Race Face Soft Goods 2017 Lookbook

Mar 20, 2017
by Race Face  



When we blasted into the BC Interior to shoot the 2017 Race Face soft goods collection, we were greeted with Ponderosa pine, sagebrush and hero dirt high above lake-front beaches. The team went to work setting features and getting boosty; dragging rakes and dragging brakes. The overnighter took us from Kamloops to Lillooet to hit expansive flow lines in the arid flanks of the Fraser canyon - our RF team riders put our gear to the test as we captured the stoke in order to share it with you. Come along for the trip and meet the new goods for 2017.


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Race Face Soft Goods 2017 Lookbook

Noah Brousseau and Dylan Forbes do us the favour of showing how, in new graphics and colorways, the Ruxton Jersey and Pants continue to provide comfort and protection while accenting your roost.


Race Face Soft Goods 2017 Lookbook

Laser perforated 600D Cordura mixed with mesh panels maximize your airflow, if not your airtime.


Race Face Soft Goods 2017 Lookbook

The all new Stage Jersey provides welded underarm ventilation for Dylan’s cross-fit training. Paired with our tried and true Ambush Shorts, he’s got more going on than Archie from Riverdale.


Race Face Soft Goods 2017 Lookbook

Noah sends his regards above Kamloops Lake. Build, ride, repeat.


Race Face Soft Goods 2017 Lookbook

The completely redesigned Khyber Jersey returns to our women’s line in three colors with Amanda Cordell and Lorraine Blancher putting them through the paces.


Race Face Soft Goods 2017 Lookbook

The full Khyber kit brings hard-wearing style in a 3/4 sleeve jersey, shorts made with our durable and stylish Tweedster fabric, and gloves in accented colorways to keep it all on level as you get sideways.


Race Face Soft Goods 2017 Lookbook

We wrapped Kamloops as the sun was giving us some serious #lightbro conditions. Our journey was not over yet. We had to pin it to Lillooet before dusk, and the Reynolds Liquor Store closed.


Race Face Soft Goods 2017 Lookbook

Basically how everyone in Lillooet hangs out. But peep that new Lumber Jill hoody Lorraine is rocking. Plaid game is strong.


Race Face Soft Goods 2017 Lookbook

Though we hit some particularly spectacular weather, you obviously shred no matter the possibility of precipitation. Our hyper-packable Nano Jacket gives you the adaptability to carry a rain layer without cramping your minimalist style.


Race Face Soft Goods 2017 Lookbook

Ditch the baggage. Our Stash layering system takes the pockets you’ve classically had on your XC jersey and hides them for more security, and less bulk. Pair the Stash Tank with our new Stage Jersey and Shorts to keep it brappy.


Race Face Soft Goods 2017 Lookbook

Indy and Trigger kits were built for big pedal days and your endro needs. Also when you have to look so damn stoic.


Race Face Soft Goods 2017 Lookbook


Race Face Soft Goods 2017 Lookbook

On the trails above the Fraser Canyon, the new womens' Indiana line shines - ready for enduro and trail epics in two new colourways.


Race Face Soft Goods 2017 Lookbook

Amanda leans in rocking the Indiana kit. She’s also packing with the women’s Stash Tank.


Race Face Soft Goods 2017 Lookbook


Race Face Soft Goods 2017 Lookbook

Finally, for when the weather gets substantially more adverse, our highly praised Agent Jacket goes blue, but you can still rock all black if that’s how you feel inside.


Race Face Soft Goods 2017 Lookbook

Lillooet afforded us some particularly beautiful views, and a nice chance to eat camp chili with some buds. A big thanks to our entire crew for their bike, shovel, photo and design work.


Race Face Soft Goods 2017 Lookbook

Check the full 2017 Soft Goods Collection at raceface.com online and look for it to hit shelves early April!


