2010 Scott A-Series Gear Review

JC Hilderbrand | May 30, 2010
Scott Gear Review

Riding gear is getting lighter and lighter, and Scott definitely picked up the trend with its top-tier A-Series line. On the jersey, an unobtrusive neckline made from soft lycra-blend provides a comfortably loose fit, as do the wrist cuffs. Mesh panels are located in the underarm, upper back and cuff areas which allow plenty of airflow while keeping the shirt extremely light overall. Constructed of 100% polyester, the jersey is great for moving sweat away from the skin and it dries quickly. The sublimated graphics look great and are fade-resistant. Rarely do I use an undershirt, but the A-series Jersey is definitely a warm-weather top and I find myself wearing an extra layer for morning practice and early motos.

The gloves looks pretty high-tech with multiple panels sewed together, a reinforced Clarino palm and rubber knuckle protection. I liked the small Velcro closure and silicone fingertips, but overall the fit is a little too tight. It has stretched some, but consider ordering a larger size.

The pants have many of the features expected of a top-line piece, including synthetic construction, pre-curved knees with leather contact patches, ratcheting closure and flex panels in targeted areas. There is very little rubber on the exterior of the pant which aids in mobility, comfort and weight savings. Stretch panels in the knee, crotch, calf, thigh and butt areas are great for allowing movement, but the hip padding was annoying. It’s removable so we ditched it, but getting the waist to fit snugly with or without was no

scott A-series pant
The pants are snug, light and the
leather knees are supple.

problem with the ratcheting closure and Velcro adjustments on the hip. The leather heat guards on the knees are pliable and comfy. I’ve yet to break through the soft leather but it definitely is wearing faster than other pants I’ve worn. My knee braces fit without any issue and the 3/4-length mesh liner feels good against the skin. I particularly like the thigh section which has just the right amount of material.

Scott’s A-Series gear is definitely light and meant for warm weather. The styling is contemporary but racers will appreciate clean lines and a lack of wild designs. The color combinations are clean, but somewhat limited. There are three main colorways for the pants (Red, Blue, Green), but jerseys can be mixed and matched with the addition of Grey and Anthracite and the gloves also offer Black. Pricing is competitive and riders who want something a little more radical can opt for the wild designs of the A-Series LTD gear. There are already so many brands of motocross gear to choose from, but Scott is equally worthy of consideration during your next purchase.

JC Hilderbrand

Off-Road Editor| Hilde is holding down the fort at MotoUSA’s Southern Oregon HQ. With world-class dirt bike and ATV trails just minutes away, the hardest part is getting him to focus on the keyboard. Two wheels or four, it doesn’t matter to our Off-Road Editor so long as it goes like hell in the dirt.

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