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SixSixOne Sub Gear SS Shirt

Average User Rating: (OK)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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“Good idea that doesn't go far enough”

The Good: not bulky or hot

The Bad: not that great of protection

Overall Review:

This sub gear shirt does a good job of adding a little extra protection, mostly for the shoulders, without getting too hot or cumbersome.

Notes about the fit:while it does loosen up over time the fit out of the box is rather tight.  I guess that's just part of how compression gear works and how protection in general fits, but it takes a little getting used to if you are accustomed to riding in a loose t-shirt or jersey.

I really like the idea of having some protection for the chest and shoulders that fits nicely under a jersey and that doesn't restrict movement but I hope that future iterations of this product will take the next step and offer a bit more protection (slightly thicker padding) plus add sections for the lower chest and ribs while still keeping a slim package to tuck under your regular riding jersey.

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“Mostly useless armor, only good for some shoulder abrasion resistance”

The Good: Highly breathable, lightweight

The Bad: Poor protection, hard to take off, sizing a bit off, chest compression kind of makes cardio harder by restricting heavy breathing

Overall Review: Seems like something you wear under a jersey, rather than alone. When alone, the wind hits the sweat and makes it extra chilly, which is annoying if you stop at all and it's windy, especially past sunset. It doesn't look all that good anyways. What I wanted was some chest protection for insurance on over the bar crashes and some shoulder protection to take some sting out of shoulder rolls. It does the shoulder roll decently, but the chest protection is mostly useless and placed too high. I recommend something like the TLD 7850 instead.

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Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

Specifications

Riding Type
Material
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Color
Should Pads
Spine Pads
Elbow Pads
Forearm Pads
Miscellaneous Compression fit, breathable fabric construction improves blood flow and boosts muscle recoveryFlat locked seams reduce chafingEVA chest and Intella-Foam shoulder panelsSizing: With tape level, measure around the fullest part of the chest, just under the arms and around the shoulder blades S M L XL Chest 32 - 34 36 - 38 40 - 42 44 - 46 Waist 26 - 28 28 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36
Price $69.95
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry