Here at Dirt we love a simple, light glove with an unpadded palm and a good fit. All of our favourites follow this formula and this Demoair from Fox takes similar design cues and adds just a touch more protection.
These gloves start with a Clarino palm, a high quality synthetic suede designed to dry quickly, retain its shape and give good control. It is a fabric that has been used on quality gloves for years and a favourite with Fox. Instead of adding extra reinforcement layers in high wear areas, Fox go for a simple single skin palm, reducing the number of seams.
The back of the glove has very lightweight, highly breathable fabric, lighter in weight than many similar gloves with the thumb having a slightly tougher, closer weave fabric on the upper. A long term test will prove this glove’s durability, but Fox have added rubber armour strips over the finger knuckles and the ‘FoxHead’ logo on the front of the hand. These strips should fend off knocks just a touch more than a typical trail glove yet not compromise movement, and will also protect the lightweight fabric.
‘A light, thin glove but built to stand up to some abuse’
The Demoair is a pull-on glove with no adjustment at the wrist. A neoprene fabric is used which stretches just enough and is shaped to sit well around the wrist when in the riding position, with a silicone patch helping when pulling on the gloves. This coating is also added on the main three fingers helping with control and grip of the brake lever blades. As with the Flexair jersey and shorts, these gloves take design cues and fabric tech from Fox’s MX range and roll them out in a complete outfit for the DH and gravity rider.
High performance fabrics, with a great fit and all details covered has resulted in some highly desirable DH kit. The Fox Flexair and Demoair range looks a winner to us!
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