4 Brand New Kits from Fox for Fall - Pond Beaver 2020

Sep 1, 2020 at 16:14
by Sarah Moore  
Fox apparel is well-known for big, bold logos and bright race-inspired designs, but the Fall 2020 collection offers some more muted trail-inspired "Emerald" and "Pine" green tones, in addition to the flashy logoed apparel you're used to.

For Fall 2020, Fox has a wide range of apparel for all weather conditions that is divided into three collections: Defend, Ranger and Flexair. The Defend collection is designed for durability, the Ranger collection is designed for versatility, and the Flexair collection is designed for breathable mobility.

In addition, the three collections are further divided into three weather protections to specify the use: Fire, Wind, and Water. You'll find Polartec Alpha insulation in the Fire apparel, Polartec Neoshell for impermeability in the Water apparel, and packable lightweight shells in the Wind apparel.



Ranger 3L Water Pant + Ranger 2.5L Water Jacket + Defend LS Jersey + Ranger Fire Gloves

Green [waterproof] machine.


A versatile, waterproof kit for those days when you head out in abysmal conditions. The Ranger 3L Water Pant ($174.95 USD) is an all-mountain pant designed for wet conditions with a fully seamed interior, waterproof, windproof and breathable fabric with a DWR finish to shed moisture, dirt and debris. The 3L stands for three layers, meaning there is a waterproof/breathable membrane that is laminated between an outer (face) fabric and a protective inner layer. They have a ratchet closure system, a tapered leg fit built for pedaling, and come in Black or Emerald in sizes 29-40.

The Ranger 2.5L Water Jacket ($109.95 USD) is a fully seam-sealed rain shell. The 2.5 layer fabric provides all-weather performance via a waterproof breathable membrane on the underside of the outer fabric. The half layer is a coating which provides comfort next to skin and protects the membrane from being damaged by sweat or contact with the body. The main zipper and the two zippered front hand pockets don't have waterproof zippers, but they are covered in waterproof material. Other features include a draw cord that cinches at the waist, elastic cuffs, and a hood fits over most helmets.

Keeping with the green theme is the Defend LS Jersey ($69.95) which uses TruDri fabrics to help move sweat away from your body and keep you dry. It comes in either Emerald or Black in sizes Small through XXL.

Rainy weather often means cold temperatures, which is where the Ranger Fire Gloves ($35.95 USD) come in. They keep your hands warm and dry on the handlebars with a water-resistant Ax Suede palm, silicone grippers on the thumb and fingers, and a rushed fleece interior. There's also a nose wipe on the thumb and conductive threads in thumb and index finger for touchscreen compatibility.

Ranger 2.5L jacket has a hood that fits over your helmet.
Mesh perforated Defend LS Jersey keeps you cool underneath your rainjacket.

Zippers are covered from the elements on the $109.95 USD Ranger 2.5L Jacket.
Nothing worse than cold hands. That's where the Ranger Fire gloves come in...





Defend Pro Water Short + Defend Wind Jacket + Flexair Zip SS Jersey + Ranger Glove

It's easy to mistake thre Defend Pro Water Short for a regular short.


For those chilly fall mornings when there are puddles on the ground but then it warms up and you need to pack away your jacket. The Defend Pro Water Short ($129.95 USD) is surprisingly light weight for a three-layer waterproof short, with fully taped seams and waterproof zippers. There's a ratchet at the waist to keep them secure and a laser cut slit just below the knee means they should fit most knee pads.

The Defend Wind Jacket ($69.95 USD) is a packable, lightweight, water-resistant jacket designed for changeable conditions. While it prioritizes wind protection, it does have a Durable Water Repellent finish to shed moisture and dirt. It packs into its interior pocket for when you want to stow it away. You can go with high-vis yellow if you ride on the road to get to the trails, or the more muted black or pewter if you want a more understated look. All colours have reflective logos and come in sizes Small through XXL.

When it warms up, you can pull off the Defend Wind Jacket and stash it in the rear pocket on the Flexair Zip SS Jersey ($69.95 USD). As a part of the Flexair collection, it's made out of breathable material for hot days and there's also a low profile center front zipper for additional ventilation.

