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iXS Nemesis Jacket and Nandi Pants Review

iXS Nemesis Jacket and Nandi Pants.

If the iXS name sounds familiar, it’s because the Swiss company has been making motorcycle apparel since 1979. We’ve tested iXS apparel before, and although it hasn’t been available in the U.S. for the past few years, the brand recently re-entered the market through a wholly owned distributor, iXS USA Inc. The iXS catalog runs the gamut—on- and off-road gear, ...

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Joe Rocket Ballistic Revolution Jacket Review

Joe Rocket Ballistic Revolution Jacket

Joe Rocket’s waterproof, textile Ballistic jacket and pants have been staple items in the company’s apparel lineup for years, and both have been steadily improved over time. The Ballistic Revolution is the ninth generation of this jacket, and it continues to offer plenty of comfort, style and protection for a reasonable price ($199.99 in most sizes). The three-quarter length outer ...

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Joe Rocket Atomic 5.0 Jacket

Joe Rocket Atomic 5.0 Jacket

The versatile Atomic 5.0 jacket by Joe Rocket has a waterproof treated and UV resistant RockTex outer chassis that is reinforced with abrasion-resistant Hitena panels in key impact areas, along with externally accessible CE-certified armor at the shoulders and elbows and a removable HD spine pad. The VariableFlow ventilation system features waterproof zippers and a patent pending Cross-Linked Cooling feature. ...

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Aerostich Classic City Tactical Two-Piece Motorcycle Suit Review

Aerostich Classic City Tactical Two-Piece Motorcycle Suit

The Aerostich Roadcrafter is the most easily identifiable riding suit in all of motorcycling. Made of 500-denier Cordura nylon, it’s earned a solid reputation among commuting, touring and adventure riders. Because Aerostich does post-crash repairs on its suits, it has seen firsthand how well Cordura nylon holds up. Based on years of observations, Aerostich determined that in accidents at typical ...

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Multiair XCR Boot from Alpinestars

Multiair XCR Boot from Alpinestars

The CE-certified touring Multiair XCR Boot from Alpinestars is versatile and durable. The innovative buckle closure system wraps 360 degrees around the Achilles and securely fastens via a lateral-side, reverse-action pump ratchet that allows the use of less material for light weight and better ergonomics. The Multiair XCR includes a breathable and waterproof Gore-Tex membrane. The main upper is constructed ...

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IXS Everton Motorcycle Jacket

The Everton motorcycle jacket from IXS

The Everton motorcycle jacket from IXS is a 3-in-1 jacket with a detachable soltoTEX membrane, an antiseptic polyester mesh lining with water barrier, and a removable padded thermal lining. The jacket’s upper material and Thermo lining are made of polyester while the membrane is made of polyurethane. The elbow and upper arm width are adjustable and the Everton includes shoulder, ...

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Roland Sands Bristol Motorcycle Jacket Review

Roland Sands Bristol Jacket

If clothes make the man, then a leather jacket makes the motorcyclist. Every rider should own at least one hide coat for stylin’ on sunny riding days, a classic symbol of our two-wheeled heritage that keeps your top half warm and protected, especially after it breaks in and becomes your second skin. Since I tend to wear water-resistant textile apparel ...

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Facebook Prize Winner Tests New Aerostich Suit

Jimmy Pickett poses with his new Aerostich R-3 motorcycle suit, which he won in Rider's 300,000 Facebook Fans Giveaway.

Jimmy Pickett from New York was the winner of our 300,000 Facebook Fans Contest in January. He won an R-3 riding suit from Aerostich and had it custom made in his choice of colors and tailored to fit. This past weekend, Jimmy took his 2014 Honda F6B out of storage and went on his first ride of the 2016 season ...

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Rev’It Cayenne Pro Motorcycle Jacket and Pants Review

Rev’It Cayenne Pro Jacket and Pants

Heat and exertion can make it problematic to dress adequately for a ride. Adventure and off-road riding, for example, often requires a lot of standing and otherwise moving about on the bike, which quickly warms the rider to the sweating point, even in cooler weather. And when it’s hot out, most of the heavy-duty apparel you need to be adequately ...

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BMW Rallye Motorcycle Suit Review

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BMW strives to maintain its premium image as a motorcycle brand, which carries over to its apparel. We’ve tested all sorts of BMW-branded jackets, pants, boots and gloves over the years, and the general consensus among our crew of use-it-and-abuse-it testers is that the gear may be expensive, but you get what you pay for. BMW’s Rallye Suit, the gear ...

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