This is the second year SHOT Race Gear has been in the US and they are adding a full line of gear to their offerings. This year, they have the Devo Line in two patterns, then the Contact Claw, Raceway, and the new Aerolite Magma. What set’s SHOT gear apart from a lot of other gear companies is that all of their gear aims to be the lightest (weight wise) and come in under their competitor’s pricepoints. For the racer on a budget, a family that has to outfit a lot of riders, or a dude that just wants more than one colorway of gear, this SHOT gear is surprisingly affordable and stylish to boot.
Here is what Senior Test Editor Kris Keefer had to say after one day of riding at LACR MX. “This is the first time that I have worn a set of SHOT Racewear. Putting on the Aerolite Magma edition pant over my knee braces (Asterisk Cell) wasn't an issue and although snug around the knee area, it was stretchy enough not to feel overly tight when on the bike. Another standout that I noticed right away is how light the pant is. When picking it up it has to be one of the lightest pants I have ever felt. I will weigh the pants for a future DR TESTED. I am a size 32 waist and the fit is true to size while incorporating a standard ratchet closure design. The thigh is more of an athletic cut (which I like), but once again had enough stretch panels around the right areas to feel comfortable. The jersey although a little big around my arms had soft materials to make it comfortable against my skin. The collar is more of a lower cut and doesn't bind around your neck, but also didn't seem to get any dirt inside either when roost hits. Shot has some pretty cool colorways that can go from mild to wild, but I really like the clean white/purple colorway I was wearing at LACR. I will continue to put more time on the SHOT Racewear and truly test its durability, with the tons of hours I will be logging over the next few weeks, with the 2017 450 MX Shootout coming up. Stay tuned!” -Kris Keefer