Hey, everyone! I’m back with a new blog entry about Motocross gear from Oneal- The Oneal Hardwear 2018 Motocross Kit! By the time this entry is published the 2018 range will probably have been released [September 1st] and it looks awesome. The style of the kit is less hectic and chaotic than a lot of the other designs Oneal has done like the Element 2018 Attack Motocross kit but the simpler, sharp shapes with the bold, striking colours still command attention. And attention it will get, it’s a really smart looking kit that’s guaranteed to turn heads.
Just about everything put into making the Hardwear 2018 gear is an upgrade over Oneal’s Element 2018 gear with newer, more advanced materials and more features designed to make you the best rider you can be.
The jerseys are made from a new “Pro-Lite” performance fabric. It has a 4-way stretch giving lots of room for movement and comfort while being moisture wicking to keep the rider from getting too stuffy in all their gear. On top of that its Oneal’s lightest design of Jersey to date weighing just 170g in a Large. It’s like wearing feathers- tough, comfortable, colourful feathers. Complete with a vented neck design, vented panels under the arms, micro-cuffs and extended tail with added cooling mesh and silicon print to keep it all tucked in- this jersey is the result of well thought out design intended for pros and awesome style.
The pants are just as impressive as the jersey and they have to be the most advanced design of motocross pant I’ve ever come across. Like the jersey, these pants are heavy-duty with added tripple stitching in critical areas but are the lightest pair of pants that Oneal have designed to date. There are rubber patches around the knee with shaped, integrated air intakes giving you a pair of well ventilated pants to keep you cool. The belt of the pants has 360 degrees of adjustability for a perfect fit and to help keep your pants in place with an extra long leather heat shield to keep more of your legs better protected against the heat of a hot engine.
It has loads more features included as well, purely for making the pants more comfortable. The seat of the pants are padded, there are areas of stretch spandex for more freedom of movement, accordion knees that are sized for knee braces and easy flexing of the knee and the knees are pre-bent and padded. Oneal really went all out on making these pants a pleasure for an MXer to wear and it’s amazing how they’ve managed to squeeze that much function into their lightest pair of pants yet.
At £209.90 for the kit, this gear was made for pros and for the all the advanced features this kit has to offer- it’s great value for money and worth every penny. You can even get yourself a pair of the Oneal Hardwear 2018 Iron Motocross Gloves to match the kit for £39.95 and you’ll have spent under £250. I may not ride Motocross myself but with them being so light and breathable- I’m really tempted to get myself at least the jersey.
Thanks for reading, everyone! Until next time!
-MattW at Ghostbikes.com