Thor’s New Riding Gear For MX and Off-Road Riders

2017 Thor MX Gear Intro

Thor has 2017 gear styles that go from wild to mild.
Thor has 2017 gear styles that go from wild to mild.Photo by Pete Peterson

Thor Racing totally revamped its gear line for 2017 and though you’ve seen it on their racers already, today the company officially declared that it’s 2017, as least in terms of gear season, and held a gear intro to show off its new products and let us say hello to some of their star riders including Jason Anderson, Aaron Plessinger, Jeremy McGrath, and Sebastian Tortelli.

The Fuse line is brand new for Thor and replaces their Core line and is their high-end line that is aimed at maximum durability.
The Fuse line is brand new for Thor and replaces their Core line and is their high-end line that is aimed at maximum durability.Photo by Pete Peterson

The big news is Thor has dropped its long-standing Core line and in its place offers the all-new Fuse line. Which has a completely new pant chassis, and the Fuse Air line has a jersey that feels, to the touch, like silk.

The prime fit is the compression-style fit gear, and has a very clean and classic look.
The prime fit is the compression-style fit gear, and has a very clean and classic look.Photo by Pete Peterson

The Prime Fit line is their line that fits snug, and Thor says helps you stay cool by getting your body’s sweat out to the cooling air better.

The Pulse line is Thor’s lowest price line and like the top-end Fuse has a whole new chassis to the pant design.
The Pulse line is Thor’s lowest price line and like the top-end Fuse has a whole new chassis to the pant design.Photo by Pete Peterson

And their new Pulse line is their lower priced gear that goes from conservative (white jersey and black pant, anyone?) to flashy.

Some of the kids’ gear will make parents jealous, but don’t worry about mom or sis, they have their own line that isn’t too soft-looking.
Some of the kids’ gear will make parents jealous, but don’t worry about mom or sis, they have their own line that isn’t too soft-looking.Photo by Pete Peterson

For the kids, there’s the Youth Fuse line, with a ton of colorways, some not even available on the adult gear, and for women there are three colorways of the Women’s Pulse line (yes, two have some pink them, but the third is a black/teal).

Like it’s moto-gear brothers, the new Terrain gear has full grain leather inner knee panels.
Like it’s moto-gear brothers, the new Terrain gear has full grain leather inner knee panels.Photo by Pete Peterson

All motocross all the time, right? Nope, Thor has some innovative off-road gear, the Terrain. Like the moto gear, the Terrain has full-grain leather in the knees, but they also feature a very cool thigh vent that can be rolled open of secured closed with hook and loop material. These are over the boot pants with zippered outer pockets as well as a pocket on the inside.

The coolest aspect to the Terrain are these flaps on the top of each thigh that can be rolled up and tucked into a scoop-like pocket, or rolled down to minimize ventilation.
The coolest aspect to the Terrain are these flaps on the top of each thigh that can be rolled up and tucked into a scoop-like pocket, or rolled down to minimize ventilation.Photo by Pete Peterson

The jersey has a zipper on the collar and rip stop-like material down each shoulder and on the forearms. It breaks at the elbow so it doesn’t interfere with flexibility. I guess they’d rather you have the freedom to setter around that bush, but Thor has you covered if you prefer doing things the hard way, too.

One side open, one side closed to show how large the thigh vent is.
One side open, one side closed to show how large the thigh vent is.Photo by Pete Peterson

Thor also had a new Invert glove that’s worth trying out. Like many road racing gloves the stitching is on the outside for a better feel on the inside. They look a little odd when you put them on but they are a little more comfortable than an internally stitched glove.

We’ll be getting our gear soon, so watch for some DR Testeds once we’ve had some time to hit the dirt (I mean ride, not crash) with them.