MXA TEAM TESTED: THOR MX PRIME PRO GEAR
MXA TEAM TESTED: THOR MX PRIME PRO GEAR
WHAT IS IT? The Thor MX Prime Pro gear is their most advanced line to date. Worn by Cooper Webb, Marvin Musquin, the Star Racing Yamaha team and more, Thor MX Prime Pro gear is truly taking athletic-fit, minimalist-style motocross gear to the next level.
WHAT’S IT COST? $59.95 (jersey), $169.95 (pants).
CONTACT? www.thormx.com or (858) 748-0040.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with the Thor MX Prime Pro gear.
(1) Jersey. The Thor MX Prime Pro jersey has minimal flat-stitched seams to eliminate irritation and create a comfortable athletic-fitting jersey. The 100-percent polyester material is moisture-wicking to keep you dry and cool. It has a tag-less neck and a stretchable round collar with tailored arms that allow for unrestricted movement. The arms and back of the jersey are vented, which allows heat to dissipate while you are riding. It also features small ventilation holes on the sides of the torso.
(2) Pants. The Prime Pro pants have an ultra-lightweight, pre-curved chassis design. They’re constructed of a blend of polyester and nylon for a pant that is at the top of its class in the lightweight and mobility categories. With strategically placed vented mesh panels and an athletic fit, the Prime Pro pants sit close to your body with zero excess material. The waistband of the pant is strong, as it features a sans-a-belt strap on each hip that allows for an extra 5 inches of adjustability. The waist also has a silicone strip on the inside to increase the strength of the waistband and keep your jersey tucked in. The pants come with an inner compression short and an interior hip pocket—both of which are easily removable. Similar to the jersey, there are also laser cut holes on the inner thighs for ventilation. The genuine leather patches are 12 inches at their longest points and 7 inches wide to protect a large area of the pant from heat and destructive knee braces.
(3) Fit. Both the pants and jersey have a snug, athletic fit. Because of the modern approach, the gear felt tight when our test riders initially put it on. Our testers thought that it was too small, but with the materials in the jersey and the flexible and form-fitting design our testers eventually got comfortable in the gear and realized that the snug fit was the cutting-edge style Thor MX was aiming for.
(4) Durability. The Thor MX Prime Pro gear is arguably the thinnest motocross gear we have worn to date. With this in mind, the gear held up better than we expected. The large cowhide inner knee panels held up well. We did find discoloration in the nylon stretch panel on the seat of the pant after heavy testing. The once black material slowly began to turn white as we put the gear through its paces. We also found small tears in the front of the pants and jersey after being roosted countless times.
(5) Performance. The performance of the Prime Pro gear is exceptional. Both the pants and jersey have a seamless feel that creates the unrestricted mobility our test riders crave. Our test riders also enjoyed wearing the inner compression shorts that came with the pants.(6) Options. The Thor MX Prime Pro gear comes in three different designs with six different color options, including the popular and flashy all-white version and the staple all-black gear. The jersey sizes range from small to 2XL, while the pants fit 28- to 40-inch waists.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? Without any protection in the knee area, roost will quickly scuff the knees up. We also didn’t appreciate the discoloration in the seat of the pants. It you aren’t fit, then athletic-fit gear is not for you.
MXA RATING: MXA test riders like it when they don’t notice the gear they’re wearing. It makes riding much more fun. Thor’s MX Prime Pro gear is among the lightest and least restrictive gear we have ever worn. If you’re looking for modern style and don’t mind sacrificing some durability, look no further.