The Ranger Glove is Fox's best selling glove and, for a reasonable $25.95 USD, it comes with touch screen compatible digits, an adjustable velcro cuff, and an absorbent micro-suede thumb. It comes in five colours and five sizes. There's also a gel version for $35.95 USD if that's more comfortable for you.

The Defend Wind Jacket fits in the palm of your hand, or the pocket of the Flexair Zip SS Jersey.

"Defy" all riding conditions with the Defend Pro Water Short.
Fox's best-selling glove.





Ranger Pant + Ranger 3L Water Jacket + Defend Glove

Bold accent colours on the Ranger 3L Water Jacket.


The Ranger pant costs less than many shorts at $99.99 USD and uses in a lightweight technical stretch fabric despite its casual appearance. There's a snap closure on these instead of the ratchet closure and while the two pockets at the waist don't have zippers, there's a hidden zippered pocket that is perfect for a phone on the left side.

When you need a serious jacket to protect you against the elements and aren't worried about having to stuff it in a pocket or a backpack, the Ranger 3L Water Jacket ($199.95 USD) comes in. It's thicker than the Ranger 2.5L jacket, and with fully taped seams and waterproof zippers, the construction is more polished and durable. There are front hand pockets in addition to the side pockets for extra storage and here's a draw string at the waist to cinch the jacket tight around your middle as well as a draw cord on the hood to secure it over your helmet.

The Defend Glove ($35.95 USD) has a 4-way stretch polyester construction, performations for added airflow on the palm, and rubber grippers on the fingers. It comes in Dark Purple (pictured) or Black.


Zippered phone pocket on the casual-looking Ranger Pant.
Waterproof zippers on the Ranger 3L Water Jacket.

The enormous hood has a draw cord to tighten it over your helmet.
The Defend gloves comes in Dark Purple or Black.





Ranger Short + Ranger LS Foxhead Jersey + Defend D30 Gloves

All eyes on you with this extra bright "Blood Orange" and "Blue Steel" combo.


It's not always pouring rain and cold in the fall. Sometimes you get to wear shorts and a long-sleeve jersey. The Ranger Short ($89.95 USD) uses a ripstop fabric coated with DWR on the exterior and comes with a removable liner with dual density chamois. The waist can be cinched using the goggle-strap inspired waistband and there's a zippered pocket in addition to three unzippered pockets to store all your ride snacks and your phone. It comes in Blood Orange (pictured), Black, Dirt and Pewter in sizes 28 through 40.

The Ranger LS Fox Head Jersey ($59.95 USD) uses TruDri fabrics move sweat away from the body. The 100% polyester jersey has mesh-like lighter fabric in high-sweat areas on the back and chest. It comes in five sizes and four colours, including Dark Purple, Black, Blue Steel (pictured here) and Steel Grey.

The Defend D30 Gloves ($49.95 USD) have D30 foam on the knuckles for protection. They are touch screen compatible and use a velcro adjustment strap to stay secure.


Lighter fabric in high-sweat areas on the back and chest.
A button instead of a ratchet on the Ranger Short.

Non-zippered pocket for easy access.
No logos on the back.





Helmets

From left to right - Dropframe Pro, Proframe, Rampage Pro Frame, Speedframe.


There aren't any new helmet models from Fox, with the Speedframe Pro being the newest addition, introduced in February of this year, but there are some new colours in the line. The Rampage Pro Carbon ($499.95 USD) now comes in Daiz Pine, the Dropframe Pro ($199.95 USD) gets a Pine version and a Day Glo Yellow version, the Speedframe Pro ($159.95 USD) gets a Pine model, and the Proframe ($259.95 USD) now comes in a "Quo Pewter" silver and gray model.



Fox Proframe Quo Pewter details.
Rampage Pro carbon in Daiz Pine.


See the entire fall line at foxracing.com





Across the Pond Beaver 2020






82 Comments

  • 117 2
 Am I the only one that doesn't like looking like a rad teenager on the trail?
  • 39 4
 Ill take Patagonia color ways for me. I didnt even look at the Fox MSRP but Im sure its the same as Patagonia with 1/4th of the environmental initiative.

