You’ve probably seen a fair bit of Sweet Protection kit recently, especially on a number of Scottish enduro racers, and the likes of Dirt School instructors and guides up in the Tweed Valley. If you’ve seen any coverage of Tracy Moseley from the Enduro World Series, you’ve probably also spotted the Fixer full face helmet but – thanks to a combination of paint job and subtle branding – not realised what it was.
Weighing in at 850g the Fixer uses layers of pre-impregnated carbon to achieve both its lightweight and sculpted strength. The helmet was designed with MIPS, rather than having the option added, to give added crash protection. It also features removable cheek pieces to keep a bit of extra air circulation on climbs, and for ease of fitting and removal. In keeping with a lot of the 2015 range there’s a neat matte/gloss mix in the finish.
The Fixer retails at £399.
The Bushwhacker gets a similar matte/gloss finish and is available at three price points: £140 for the regular version, £170 with MIPS and £200 for carbon and MIPS.
The Bearsuit Light kneepad uses SAS-TEC for protection and is a nice level one protection pad. We’re liking the fact the pad insert is easily removable so you can wash your pads regularly to keep them fresh. Retail is £69.99.
The Hunter Enduro short gets a facelift for 2015, with zipped vents moving to the outside of the leg. It now comes with two zipped front pockets and two zipped cargo pockets too. It’s constructed from a two-way stretch material and is designed for wearing with pads. Retail is £99.99.
We’re also liking the look of the Mud Ride short which is reported to be fully waterproof and ready for a UK winter. Retail is aimed to be £119.
Lastly, the Air Ride jacket is a light and very packable emergency shell that will fit into a pack and give you a bit of wind and shower protection. Retail is £99.99.
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