Product Review: Dressed to Ride

Fly Racing provides complete line

Published in the September 2012 Issue September 2013 Photo by Frank Hoppen

Fly Racing jerseyIt started out as a nice early summer day-there were only a couple of puff clouds floating peacefully in the brilliant blue sky. The temperatures were in the 70s, even though the weather forecast warned of an approaching cold front. It was the kind of day where your Fly jersey offered just the right amount of protection from wind and sun.

But by mid afternoon, the temperatures plummeted 30 degrees and the storm clouds totally blocked any visibility of a blue sky. And closer examination of those rain drops revealed a little bit of a slushy texture, perhaps snow. It was a good thing you were wearing a Fly jersey to protect you from the cold.

If you are riding out West, you better be prepared for any type of weather. And that preparation begins in the morning with how you dress and what you stuff into your backpack.

We all know that at a drop of the hat, weather can turn from warm to cold, cold to hot, dry to wet . you get the picture. You need to put something on that can maintain a constant barrier against your skin.

We have found that a great one-stop location for a complete line of riding gear designed specifically for motorized recreation is From jerseys to pants, helmets to boots, goggles to back packs and everything else in between, Fly has provided a full line of matching gear.

If you're curious about how the staff at Dirt Toys dress, look no farther than the Fly Racing catalogue.

From top to bottom, we start with the Fly Kevlar helmet. Here you have a DOT/Snell approved helmet made from fiberglass, Kevlar and carbon fiber, designed to help reduce the shock of impact. The helmet is vented to allow heat to escape and has a plush comfort liner that can be removed for washing. The Fly Goggle Zone goggles fit comfortably and offer excellent eye protection.

Next we turn to the Kinetic Mesh Tech jersey and pants, constructed from multi-panel mesh design to keep you cool in the hottest conditions, yet comfortable when the temperature drops. Both jersey and pants feature a comfortable stretch material that conforms to the body while allowing flexibility in movement. Both are breathable and feature sublimated graphics for the latest look. Under the jersey we recommend Fly's chest protector for added protection.

When it comes to foot protection, Fly's motocross boots are strong, durable and once you put some time on them, very comfortable. Fly makes a great sock to keep your feet comfortable and dry.

For your hand protection and comfort, Fly offers its Kinetic gloves made from woven four-way stretch and Lycra panel with silicone finger grippers and adjustable wrist closure.

But before you consider yourself fully suited, don't forget the Fly Stowaway II jacket which is breathable, waterproof and lightweight. And it fits nicely in a Fly Back Country Pack, along with an extra set of goggles, gloves and whatever else you need to carry on a ride. Did we mention the Back Country Pack also features a hydration system so you can drink on the go?

So for anyone looking to get decked out in the best riding gear available, take a look at Fly Racing products at

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