Video credit: Connor Macleod
Photography and Staging: Margus Riga and Travis Bilton
Riders: Amanda Cordell, Lorraine Blancher, Noah Brousseau and Dylan Forbes



MENTIONS: @raceface




50 Comments

  • + 70
 Unlike every other "soft goods" release of late, this all looks very agreeable. Not sure why companies are so afraid of sticking with simple designs such as these rather than the multi-coloured dazzle camo arrangements we are festooned with these days. I might even exchange some of my Great British Pesos for some of these items.
  • + 16
 Yes I was thinking these designs aren't as f-ugly as the Troy Lee stuff posted on PB last week. Smile
  • + 6
 @vikb: I think a lot of people enjoy the colorful designs ESPECIALLY the younger rider.
  • + 24
 Mountain Bikers are descended from rodeo clowns. We are honoring our forefathers with those dazzle-camo outfits.
  • + 0
 @pcmxa: HAHAHAHA!
  • + 8
 @tcp: I think that's the problem - it seems like all the significant mtb clothing companies design all of their clothes to appeal to 12-16 year old kids. Wish they would have more stuff geared towards the 20-40 crowd. Mountain biking is an expensive sport.... I could only afford to get into it as an adult. How do teenagers afford all this stuff?!
  • + 7
 @bull-dozer: I couldn't agree with you more...1 thing every brand should do...have an all black option of each item in the line.
  • + 9
 Every style has its place I have to say. For instance, about 5 years ago we got stuck in a traffic jam where a motorcycle had hit a deer. Deer in the road. Cars alternating through one lane. When we figured out what the hold up was my buddy hops out, wearing nothing but his TLD screaming banana pants, and drags the deer by the ears to the side of the road. I think some people were horrified Others relieved to get traffic moving Most of us just laughing My point is that story wouldn't be as good if he was just wearing jeans. Must be plenty of people to this day still talking about the guy in the crazy yellow pants that dragged the deer by his ears.
  • + 2
 That's why I really like Endura.
  • + 4
 @vikb: Troy lee has made good stuff in the past... but when they get it wrong its really really wrong.
  • + 1
 Diagonal lines are bad juju... Wonky feng shui man... I do not condone their use
  • + 1
 @tcp: I enjoy getting last years Neon apparel at clearance prices.
  • + 14
 I came looking for Pajama Suits... where are the Pajama Suits?! I want to look like a doofus at the DH park and I can't do that with this gear.
  • + 0
 RM bought all the stock for Wade :-) If you could rock them like he does, then you've every right to complain and feel deprived
  • + 11
 whoa, that pic that focuses in as i scroll down trippy
  • + 6
 Always been super impressed with the way RF handle athletes kit. They all seemed to be in the same kit at the same time, which IMHO made it stand out far more than 87 different styles worn on different days by different riders.
  • + 6
 I really like the Ambush shorts but they gotta get rid of the cordura crotch. The rest of the short is reasonably waterproof but your under carriage gets all moist on a wet ride.
  • + 4
 last week i saw the fanny pack made by trek. This week i saw the stash layers by race face. Both times I had to wonder to myself.. how much worse is my back going to feel if I land on a water bottle that is centered on my spine? or on a multi tool that is centered over my hip? I don't wear a pack on every ride, but when I do, at least the bladder somewhat protects my back from anything else I am carrying in case I fall. Anyone else thinking this, or am I nuts?
  • + 1
 I came from road, so first, I don't think about this at all, and second, I do more XC, so I like the light carry option. Don't fall on my back much, isn't a real concern.
  • + 1
 @me-at: good thinking. I don't land on my back often. Haven't in years. But would hate for a back injury to be caused by something dumb like a water bottle.
  • + 8
 I bought an Agent Jacket, i'd never ride in it though in case i crash Smile
  • + 6
 I've used mine all winter, and it's survived the usual run-ins with trees, brush, and the occasional ground impact being no worse for the wear. I'm impressed - it's basically your standard 2.5 layer waterproof breathable membrane rain jacket available in the big outdoor brands/chains/stores (think Patagonia Torrent Shell at the top end, Marmot Precip in the middle, and all the REI/MEC versions at the lower end), but unlike those (which are usually made for hiking), it's cut for riding - long tail, fits well when in attack position, just enough stretch, and it's got ventilation designed in that works remarkably well. All of which makes it worth the extra money over, say, a Marmot Precip (which is a wee bit less MSRP, but can be found on closeout all over the place).

