Product Review – 2015 Troy Lee Designs GP Air Race-Wear
Author: Aaryn Minerds
Author: Aaryn Minerds
I have long been a fan of the Troy Lee Designs race-wear, every year the the company release some of the boldest and uniquely designed race-wear onto the market world wide.
While I have always admired the look of the TLD products, I had never had the chance to try out the gear first hand, that was until the good people from Lusty Industries sent us a set of the latest GP Air Race-wear to try out.
We were lucky enough to get our hands on a very trick looking set in the Verse Blue/Orange colour way and took no time in trying it on for the first time.
The first thing you notice when putting the TLD GP AIR gear on is it is super light and super vented!
The Jersey and Pants are designed for warm weather riding, so testing them out for the first time in mid July, yep right in the middle of winter was probably not the best option, but putting the cool conditions aside it quickly became apparent that the TLD race-wear was some of the most comfortable sets of riding gear that you are ever likely to throw on.
The 2015 TLD GP AIR Race-wear is the lightest set of race-wear I have ever worn and will be the perfect gear for the warmer months of riding
The Jersey is made from a Mesh Polyester that is vented everywhere allowing maximum airflow with a ribbed stretched V-neck collar that was very comfortable.
The pants are designed very much along the same lines as the Jersey with a light weight mesh material combined with stretch panels to create a light way comfortable set of riding pants.
Size wise both the Jersey and the Pants are on the larger size, I usually run a size 36 pant and large Jersey and the set of gear arrived in those sizes. The pants provided the most amount of room around the knee area out of any pants that I have every worn, and the 36 around the waist was a more relaxed fit compared to any other riding pants that I have owned, almost to the point where I would have considered moving down to a size 34.
Luckily the adjustable velcro tabs on the side done the job in tightening the pants around the top of the hips and with the Gel print on the bottom of the Jersey, both the Jersey and pants held in place at all times.
Overall the TLD GP Air Race-wear has proven to be a great set of gear to date and even with a couple of small crashes has proven to be quite tough even with the light weight mesh material used.
I can't wait to spend a lot more time riding in the GP Air race-wear and it is sure to be the first set of riding apparel I grab when the warmer weather hits in the coming months.