BOA is on the back of the pant still, as I can still easily get my pants on/off just in case I am super hydrated at a race. I mean when you’re at a race, with nerves flowing and your super hydrated, you will be visiting your favorite relief spot a few times. The EVO pant also stays secured to my waist via the BOA and for me it prevents the yolk of the pant from moving too much when accelerating out of corners hard on the seat. I know it’s not very common to get a lot of ventilation through a pant, but to me the Fly Racing EVO pant does a good job of giving enough air flow to surrounding regions that require some air conditioning. The leather on the knee area is tough enough to withstand my CTi knee brace hinges without eating a hole through them and they also DO NOT mark up my shrouds when squeezing the bike. To sum it up, I feel like I get a lot of comfort out of this pant when I am on the bike with a blend of durability.
The EVO jersey is a key part to this equation here. I can’t have a great pant with a jersey that is rough against my skin, baggy or has an arm length that bunches up against my glove. The EVO DST jersey lays nicely over my shoulders and has a neck that doesn’t ride up too high. Some jerseys ride too high up on my neck and end up chafing the back of my neck area, but the EVO doesn’t. The stretch and mobility that I get with the DST allows me to move around on the bike freely with enough air flow to make me happy in the summer months here in Southern California. Although it does have a Pro Fit, it’s still roomy enough for that XXL crowd as well.
The Fly Racing EVO DST pant and jersey have great durability and has come a long way in the past few years. If you’re looking for durability with comfort, this line of gear could become your favorite rather quickly. If I had to replenish my gear bag with my own money a set or two of this gear would last me a season or two of riding without an issue.
I am happy to put my money where my mouth is so the first three people to send me a copy of their receipt of their EVO DST pant/jersey order on RMATVMC.com through my banner right here on keeferinctesting.com will get fully refunded on their order!
EVO DST PANT PRODUCT DETAILS: $199.95
DST (Durable Stretch Technology) constructed of four-way HEX-Stretch fabric provides excellent mobility with heavy-duty durability
Laser-cut perforations in key areas for advanced airflow
Strategically placed stretch-mesh ventilation areas
Relaxed leg cuffs
Exclusive four-way HEX-Stretch fabric construction is flexible and tough
Leather heat shield panels with DuPont™ Kevlar® stitching
Seat panel sewn to breathable light mesh reduces pulling
Advanced Lycra® liner adds increased comfort and performance
The Boa® System offers fast, on-the-fly micro adjustability
Ratcheting fly closure allows for adjustability
Ergonomically pre-shaped knee accommodates most knee braces and guards
Full-Floating durable 900D seat surrounded by HEX-Stretch material moves naturally with your body
Exclusive zipper lock system keeps pants closed and secure
JERSEY PRODUCT DETAILS: $59.95
Laser-cut perforations for advanced ventilation
Full mesh back and integrated mesh in key areas
Zero-cuff arm openings provide unrestrictive mobility, and a comfortable fit
Multi-directional Lycra® neck and shoulder panels
Low profile multi-panel construction for maximum performance and a comfortable fit
Seamless armpit construction, with a single-continuous stretch mesh panel from the sides to cuffs which helps prevents underarm rubbing and irritation
Silicone-printed tail keeps jersey tucked in
Pro fit: ergonomic arms created for riding position, with a slim cut