While women are a common site on the starting line at a race today, I find it pretty uncommon to find women’s gear that isn’t pink. While the SE Jersey isn’t specifically designed for women, the Starburst Black/Purple offers the perfect solution for conveying that I’m a girl without using the stereotypical pink.
Get noticed on the track or trail
MSRP: SE Jersey Starburst Black/Purple, $65
SE Pant Starburst Black, $175
SE Pro Glove Flo Orange, $32
SE3 Helmet Reflection Red, $49
By Heather Wilson
While women are a common site on the starting line at a race today, I find it pretty uncommon to find women’s gear that isn’t pink. While the SE Jersey isn’t specifically designed for women, the Starburst Black/Purple offers the perfect solution for conveying that I’m a girl without using the stereotypical pink. (The pop of orange in the middle also goes great with my KTM.)
Fit-wise, the jersey is breathable and super stretchy. Maybe it’s considered old school these days, but I like having my jersey tucked into my pants. A lot of jerseys I’ve worn in the past tend to slip out when riding. Troy Lee’s gel lettering on the lower back of the jersey keeps it in place. And while it’s never my intention to crash, crashes happen in off-road riding, so the sewn-in elbow padding is a huge bonus.
The SE Pant Starburst Black look sleek. The color scheme is fairly versatile so you can change up your whole look by swapping into different jerseys.
The SE Pro Glove is the most comfortable glove I’ve ever worn. Have I mentioned I love stretchy material? What I also love about this glove is that it doesn’t have a Velcro or snap closure. You simply pull the glove on and with the spandex material, it forms to your hand and wrist.
As far as sizing, I’d suggest ordering up a size or two in the pants, as I was way off on estimating my pant size. After trying on 28s, already a size or two up from my jean size, I eventually ended up with 32s. I needed the room to wear spandex leggings underneath and for knee braces. As for the jersey, it fit true to size.
A small SE3 Helmet fit me perfectly. I’ve worn XS in a lot of other brands, but the small worked here. Plus, the removable liners offer me the ability to easily wash the inside of my stinky, sweaty helmet.
For more than 30 years, Troy Lee has made his mark on riding gear, first with his artistic ability customizing helmets, and now with research into safety and protection. The SE line of Troy Lee’s Moto Gear is definitely worth the investment and will get you noticed on the track or trail.