I am not normally a big "gear" guy. I usually just buy whatever is on close out or looks cool but I decided that since I have this new website that I would try to pick out some stuff that I could review and be critical of.
Our Fly rep came into the shop and showed me some of the new Fly gear and I decided that I would give it a try even though I haven't worn Fly gear in a long time.
I decided on the Evo 2.0 because it seemed to be a durable yet high tech option. It boasted of having the BOA system to fine tune the fit and they had a totally ridiculous HI VIZ color scheme. So I ordered a set for the annual death march. I knew that if I stayed comfortable for 170 gnarly miles then I could recommend it to my customers.
At 6:30 am on Sunday morning I pulled on the new gear and cinched down the adjustments around my "robust" figure. We headed out on one of the hardest rides I could dream up and the gear did an amazing job. I was cursing the venting at 7:00 am in Gunnison Colorado because I was freezing but it worked really well (too well that early in the morning). I stayed comfortable all day long and into the night as we finished the ride.
I think that the venting that they put into the (for lack of a better word) crotch and butt area did a great job of keeping me from having any monkey butt at all. I really liked the BOA cinch system that allowed me to tighten the pants down and keep them from wanting to fall down. I absolutely LOVE the grippy stuff they have on the lower back of the jersey. It kept it in my pants all day! The feel on the bike from the leather inner knee patches was great too. All in all, I really liked the gear and would recommend it to any customer. It isn't super inexpensive ($50 jersey/$170 pants) and I cannot say much about durability yet but I like it and will follow up with a long haul test later this year.
If you have any questions please post here or call us at the shop 970-240-2197. We would be happy to answer any questions or order up a set for you!