Style with comfort
By the staff of Dirt Wheels
Photos by Rachel Bosemer
❏ There are more riding-gear companies out there than most
even know about. But while there isn’t a company that specifically tailors gear to our kind of riding—ATV riding—we traditionally wear dirt bike riding pants, gloves and jerseys. Answer
has been in the gear game for a long time, and they recently
released their 2017 gear lineup with some stylish new threads.
We chose the Elite set to test.
The Answer Elite jersey costs $45.95
and is designed with ventilation and
comfort in mind. It uses a lightweight
waffle-poly fabric and mesh to keep the
rider cool during hot temperatures. The
collar is comfortable, and the cuffs are a
soft fabric so they won’t be too tight. The
construction of the Elite jersey allows for
a great amount of freedom of movement.
The tail section of the jersey is long, so it
will stay tucked in the pant.
The Answer Elite pant will run you
$129.95 . It is lightweight and looks great.
The fit of the pant is quite comfortable,
and it does offer some ventilation, but
not as much as some other pants on the
market. There are two waist-adjustment
straps on either side of the Elite pant,
which helps customize the fit, and a
ratchet-style center buckle with a large
zipper on the fly are nice touches. The
inside of the padded knee of the pant
has a leather section, so you won’t get
The slip-on style of the Answer Elite
glove offers a better fit than we assumed.
The cuff is made of a stretchable material to hold the glove on comfortably
The glove is very breathable, and there
is leather reinforcement on the thumb
section. The fingertips have a gel-coat
design to provide good grip for better
lever control. The gloves cost $32.95.
Answer’s 2017 Elite gear is an all-around great set. The jersey, glove
and pant are all lightweight and very
comfortable to wear. The pant seems
durable and fits well with the adjustable waist section, and the long tail
of the jersey helps keep it tucked in.
The gloves don’t bunch up, which
is a major plus as well. To get your
own set of Answer Elite gear, go to
www.answerracing.com or to your
nearest Tucker Rocky dealer. ❏
We rode for hours on
end in the Answer Elite
riding gear set and
were happy with how
it breathed and performed. Durability is
noticeable in the construction of the gear.
The Elite pant has
a good fit, and the
adjustable waist straps
make it even better.
The front closure system includes a ratch-et-type buckle and a
Answer’s Elite riding
gear is lightweight and
comfortable to wear.
The jersey vents very
well on hot days.