Aussie Grit Apparel mixes performance material with a classy fit and understated style - all from the brain of Mark Webber.
The brain child of Mark Webber and associates Aussie Grit Apparel is premium quality clothing for mountain biking and trail running that is carved out countless adventures and a passion for the outdoors.
Aussie Grit Flint Shorts
Damn. These shorts are comfy! Sliding into these was like the moment that Cinderella found the glass slipper. The cut of the Flint is totally on point, the fitted design coupled with the supple & stretchy materials make for a streamlined short with no annoying flappy pockets to get caught on a your saddle.
Lots of vents give good airflow and the lightweight chamois breathes exceptionally well and doesn’t feel like you are wearing a diaper around.
The absence of a full waistband/belt in favour of simple drawcord and lycra setup make the pants a sinch to adjust but more than anything they fit like a like a dream.
There is some subbtle reflective piping and logo and a small pocket for a set of keys or a phone.
Price: $265 via Aussie Grit's website
Aussie Grit Flint Jersey
The jersey is a similar affair. A simple design that has been well executed. The jersey has a streamlined cut that feels good against the skin, with a cool pattern refelecting the contours of a map.
The jersye features a full length zip, 3 pockets across the back & a small zip up pocket too for car keys or something small that you don't want to lose.
The sleeves are long and the raglan cut means they fit really well, especially with the four-way stretch material. Combined with the Flint shorts, you've got a set of kit that blurs the lines between all-out XC performance and trail sensibilities. The full zip jersesy is just so easy to deal with, and pockets mean you can ride bag free and not risk leaving spares or snacks at home. It's the perfect set of kit for riding fast all day.
There are mens and ladies cuts available, check website for colour schemes.
We're very impressed with the Aussie Grit Apparel gear for their first run at mountain bike clothing. It's not cheap, but the quality of the shorts and precise fit means it's likely to suit riders who want to spend time on the bike without looking like a teenager in baggy clothing, or having excess gear to snag or stay wet. This stuff comes highly recommended if that sounds like you. Funnily enough, it would probably be great for an adventure race too!