But no. Youre not the only one.

Signed: A 22 year old.
  • 17 0
 Save for that big Fox logo on the back of the jacket, I thought this kit looked pretty understated! - Certainly not a rad teenager
  • 1 1
 @rhubarb414: The jacket maybe not, but the color coordinated jersey/short outfits are haha.
  • 3 0
 @chillrider199: To be fair, I like Fox gloves quite a bit. But can't quite get down on some of the other stuff. The pants look nice (not the green color though).
  • 1 0
 @chillrider199: that Pantagonia warranty is what makes it for me!
  • 2 1
 I wear soccer jerseys.
  • 8 0
 Each to their own i suppose.

Mountain biking is fun and i like fun colours. On or off the bike.

I didn't like it when snowboard pants/jackets all went to brown, beige or burgundy colours a few years ago. I miss rad colour schemes. What's the point in even going snowboarding if you can't feel like a rad teenager. Same for biking for me. And the clothes add to the feel.

But i can appreciate it's not for everyone and some prefer plain/subtle colours.
  • 2 0
 @DidNotSendIt: I love colours and the brown/beige motif has never appealed to me, even back in the 70's. But fluoro green is something I can't bring myself to wear.
  • 1 0
 @rrolly: I like Club Ride stuff for that reason. It isn't boring, but it is also normal looking.
  • 12 1
 Fox makes some really cool stuff that fits nice and performs well... until after a couple weeks of real use, it falls apart in tatters on the trail. I've tried a couple sets of shorts and gloves and they always come apart at the seams after any decent amount of ride time, always well, well under a season. The exception being the heavier defend lineup, anything from the ranger or flexair lineup has lasted mere rides.
  • 7 0
 same here...good looking stuff but very poor quality of the seams
  • 3 0
 Same here too. The pant cracked at the ankle just by inserting it. And the jersey got a hole just after one ride. As an answer, Fox France doesn't even propose to repair. They ask me to throw the product to get a refund. Not what I expect from a premium brand. They are good at marketing but poor realization.
  • 3 0
 The gloves suck too, that grip material is quite the opposite when it gets wet

And then I’ve got the defend Kevlar pants which I love, but they are water resistant and have holes in them, cmon what idiot is designing that....
  • 1 0
 Glad to see it’s not just me. The chamois on the ranger shorts I have had the stitching for the pad fall off after 5 months and my knee and elbow pads have had the stitching for the armor pocket fall apart in 2 months.

Their no-bs warranty for a year is really good but I’d rather not have to use it...all of the aforementioned has been warranties once but they’re swamped right now and the turnaround time to get warranty replacement gear is months.
  • 12 0
 Is slim fit out and baggy/loose fit back in? Because that would be...unfortunate. Otherwise pretty clean, borderline subdued designs by Fox standards.
  • 6 0
 you should see what skaters are wearing these days, its hilarious
  • 3 1
 @arrowheadrush: if only I could wear my tiny hat AND a helmet....
  • 11 0
 @arrowheadrush: look, I grew up in the 90s. I am really, really not looking forward to Jncos making a comeback.
  • 5 0
 @roma258: GTFO, Imiss having an 8 ball and tarantula on my back pocket.
  • 1 0
 @roma258: But it was pretty convenient to be able to put a one litre carton of chocolate milk in your back pocket. They'll be bringing back wallet chains next.
  • 9 0
 "Component of an elevated future. Designed not just to adapt but to defy all riding conditions." Branding is one thing but Fox has upped the game with the entire manifesto next to the zipper closure. Will this carry over to the summer line- "Component of an airy future. Designed to breathe the air with the vigor and tenacity of life." Did someone from the marketing department sneak into the manufactory area?
  • 7 1
 Need to fertilize your lawn homie. Lacking nitrogen lets the clover take over.
  • 2 0
 Maintaining a grass lawn is one of my least favorite cultural norms. f*ck spending $$$ and time fertilizing and all the other steps that are needed to keep "weeds" away.
  • 4 0
 “Ranger 2.5L Jacket comes with a logo that makes you look like a pretentious brand-obsessed douche.“
Oh good - I’ve really been working hard on that. Nice to see that a clothing company has my goals in mind.
  • 8 1
 Sleeves look looooong.
  • 5 1
 They won't look as long when you are stretched out riding. I assume they make them a little longer for that reason.
  • 3 0
 Yeah, does the guy modeling have short arms or are they all very long sleeves?
  • 6 1
 They do look long in these photos don't they? That's likely just because Fox only had large samples in this apparel since I got it before the release and I only had a medium "model" available...
  • 1 0
 @melonhead1145:

