AXO is one of the oldest companies to produce motocross gear and has made a strong impact lately in the European MXGP scene. Back in the late 80's/early 90's, AXO was perhaps the most popular choice for gear before Fox and Thor gained their undisputed popularity. Currently, AXO is not sold in most US motorcycle retail shops, however, it is in European countries, especially Italy. In fact, the reigning MXGP MX1 champion, Antonio Cairoli, is the poster boy for AXO across the world, even in America. Therefore, if you are able to get a hold of the gear stateside, it puts you in a somewhat elite club.
The Scatter jersey is very lightweight in feel, yet the jersey is a well made double-mesh. The fit was a little big compared to most other brands, however, I prefer a looser fit on the track. The jersey is designed to fit under or over a chest protector. After several rides and washes, the colors did not fade and the 100% Poly construction also blocked much of the sweat odor. The shirt tail is long, making it easy to tuck in and the back design is perfectly suitable for iron-on lettering and numbers.
AXO's Scatter pant was truly a pleasant surprise. Taking a cue from early 2000's No Fear Elektron pants, AXO has separated the top of the pant from the lower calf area, which is tucked in the boot, allowing a much better range of motion while in the riding position. The knee area stretches and is big enough to comfortably fit any knee braces. The pants are efficiently vented and equipped with stretch panels that resist pulling in the wrong areas and constant friction with the seat. These pants are top of the line and are truly fit for champions, such as the great Antonio Cairoli.
AXO products are a little difficult to find in the States, but if you want to stand out from the average local rider, an AXO Scatter colorway may be right for you.