I usually prefer to ride something more breathable and bullet/crash proof unless it's just full-on raining - but with our wet winter, I've ridden this thing a lot, and I'm impressed. Seems like reasonable value for money so far, solid product.
  • + 5
 I like Race Face. They dont try that hard to make you look like a complete tool, unlike some others in their line of work.
  • + 7
 Agreed - seems like they and DaKine are going more for the chill Pacific Northwest woods vibe. Meanwhile Ion seems to go for 80s disco surfer, and then you have all your MX/Space Ranger lines.
  • + 2
 @g-42: Yeah but who is making 80s surf disco space motocross gear these days?! I will not stop until I have a pajama suit that is all-over purple Hawaiian galaxy print with lightning bolt accents and neon green kanji characters reading "that was sick, bro" on the sleeves. If people on the ISS can't see it, IT'S NOT TACKY ENOUGH!
  • + 1
 @ryetoast: Dude, that just made my day Wink
  • + 4
 Yeah Noah! That's our boy. He's got so much style... love it. #ride100percent
  • + 6
 Missing Wade's Onesie
  • + 2
 What does it say about me that I often like the women's lines more than the men's? Maybe I just like the way they look on women. Yeah, that's it, we'll go with that.
  • + 1
 Just got to make gear that works better in 30 deg Celsius and 80%+ humidity. You'll always sweat when its like that but I'm tired of being saturated through and going prune purely from sweat.
  • + 3
 I like to keep things "brappy". Guess I'm in for some new Race Face kit.
  • + 1
 Any thoughts on making a FF helmet?
Not that fussed about shape, just a catalogue shape would be fine, just that RF graphics are always killer
  • + 11
 They can call it the Race (Full)Face helmet.

I will show myself out.
  • + 2
 I wonder which soft good gear would make me go faster...Race Face or Fox...?
  • + 41
 Fully nude. More aerodynamic
  • + 2
 @mprosper: very closely followed by Lycra in second place
  • + 1
 @mprosper: don't forget to shave. it all
  • + 2
 I ordered one of those Stash Tanks, so that I can put a water bottle and some food on my back ala roadie style.
  • + 1
 Nice looking stuff. Still looking for a bike park short alternative to the TLD Moto...there isn't anything else out there that I know of thats not just ugly as hell.
  • + 1
 Try the RF Ambush shorts. I also have a pair of Moto, and while the Ambush is not as thick/durable, it's hefty enough and more comfortable than the Moto.
  • + 3
 Hope the stash bib has been updated with a fly.
  • + 1
 They lowered the front so its def easier to pee out of, but they seem to fit real weird. Saggy in the bottoms and the legs are a lot shorter. I like the fit of last years better even though you gotta bend way over to pee out of them. haha
  • + 1
 @MattJ: shorter legs, thats terrible if true! Im 6'1" 32 waist and the large is already up my ass, hard to p out of and the legs already too short so i cant even get to the leg pockets easily now that modern mtb shorts are a lil more fitted. I love it otherwise and figured id buy an xl and be good. Sizing is def off if im xl tho
  • + 0
 I'm older than dirt, but unless I'm also crazy I must say I think this year's RF stuff looks a bit too plain-Jane, even for me
  • + 1
 always exciting to see a new lineup of clothing, mostly because everything from last year will be on sale.
  • + 1
 Bring back last years Stash Bib design...they were such a better fit and design...except for trying to pee out of them. haha
  • + 1
 Who could feel safe with a pump on his back. I don't think that adds security.
  • + 1
 New softgoods range is on point yet again! Nice work
  • + 1
 Nice forks! Smile

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