I have two current Ranger longsleeves and they fit great. Arms aren’t as long as in the picture while standing but not too short while on the bike either.
184cm, size L, normal to short-ish arms.
  • 2 0
 @sarahmoore: all that work by the design team..they must be bummed that their stuff looks like it's poorly cut.
  • 1 0
 Personally, being 6'4 (194cm) and a bit...I like the long sleeves!
  • 1 0
 @sarahmoore: So that's why the pant cuffs are below his calves.
  • 2 0
 Ranger 2.5 jacket would be better with a super thin hood that could tuck in unless being used. Who rides with a hood?????

Fox if you are reading this i have a product idea for your jackets. PM me.
  • 3 0
 no fox, fuck this guy. I have a GREEAT idea for your jackets. PM me, not this other loser
  • 3 0
 Have they addressed the biggest issue? My guess is.............nope.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy5PJ_5A-CM

Yeah it's moto but it applies equally to their MTB gear.
  • 1 0
 Thor has some MTB gear out this year, speaking of moto companies. Love my Fox MTB gloves, but I might have to track down some Thor gear, because their moto pants always felt more flexible than the Fox stuff.

www.vitalmtb.com/news/press-release/THOR-MX-Launches-New-MTB-Apparel-Line,3872
  • 2 0
 The new Thor kits looks great! I'm a fan of their moto gear. Wonder if they'll make those jerseys in ladies sizes?
...hopefully not in the typical hot pink & black.
  • 1 0
 The ranger GEL gloves coupled with oury non-lockon grips and vibrocore bars have completely removed bike park hand pain for me. Still a little stiff sometimes while riding but by the time I'm on the chairlift they feel completely normal. I can't recommend the combo enough.
  • 1 0
 I hope they return to the normal sizes and not the wrapped clothing, I has Fox shorts and jerseys from many years and 2019 suddenly the same size that I ever used was almost fitting, not mention to the worst closure in the shorts with a kind of hook, I don't know who was designing the 2019 kits but the sizes were totally wrong!.
  • 4 0
 For scale do we have height and sizes for the person wearing the clothes?
  • 4 0
 Yeah, he's 5'8 and 175lbs, would usually wear a Medium but Fox only had early production Large samples so I made do.
  • 9 0
 @sarahmoore: Does he have a head?
  • 1 1
 @sarahmoore: It would be my pleasure to grab those large samples out of your hands and put them to good use Smile
  • 3 0
 @Davec85: He prefers to remain anonymous Wink
  • 4 0
 Too Foxy for me. They need to tone it down
  • 2 0
 Hopefully they've fixed the Ranger cargo shorts this time around. The 2016 version was great, 2020 not so much...
  • 1 0
 The 3rd set, the grey and purple outfits I thought for sure that was a chick. Now I feel confused and am starting to question a lot of things.
  • 1 0
 Hope they've improved the quality of the Ranger jacket. Mine's falling apart after very light use. Stitching around the zips just disintegrates!
  • 1 0
 Yeah, it was updated mid way through the FA19 season to address the issue. All sorted now.
  • 1 0
 Was surprised just how tough those (non-gel) gloves were. They are very well made and fit just right. Some Fox stuff isnt the best quality though but most is decent.
  • 1 0
 How can some brands charge their ridiculous prices when you can buy Fox gear for balls?
  • 8 1
 Some brands make clothes that breathe well, and last more than one wash cycle?!?!?
  • 5 2
 Some gear lasts longer that 3.8 minutes... just saying.
  • 2 1
 @spencerbrawn: as far as jerseys go my Fox jerseys either feel like I’m wearing plastic wrap, or if they do breathe well then the snag like crazy the first time I wear it. My last pair of fox gloves tore at the wrist seam the first ride. My Troy lee jerseys and gloves last me years and still look great (except for the new Air Gloves which had a fabric pull on the first ride).
  • 3 0
 @unrooted: Went through a Fox Ranger long sleeve in it's first ride due to snags. Caught it on a branch that should have never torn it, planned on patching at home. Over the course of another hour, it ripped 3 more times and went straight in the trash.
  • 5 0
 @Gobstopper1: Yeah, I have a pair of Quicksilver beach/board shorts I got at Whistler 15 years ago — ridden in them probably 700 times, including dozens of crashes. Not a single tear or sign of damage aside from some slight fading of the black fabric. It’s the most durable and comfortable weave made from tough, thin, yet compliant hybridized yarns (surely a decent amount of durable nylon)...never snagged anything, ever.

