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Power Trip Gauge Mesh and Pivot Motorcycle Jackets Review

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Two hundred and sixty bucks is a pretty typical price for a decent textile riding jacket, wouldn’t you say? What if that could buy you two? Joe Rocket’s Power Trip line says it has redefined cheap with its Gauge Mesh and Pivot jackets, and we’re inclined to agree. Starting at $129.99 each, you could own both an armored mesh jacket ...

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Triumph ISDT Motorcycle Jacket Review

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I like my riding gear like I like my motorcycles––simple, classic and functional––and when I got a Triumph Bonneville I developed a yearning for a jacket like the old waxed-cotton Belstaff I had in my lost youth. It was a foul green and smelled so bad my roommates wouldn’t let me come in the house wearing it––they made me hang ...

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Klim Latitude Misano Jacket and Pants Review

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Stopping to fiddle with rain gear or zip-in liners is a hassle. Klim’s Latitude Misano Gore-Tex jacket and pants provide high levels of protection and comfort with the convenience of breathable, waterproof Gore-Tex bonded to the inner surface of the entire outer shell. No rain gear required. Klim (rhymes with “time”) designed both garments with rugged 840D Cordura in impact ...

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Held Camaris/Ravero Motorcycle Suit Review

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Held, a 60-year-old German company best known in the U.S. for its high-quality gloves, also makes motorcycle apparel and luggage. One of Held’s most unique offerings is the Camaris jacket and Ravero pants, a touring suit that combines the abrasion resistance and style of leather with the versatility of textile and the weather protection of Gore-Tex. The outer shell is ...

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Tour Master Trinity Series 2 Women's Motorcycle Jacket Review

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While motorcycling remains a primarily male activity, more women are riding their own bikes and as passengers. Still, it’s often difficult to find riding wear that is cut specifically for women, and especially top-line gear at a reasonable price. That’s why I was enthused to find this new Tour Master Trinity Series 3 jacket for my friend, Patti. The three-quarter-length ...

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Olympia Moto Sports MotoQuest Guide Suit Review

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For four years, I wore Olympia Moto Sport’s X Moto jacket and pants on countless adventure rides (Rider, August 2010 and on ridermag.wpengine.com). The extremely versatile, durable gear held up well over thousands of rough-n-tumble miles, close encounters with rocks, cacti and terra firma, and a wide range of climatic conditions. What endeared the X Moto to me was its ...

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Rev’It Sand 2 Motorcycle Suit Review

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If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes. While somewhat of an exaggeration, riding in the Northeast does require being prepared for rapid weather and temperature changes. Since it’s awkward packing several jackets and pants for each trip, I’ve been on a quest to discover the ultimate riding suit. New materials have allowed an evolution in riding gear, and ...

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Harley-Davidson Beginnings Leather Jacket Review

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Sometimes I wish I still had the first leather jacket I received at Rider. As I recall, I gave it away because it lacked vents and armor, but I’m sure it’s out there somewhere all beat-up and still keeping a fellow rider warm—leather just never wears out. These days I tend to favor textile apparel for its versatility, but I’m ...

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Icon Outsider Motorcycle Jacket Review

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After years of producing great gear for racing and sport riding, Icon recently made a splash in the cruiser world with a line of top-quality riding gear designed for the distinguished motorcyclist. Icon 1000 gear is aimed at the high-end cruiser rider, the motorcyclist who appreciates value and isn’t afraid to pay a premium for a premium product. At the ...

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