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Alpinestars Bogota Pro Drystar Motorcycle Jacket and Pants Review | Gear 

After breaking in the Alpinestars Bogota Pro Drystar Jacket and Pants at the Husqvarna Norden 901 Expedition press launch in South Africa, I've continued...

Kemimoto Heated Motorcycle Review | Gear

I’m lucky enough to live in a part of Tennessee that only gets snowfall once or twice a year and where the roads are...

Joe Rocket Turbulent Motorcycle Jacket Review | Gear

As motorcycle gear technology evolves and improves, a lot of riding gear has become hyper-specific for a certain type of riding or certain weather...

Tourmaster Ridgecrest Mesh Adventure Jacket and Pants Review | Gear

Since the first issue of Rider’s 50th anniversary year, which includes this Tourmaster Ridgecrest Mesh Adventure jacket and pants review in Gear Lab, is...

Highway 21 Gunner Leather Motorcycle Jacket | Gear Review

Engineering a motorcycle jacket seems easy, but it gets complicated to strike the optimal balance of protection, versatility, and style. It’s almost impossible to...

Joe Rocket Sinister Leather Motorcycle Jacket | Gear Review

When it comes to leather motorcycle jackets, Joe Rocket doesn’t make the motorcycle-apparel equivalent of Chef Gordon Ramsey’s often cited cardinal sin of too...

Highway 21 Axle Waterproof Motorcycle Shoes | Gear Review

When I’m riding, no one has to tell me that the journey is the destination, because I’m usually not thinking about where I’ll end...

TCX Infinity 3 Gore-Tex Motorcycle Boots | Gear Review

When it comes to adventure riding, I’ve learned to expect the unexpected. Weather conditions, terrain, challenging situations – it’s all up for grabs. That’s...

Sedici ADV Motorcycle Gear Review: Viaggio Helmet and Garda WP Jacket and Pants

With specialized motorcycles comes specialized gear, especially ADV motorcycle gear. Adventure-bike helmets blend features of full-face helmets (such as a chinbar and a faceshield)...

Highway 21 Blockhouse Motorcycle Jeans | Gear Review

Helmet? Check. Jacket with armor? Check. Gloves with knuckle protection? You bet. Chaps? Ugh, hold on. I’ll be ready and waddling out the door...

Joe Rocket Ladies Wicked Motorcycle Jacket | Gear Review

When we’re talking about a motorcycle jacket, protection and comfort are the main considerations. Once those are met, what else do we look for?...

California Heat 12V Heated Motorcycle Gear | Gear Review

If you live in a colder climate (as I do) and are wondering (as I was), “What could a California company possibly know about...

Aerostich Pop-Up Event in Pleasanton, CA, March 21-25

What better way to ring in the next riding season than with some new perfectly fitted Aerostich gear? This year, there will be three...

Joe Rocket Dakota Motorcycle Jacket | Gear Review

There’s nothing quite like a good-looking leather motorcycle jacket that suits both the rider and their bike. I’m an everyday motorcyclist who owns a...

Zerofit HeatRub Baselayers | Gear Review

Motorcyclists who enjoy spending all day in the saddle understand the value and flexibility of layering. Each layer of clothing traps insulating air molecules,...

Alpinestars Tech-Air 3 Airbag Vest | Gear Review

The Alpinestars Tech-Air 3 is the newest addition to the Alpinestars lineup of airbag systems. The vest is positioned for use by urban commuters...

Alpinestars Faster 3 Shoes | Gear Review

They are called shoes in the Alpinestars sales and marketing literature, but the Faster 3 shoes are truly a hybrid crossover between shoes and...

Fly Racing Terra Trek Jacket and Pants | Gear Review

In a market where new top-tier ADV apparel can cost as much as your monthly rent or mortgage payment, the Fly Racing Terra Trek...

Umberto Luce Crimson Boots | Gear Review

Long before I got into motorcycles, I was into boots. As a rebellious middle-schooler, I stomped around in army-surplus combat boots. In high school,...

Aerostich: The Great American Motorcycle Suit

To tell the story of the legendary Aerostich riding suit is to tell a story about America. The dream of it, but also the...

Motoport Air Mesh Street Jeans | Gear Review

Bias alert: About 10 years ago, I procured a set of Air Mesh Kevlar overpants from Motoport. In the more than 100,000 miles of...

Klim Resistor HTD Gauntlet Gloves | Gear Review

With Arctic blasts of frigid air gifting us single-digit ambient temperatures here in New Jersey, most motorcycles are parked for the winter season. However,...

Aerostich Windstopper Jersey | Gear Review

Being a motorcyclist requires grit. We’re willing to risk discomfort, inconvenience, and hardship because the rewards are worth it. Every motorcycle ride has the...

British Motorcycle Gear Adventure Jacket | Review

Like an adventure-touring bike, an adventure-touring jacket needs to be ready for anything, come what may. It should provide comfort and protection in a...

Leatt X-Frame Knee Braces | Gear Review

With age comes wisdom, or so we hope. I rode motorcycles for decades before wising up to wearing knee braces when venturing off the...

Fly Racing Resistance Jeans | Gear Review

The old maxim “you get what you pay for” is usually a reliable predictor of quality, but when it comes to Fly Racing’s Resistance...

Gaerne Dakar GTX Boots | Gear Review

Riding on technical off-road terrain can be hard on feet, ankles, and lower legs. During stand-up riding, one’s full bodyweight is carried on the...

Olympia Airglide 6 Jacket and Pants | Gear Review

We’ve tested a lot of Olympia apparel over the years, starting with the Sentry Jacket and Ranger Pants back in 2003. And we’ve worn...

Fly Racing Flux Air Mesh Jacket | Gear Review

As the saying goes, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. But much of North America has felt like living...

Highway 21 Winchester Jacket | Gear Review

During the 20th century, a succession of field jackets — the M-43, M-51, and M-65, each named for the year it was first issued...

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