And yet lots of newer riding attire is arguably practically designed for obsolescence in 1 season or less...due to using inappropriate yarns specs, weak weaves, snaggy yarns, snaggy weave/knit fabric architectures, etc, which increases replacement frequency (to the frustration of customers/users). Many Chinese raw material suppliers will peddle inferior or imitation goods at attractive prices — sometimes even substituting cheap/inferior materials after “certification” by the clothing brands (which happened to me w/Troy Lee synthetic-leather glove palms that wore-through in 4 hours of riding with multiple holes in the palm and fingers — which they warrantied after they acknowledged receiving a “bad batch” of material).

But I’m a former Fox factory team rider (Travis Pastrana and I were the only juniors on the team back then...beat him in dual slalom at Sea Otter =), so I’m hoping that 1) they sort out any material durability issues, as I’ve always had excellent luck with their products, and 2) that they go back to more moto-inspired DH gear and even trail gear — those greens, browns, and earthy tones look kind of dreary and drab to me...I’d rather be moto-flashy like Palmer or even Kovarik from 2000-2004 (or go mostly black with some bright highlights for contrast) and be seen by other riders on the trail, rather than blending into the greenery =P
  • 2 0
 @unrooted: I've had good luck with TLD and Specialized stuff. Not so much with Fox and Dakine. @WRCDH I have a pair of Specialized downhill shorts that are 10-12 years old. Worn, but stitching and materials are still good. I don't wear them much due to poor pocket placement and they are sorta out of fashion now (baggy). I was a huge Fox guy as a teen when I raced motox. The stuff was amazing... I miss those days.
  • 2 0
 The all green kit, just in time for hunting season. /face palms.
  • 2 0
 Designed in SOCAL obviously. I literally have fluro winter gear for this reason. So I dont get shot at!
  • 3 0
 @noplacelikeloam: you've just made yourself an easier target
  • 1 0
 @BurningBeard: erm, no, green and brown is a moving target to practice on. Shoot fluro and you wont be seeing mamma for 30 years.
  • 1 0
 @noplacelikeloam: well, my country have a tradition to hunt by ear mostly. No visual identification. Only if you want to "accidentaly" shoot someone to death. That's why invitation to go hunting is seen both as a sign of trust and a death sentence for those in powers. It leads for more incidents. Good god hunting is only allowed at closed grounds.
  • 1 0
 @BurningBeard: Whooa, didnt know that! Scary stuff!
  • 3 1
 No thanks don't wanna look like a clown
  • 1 0
 I need a over 40 yrs of age/Clydesdale clothing company.
  • 5 0
 7Mesh makes nice stuff
  • 1 0
 ...when you release new kit and it turns into a FOX hunt...
  • 1 0
 I've heard of of the headless horseman but headless foxman?
  • 1 0
 Looks like a garbage bag.
  • 1 0
 Wait, people still wear shorts?
  • 1 0
 Question is, do they offer snot management technology ?
  • 1 1
 I just wear Levi’s and t shirts when I ride; this kit is bananas.
  • 1 0
 ewww
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