Thor Pulse Gear Set

Company: Thor

Price: $117

Additional Pricing

  • Pant: $69.95
  • Jersey: $24.95
  • Glove: $21.95
Roost
  • Price.
  • Good mobility.
  • Lightweight.
  • Stylish.
Endo
  • Jersey can get a little hot at times.

Credits

  • Writer: Trevor Hunter
  • Photographer: Trevor Hunter/Eric Hallgath

What it is

  • Thor's price line gear set.

Thor has been around the American motocross scene since the beginning and has withstood the test of time in a world that seems to see more players go rather than stay. To do so, producing quality products and adjusting to the new generation of riders is a must. In addition to the Prime Fit gear set, Thor sent us their Pulse gear set as their price line gear combo.

The pants are constructed with abrasion resistant Polyester and Nylon with double and triple stitched seams that are supposed to offer better durability. A pre-curved knee is built into the pant to assume a rider’s “attack position” for a claimed better comfort and better performance. In addition, the pants feature an athletic mesh inner liner and TPR assortments throughout the chassis. The pants are available in sizes 28-48 in a variety of colors for $69.95.

Additionally, the Pulse jersey is a performance fit jersey designed to offer exceptional mobility and retain a lightweight feeling. Also, moisture wicking fabric is utilized to assist in keeping riders cool while out on the track or trails. The collar is constructed of soft stretch material with a four-way stretch poly construction while sublimated graphics are incorporated to minimize fading. The Pulse jersey retails for $24.95 and is available in sizes S-2XL.

Finally, the Spectrum glove rounds out the Pulse gear set and serves as a middle of the road glove. It isn’t a minimalist glove like the Void glove, but it also steers away from the handguard like Defend gloves. The Mesh and Airprene constructed glove features some rubber backhand protection along with a lightly padded perforated palm. Likewise, the strapped glove features silicone treated finger tips for grip and wrapped thumb and gripping points for optimal durability.

"A pre-curved knee is built into the pant to assume a rider’s “attack position” for a claimed better comfort and better performance."

How it works

  • Solid fit.
  • Good adjustability with the Velcro side straps.
  • Durable.
  • Lightweight.
  • Average ventilation.

Thor’s Pulse lineup of gear is designed to accommodate every rider with its neutral fit bridging the gap from the ultra tight Prime Fit gear to some of the baggier gear. Additionally, the adjustable side straps allow for some flexibility in the waist to get a more accurate fit and we were able to do just that. Due to it being more of a basic gear set, it is pretty lightweight since it doesn’t boast all the extra pieces a lot of the expensive gear sets offer.

The mobility of the gear is pretty good. With the inclusion of stretch panels around the knees and front of the pants, we never felt hindered by the movement of the gear. It isn’t quite on the same level of flexibility and movement as Thor’s Prime Fit gear; however, it isn’t expected to be and it lived up to its standards. Additionally, the ventilation of the gear is average. It isn’t like wearing a wool sweater in the summer months but it also doesn’t feel like you have an AC unit mounted on the bars either. We expect the Pulse Air and and Fuse Air kits to handle the riding during the hot summer months.

The fit of the gear of is spot on. The Medium jersey is more of an athletic fit, but not too tight like the compression-sleeved Prime Fit gear. The cuffs and the neck aren’t too restrictive and are fairly wide making for a comfortable fit. Additionally, the pants fit about as good as any. They are middle of the road as far as tightness leaving enough room for a semi-loose fit while wearing knee braces but not being overly baggy without braces. Similarly, the waist and leg length are true to size with our Size 30 pant. Finally, the glove is a little more of a looser fit than I prefer while also being a little more bulky; however, it compliments the minimalist Void glove as it fulfills the need of riders looking for a bit more hand protection.

Durability wise, the Pulse gear set has been very good. With quite a few months of riding time in the set going from the moto track to 2+ hour desert and GP races, everything is still in tack and looks to be in good shape. The white leather panels on the inside of the knees have stained a bit but that’s to be expected and not too noticeable. Additionally, we’ve got a couple loose threads and scuffs in the knee area after a couple hits to the ground but nothing major and nothing to worry about. The jersey looks as if it’s still brand new along with the glove.

Overall, Thor’s Pulse gear set is tough to beat for the price. At $117 for the entire set, it features some premium features like adjustable side straps and leather on the inside of the knees while still retaining a lightweight feel and good mobility. Likewise, it has lasted like a high-end gear set and the fit is appealing to a variety of riders with its athletic yet loose feel. For being a very affordable gear set, Thor hit all the marks while supplying premium qualities like the leather knees and adjustable side straps.

"With the inclusion of stretch panels around the knees and front of the pants, we never felt hindered by the movement of the gear."