We at Dual Sport School are very tough on gear. We not only ride over 30,000 miles a year on our bikes, but also show our students some of the toughest terrain available. We ride in rocks, sand, mud, water, gravel, and extremely bumpy roads and trails. We ride in rain, cold, and extreme heat.
We try to find the best gear available, because poorly designed gear might leave us stranded or having to deal with a major problem that might have been avoided with better gear.
If gear will stand up to our testing, you can trust it for the most extreme adventures.
I have been using Moto Skivees shorts for 2 years, and I can’t imagine a long ride without them. Without a doubt, these are essential riding gear for ADV riders.
About 6 months ago, I noticed that my legs just above my boot tops were very swollen and cut up after a long ride. I started looking into the best motorcycle socks and motocross socks. According to the Internet, Moose Racing had the most popular sock. So I bought 2 pair. While they are comfortable and easy to get on and off, they didn’t stop the swelling in my legs. Also, they stunk to high heaven after a ride. I literally had to keep them in a separate bag from my clean clothes.
A couple of weeks later, I found out Moto Skiveez had just come out with a pair of socks. So I tried them. The difference was like night and day. They were compression socks and were hard to get on. Once on, they felt tight and I was concerned that this was going to make my leg swell even more.
To my surprise, the socks were great to ride it. It was a very hot day, and when I got home after a 7 hour ride, I was exhausted. I had a tough time getting them off because I was so tired. But immediately, I noticed that there was no swelling at all in my legs. The pain was also gone. The next thing that I noticed was that they didn’t smell bad. In fact… they smelled kind of good.
I found out that the sock fabric is made with aloe vera, which fights bacteria, so it kills the bacteria that causes the odors.
The next time I taught an off road class, I wore the socks for 4 days in a row as a test. I’d say that they were on for at least 8 hours a day. I will admit, that by the end of the 4th day, they didn’t smell as good as the first day anymore, but they didn’t smell half as bad at the Moose Racing socks smelled after just 6 hours.
Apparently, I needed compression socks to stop the swelling in my legs, but even if I didn’t… I would wear these socks for the reduced smell alone. I love them and recommend them to all riders looking for a better sock.
I just got back from a 9 day Baja trip, and ran into a group of riders down there that were also loyal fans of the riding shorts. When they heard about the socks, they couldn’t wait to get them.
Moto-Skiveez has another winner on their hands. Get some!
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