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Harley-Davidson Road Warrior 3-in-1 Jacket Review

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By Jerry Smith With luggage space as limited as it is on many bikes, gear that performs more than one task isn’t just a good idea, it’s practically a requirement. Harley-Davidson’s new Road Warrior—a leather jacket with a removable hooded vest liner—is billed as a “3-in-1” jacket, and depending on how well you need it to succeed at those three ...

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Scorpion Strike Motorcycle Jacket Review

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[This Scorpion Strike Motorcycle Jacket Review was originally published in the November 2008 issue of Rider magazine] We’re all seeking the same thing ultimately, which is a product that costs a fair price and returns a fair amount of value. If that’s your goal, then the Scorpion Strike motorcycle jacket should do nicely. It features a waterproof 600-denier ballistic nylon ...

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BMG Challenger Motorcycle Jacket Review

Review by Olaf Wolff [This BMG Challenger Motorcycle Jacket Review was originally published in the May 2008 issue of Rider magazine] The BMG Challenger three-quarter armored textile jacket packs a walloping first impression. From its striking appearance to its confidence-inspiring heft, there’s little doubt that the Challenger is dukeing it out in the heavyweight class–nothing wimpy, frilly, or lightweight going ...

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Joe Rocket Super Tour Motorcycle Jacket Review

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[This Joe Rocket Super Tour Motorcycle Jacket Review was originally published in the March 2008 issue of Rider magazine] When Honda authorizes a jacket to bear the name of its popular Gold Wing dresser tourer, you know it’s going to have to be versatile. Long-range riders encounter all sorts of weather, so their gear must be adaptable to heat, cold ...

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Cortech LNX Women's Leather Motorcycle Jacket Review

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[This Cortech LNX Women’s Leather Motorcycle Jacket Review was originally published in the October 2007 issue of Rider magazine] Even though you’re reading the October issue, I’m writing this in July, and my favorite time of year is in full swing. One of the reasons I really like summer is because it’s easy to get suited up for a ride. ...

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Tour Master Flex Series 2 Motorcycle Jacket Review

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[This Tour Master Flex Series 2 Motorcycle Jacket Review was originally published in the July 2008 issue of Rider magazine] On an almost daily basis, I shake my head in disbelief as motorcyclists ZIP BY wearing say, nothing more than a back protector over a T-shirt and jeans. Clearly, one’s instinct of self-preservation can get stuck in the “off” position. ...

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Alpinestars Neo Motorcycle Jacket Review

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Review by Olaf Wolff [This Alpinestars Neo Motorcycle Jacket Review was originally published in the June 2008 issue of Rider magazine] This was a jacket I wanted to like right off the bat, simply based on its bodacious profile. With black perforated full-grain leather along the shoulders and top of the arms and water-resistant 600-Denier fabric imaginatively filling in the ...

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Firstgear Kilimanjaro Motorcycle Jacket Review

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By Jerry Smith Recent years have been tough on Harley traditionalists, what with counterbalanced Big Twins, liquid-cooled V-Rods and fuel-injected everything muddying up the waters of nostalgia. But for some riders progress is a good thing, and not just in terms of bikes, but riding gear, as well. Black leather is giving way to synthetic fabrics, and the basic biker ...

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Firstgear Scout IV Motorcycle Jacket Review

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By Bill Heald [This Firstgear Scout IV Motorcycle Jacket Review was originally published in the January 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Call me obsessed, but I pay close attention to the evolution of the riding apparel I’ve used over the years. For example, I stay aware of the new features that grace the new version of my helmet, and I ...

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Vanson Cobra Mark 2 Star Leather Motorcycle Jacket Review

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By Troy Siahaan [This Vanson Cobra Mark 2 Star Leather Motorcycle Jacket Review was originally published in the February 2008 issue of Rider magazine] There are certain symbols that are recognizable no matter where you go: a crucifix, stop signs and the Golden Arches, to name a few. In the motorcycling world there’s another symbol that gets instant recognition: the ...

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