It’s been a fair while since I wore Scott gear and I’ve got to admit I wasn’t blown away when I last visited it. This time around I’ve been running a set of 2014 Scott Squadron gear and I can honestly say I’ve given it an absolute flogging. Just in the last six weeks we’ve tested about 15 bikes in heat and dust and pouring rain. I’ve hit the ground a couple of times and been drowned at least once and in between that I’ve bounced off trees and so on – the usual for me. So far though, I haven’t even pulled a seam on the Scott gear.

The fit of the jersey is my favourite aspect of the whole ensemble. Its 100 per cent polyester is stretchy and light with a comfortable neck cut and pretty good sleeve collars. The back isn’t as long as I’d like but that’s not exactly a deal-breaker.

The pants are good too but it’s here that you find the concession for the lower price. And it’s mostly in the way they fit on your waist in that there’s no size adjustment. It can be handy to have an extra means to pull the pant tighter or loosen it but that’s not present here, apart from the primary buckle.

The gloves are a nice fit and, while I suggest you don’t pull too hard on the collar as it feels a little thin and may rip, the rest of the design is solid.

The Squadron 350 is excellent value for the price and you’d be hard-pressed to find anything better from the same dollar.



JERSEY $39.95

100% Polyester

New sublimated graphics

Dual layer V-neck collar

Raglan sleeve with padded elbow

Lycra cuff for a snug fit



PANTS $129.95

80% Polyester, 9% Polyurethane, 5% Polyamide, 4% Leather, 2% Elastane

New design with high-end fabrics

Articulated pre-bent fit in rider attack position

Ribbed Spandex upper knee

Stamped leather inner knees for durability

Natural lower leg cuff

Ultra-light TPRs



GLOVES $29.95

Palm: 60% Nylon, 40% Polyurethane; Upper: 25% Polyester, 20% Nylon, 5% Polyurethane

New updated design

Slip-on design

Single layer Nash synthetic leather palm for maximum feel

Silicone tacky palm and lever grip