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Editors Note: Ben wrote to us via email about trying out some gear and even though we normally DO NOT use readers tests we thought it could be a cool way to give you an outside perspective on a set of gear that is not tested by myself. Ben is just your average guy that loves to ride and race on weekends. -KK
Written By: Ben Ingold
The podiums of Monster Energy AMA Supercross and FIM World Championship, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and the MX Sports Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s are typically filled with large gear brands such as Fox, Thor, Fly Racing, Troy Lee Designs and Alpinestars. However, the podiums of off-road racing series such as Grand National Cross Country, World Off Road Championship Series and Kenda AMA National Enduro series are often filled by riders wearing gear a little different than riders who stick to motocross tracks.
The Moose Racing Agroid line is marketed as a lightweight, flexible and high-quality line of gear and the jersey, pant and glove msrp for $49.95, $139.95 and $24.95 dollars, respectively. Agroid is Moose’s entry into the lightweight gear market currently filled with lines like the Fox’s Flexair, Fly Racing’s Lite, Thor’s Prime Pro. I recently purchased a set of Moose Racing’s 2021 Agroid gear from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC and have ridden and raced in it multiple times. I race the 25+ C class in the Mideast Hare Scramble series located in the Carolinas and am 6 foot 2 inches and 205 pounds. I wear a size large jersey and glove with size 34 pants.
The Agroid jersey is exceptionally light as advertised. It is made of a softer material than my pervious jersey, the Fly Racing Lite, and has a drop tail in the back to stay tucked into the pants. The sleeves on the jersey are noticeably longer than other modern jerseys in the market and taller riders may appreciate the full coverage the Agroid provides. The jersey does not have ventilated side panels like competitors, but air does flow nicely through the material.
The Agroid pant is also lightweight and flows air well. The fit is looser than the Fly Racing Lite pant, but is still very much an athletic cut. The pant has a buckle closure in the front and two Velcro straps on the sides. The pants do their job of staying in place while allowing good mobility on the motorcycle. The fitment of the pant was true to size with plenty of room in the knee for my braces. The leather on the inside of the leg of the pant is larger than I am used to and is wearing out quicker than I had hoped. Lastly, the length of the pants is on the long side, like the jersey.
The Agroid glove has a Velcro closure system and the first thing I noticed was the thicker palm than competitor’s gloves. The gloves provide good grip on the handlebars and do not bunch during riding. Air flows well through the gloves and picky riders should be happy with the Agroid gloves.
Moose Agroid is a solid set of gear and comes in at a price point below the mainstream motocross gear companies for a similar product. The jersey and pant flow air very well and do not feel like a cheap set of gear. This gear is for the blue-collar rider that does not want to break the bank but still wants the latest technology in fabrics and fit. This gear also is for the taller rider who is tired of jersey sleeves and pants coming up while riding and not fitting their larger body how they would like. Additionally, the Agriod line has a “retro” theme for two of the sets of gear and it is quite eye-catching.
I think Moose getting into the lightweight gear game is a good sign for the company. Moose is expanding their racing effort and their gear has also been seen recently on the Pheonix Racing Honda team in supercross and Kicker AMA Arenacross. Kyle Peters took Moose to a podium at the Arlington 2 250 West round. I look forward to the next big thing from Moose racing.
Learn more about Moose Racing’s line of products at: https://www.mooseracing.com