Shift Vertex suit keeps it classy

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We’ve been following Shift with interest; it seems able to tap into the psyche of the young, urban sportsbike buyer in a way most other brands are too pretentious to try. Getting riders to wear actual, functional safety gear is an admirable achievement, especially among an audience traditionally averse to it. In addition to its popular jacket range, Shift offers leather race suits. This new Vertex suit brings both specification and looks equivalent to competition from the likes of Alpinestars.
1.2-1.4mm leather (doubled in impact areas) is used throughout, as is
CE-certified body armor. Stretch Kevlar panels are used inside major
joints, there’s an aerodynamic back hump, heavy venting and a washable
liner too. Shift’s trademark style is present, but here is refreshingly
toned down and classy, in keeping with the Vertex’s premium price tag:


Shift’s Vertex suits are available on

Shift Racing Vertex Suit

  • Remy

    I’d ride in that and be the fastest zebra at the track (that’s probably still slow compared to a real zebra).

    But seriously, if I didn’t have a custom suit I would ride in that.

  • Tim

    for a Fox brand its not bad, but i still do not trust it.

  • Mitch

    Shift is reaching pretty far with a top tier offering like this. While I really like their aesthetic you can’t really fight with Dainese and Alpinestars at that price point without the marketing and product that says you’re serious about performance.

  • The One

    Shift suits are top of the line. Designed by the same person that designed Hagas, Checa, Haydens and many other famous riders suits. Its easy for people not to trust something that they haven’t seen our heard feed back from but SHIFT hit a homerun with this!

  • Diego Martinez

    Info regarding the designer is in fact correct, I have noticed the cut for Shift gear is a bit leaner, fit’s me beautifully, and this suit fits like it was custom made for me. Crashed in their M1 suit a couple times, and the damn thing is still structurally sound. They got my business for life.