Fox Rawtec Pro Protective Tights
Who's this item for: Riders who are after an all in one solution for protection, compression, and a chamois.
Protection Style: The knees feature removable Fox F3 CE certified protective foam inserts. These inserts are located behind Fox's own Super Fabric reinforced knees. This fabric uses tiny armour plates for abrasion and water resistance as well as durability. The hip region also features seamless, welded hip pads.
Materials: The garment is made premium Italian 4-way stretch fabric for moisture management and comfort. It features a bonded construction style and taped seams for extra durability. The Fox Rawtec Pro Tights also feature a Pro-level Cytech chamois which will provide heaps of comfort when that quick ride turns into a long ride. The Body of the tights are 80% nylon + 20% elastane and feature MITI performance moisture management. While the panels are 85% nylon + 15% spandex. Did we mention that this garment is made in the USA?
Fitting style: Tight, as in 'compression' tight. The will fit from you hips down into your shin, below your knees.
Length of protection: The knee pads cover from the top of your knee to the top of the shin (roughly). There is additional padding located on the sides of the thighs as well as the calfs.
Protection level: Light to Medium. The amount of protection on offer here is great for the occasional rendezvous with the dirt. If you ride seriously rocky/rooty trails more protection wouldn't hurt.
Removable protective inserts for washing: Yes, the Fox F3 protective foam knee inserts are removable for washing purposes.
Pros: Tight fitting design means the padding will stay in place during a crash. Top level chamois makes long days in the saddle much more comfortable.
Cons: These might be warm to wear during the blazing summer months.