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In the beginning, there was leather. Humans have been using leather for armor and protection since the first bright souls figured out that an extra layer of toughened animal hide would do well to protect our own vulnerable epidermis. Early motorcyclists, aware of leather’s excellent abrasion resistance, adopted it as the de facto uniform of choice, which it remained until ...

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Gear Review: Riding Jeans Buyer’s Guide

The Bilt Iron Workers Iron jeans' knee armor pockets are small and non-adjustable, so if the armor doesn't sit right where you need it, you're out of luck.

Think wearing regular jeans when you ride is enough to keep you safe in a fall? Think again. Regular denim does very little on its own to protect you from abrasion, and it does nothing at all to protect you from an impact. Motorcycle-specific riding jeans are built especially for riders, with added layers of abrasion-resistant fabric and, in many ...

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Fly Street Gear Rain Suit, Glove Covers & Boot Covers

Fly Street Gear 2-Piece Rain Suit.

Stay dry from head to toe in Fly Street Gear’s 2-piece Rain Suit, Glove Rain Covers and Boot Rain Covers. The Rain Suit ($79.95) has a polyester shell with a slick liner that makes putting it on a breeze. Shoe straps hold the pant cuffs down to keep water out, and rear vents allow breathability to keep you dry inside ...

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Olympia Moto Sports Airglide Jacket & Pants

Olympia Airglide Jacket

Stay cool when it’s hot, and warm and dry when it’s not, with Olympia’s Airglide jacket and pants. The outer shells are constructed of 500-denier Cordura with ballistic mesh panels. The jacket includes a waterproof layer that can be worn over or under the outer shell and a Thermolite insulating layer. Pants include an over/under waterproof layer. The Airglide jacket ...

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Gear Review: Fly Cool Pro Mesh Jacket and Pants

The Fly Cool Pro Mesh Jacket and Pants are a great way to beat the heat. (Photo: Kevin Wing)

Established in 1998 by Western Power Sports, a powersports distributor based in Boise, Idaho, the Fly brand includes Fly Racing (gear for dirt bikes, BMX and mountain bikes, snowmobiles and watercraft) and Fly Street (gear for on-road motorcycles, including helmets, apparel and luggage). With summer upon us, I’ve been beating the heat with Fly Street’s Cool Pro Mesh Jacket and ...

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Harley-Davidson Collaboration from Stance Socks

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With a nod to the Motor Company’s deep, all-American roots, Stance’s Harley-Davidson Collaboration celebrates early H-D logos and styles on an often overlooked item of clothing. With a deep heel pocket, plush combed cotton and a self-adjusting cuff, these premium athletic socks surround feet in comfort. A reinforced heel and toe provide additional cushioning and durability, an elastic arch offers ...

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KTM HQ Adventure Suit Review

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Nearly every motorcycle manufacturer offers its own line of branded riding apparel, and KTM is no exception. Like its motorcycle lineup, the Austrian company’s PowerWear line includes gear for adventure, street and off-road riding, everything from jackets and pants to helmets, boots and gloves, most of it trimmed in KTM’s trademark orange. Designed in-house and manufactured in Vietnam, the HQ Adventure jacket and pants are ...

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Aerostich Transit 2 Suit Review

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Back in 2008, Aerostich released the first-generation Transit suit, made of Gore-Tex Pro Shell leather—top-grain leather fused with a breathable, waterproof inner membrane. During tanning, the leather is treated with repellents so it won’t absorb water like traditional leather, and molded-tooth waterproof zippers round out the keep-the-rider-dry strategy. The Transit is covered with thousands of micro-perforations that allow moisture to ...

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Aerostich Spring Open House, Duluth, Minnesota, May 16

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Mark your calendars and ride to Duluth, Minnesota, for Aerostich’s Spring Open House, May 16th, 2015, from 8am to 4pm. Check out all of the new catalog products (over 70) and all the latest riding gear and garments while you mix and mingle with Aerostich staff, fellow motorcyclists and malcontents riding in from parts unknown. • Free on-site seminars and ...

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Olympia Moto Sports Horizon Rainsuit Review

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Riding in the rain is either one of the great joys of motorcycling or one of its biggest hassles. Either way you look at it, you need a good rainproof outer layer to keep the rain out. Some riders choose riding gear made of waterproof material, but many others, especially those who don’t ride in rain often, prefer to carry ...

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