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Klim Ai-1 Airbag Vest | Gear Review

Airbag vests are becoming more mainstream, the technology trickling down from MotoGP racing to mere mortals like you and me. There are two broad...

TCX Rush 2 Waterproof Boots | Gear Review

The TCX Rush 2 Waterproof boot is a low profile, user-friendly boot designed for the rider with an active lifestyle. Whether you’re touring or...

Aerostitch Elkskin Roper Gloves | Gear Review

I have to admit that I have a thing for gloves. The human hand is a delicate piece of architecture, sensitive enough to fret...

Scorpion Optima Jacket | Gear Review

The Scorpion Optima jacket is a commuter motorcyclist's dream — affordable, waterproof, amply ventilated and equipped with a removable thermal liner, the Optima ticks...

Pando Moto Capo Cor 01 Shirt | Gear Review

It’s no secret motorcycle apparel is often at odds with fashion. Luckily, Pando Moto has arrived to stem the tide of frumpy moto gear...

Rev’It Neptune GTX Ladies’ Suit | Gear Review

Rev’It is based in the Netherlands, which has a mild maritime climate (think moderate summers, cool winters and plenty of rain and wind), and...

Spidi Clubber Jacket | Gear Review

The Spidi Clubber jacket is the Italian brand’s latest retro leather ensemble, providing stylish looks with the utmost protection for fashion-forward riders. The clubber...

Sidi Mid Adventure 2 Gore-Tex Boots | Gear Review

In all my years of riding and reviewing products, very little has been as durable as my original Sidi Adventure Gore Tex boots. Despite...

Joe Rocket Cleo Elite Mesh Jacket | Gear Review

Summer is coming. In our little corner of the world, sticking to the coast is the best way to avoid the heat, but sometimes...

Alpinestars Corozal Adventure Drystar Boots | Gear Review

When it comes to motorcycle boots, we typically want opposing features. Just as we want motorcycle tires that provide sticky grip as well as...

Sidi Performer Gore-Tex Boots | Gear Review

Remember when there were only two kinds of motorcycle boots, street and dirt? Things have changed a lot since then, since specialization has crept...

Aether Divide Jacket and Pants | Gear Review

Motorcycle touring, especially of the adventure-ish sort that involves highly variable temperatures, precipitation and riding conditions, is best done with reliably protective apparel, and...

Klim Artemis Gore-Tex Jacket | Gear Review

Idaho-based Klim has been crafting adventure apparel since 2010, and in that time has built a reputation on its commitment to putting durability and...

Racer Guide Gloves | Gear Review

Racer Outdoor GmbH may not be a household name here in the States, but it’s been making premium street-riding apparel in Austria since the...

First Manufacturing Raider Jacket | Gear Review

Fashion trends come and go, but what never goes out of style is a well-made leather jacket. Based in Oceanside, New York, with its...

Rev’It Metropolitan Ladies Jacket | Gear Review

From the outside, the Metropolitan looks like a stylish, well-tailored 3/4-length parka, but on closer examination this is a thoughtfully designed, protective motorcycle jacket....

Warm & Safe Generation Waterproof Heated Liner | Gear Review

As cold weather looms, one debate reliably emerges on a riders’ forum I frequent. On one side are those who try to stay warm...

Scorpion Maia Women’s Mesh Jacket | Gear Review

Backyard astronomers among our readership might recognize the name “Maia” as one of the Pleiades, a cluster of stars easily recognizable in the night...

Cortech “The Primary” Riding Jeans | Gear Review

From Marlon Brando and Steve McQueen to Brad Pitt and George Clooney, wearing jeans while riding a motorcycle has long been an essential part...

Joe Rocket Ballistic Touring Boots | Gear Review

Touring boots are often plainer and simpler than sport versions, yet these Joe Rocket Ballistic Touring Boots defy that trend with lots of extra...

Cortech Dino Leather Jacket | Gear Review

Today’s riders enjoy a wealth of high-tech riding gear such as synthetic-material, abrasion-resistant jackets with wondrous breathable-yet-waterproof layers that offer an incredible level of...

Aerostich Darien Jacket | Gear Review

Being a pretty boring fellow, I’m the kind of dude that likes consistency - with constant improvements. Andy Goldfine began his Aerostich company back...

Bohn Cool-Air Mesh Armored Shirt and Pants | Gear Review

As our feature "Level Up!" makes clear, an important part of preparing for a motorcycle ride is wearing abrasion-resistant apparel with protective armor covering...

Level Up! Upgrading Your Riding Apparel Armor

Our riding apparel serves two major functions: it protects us from abrasion (sliding along the ground) and impact (hitting the ground or other objects),...

Tech Q&A: Replacing Riding Boots

Q: This question is short; I hope the response is longer. When is it time to replace riding boots? - David Fulmer, Punta Gorda,...

Motonation Fuego Riding Jeans | Gear Review

Kevlar-lined riding jeans are a great choice for those riders looking for something more protective than their favorite pair of Levi’s, but without the...

Moto-Skiveez Traveler Shirt | Gear Review

Moto-Skiveez has made its name by creating riding shorts and tights that coddle our tushes, but its comfortable clothing line also includes two moto-oriented...

iXS Samira Gore-Tex Jacket | Gear Review

Continuing to prove that it’s possible to be protected from both mishaps and the elements while still looking great, Swiss apparel manufacturer iXS’s 2019...

Trilobite Rally Jacket | Gear Review

Before disappearing in the mass extinction at the end of the Paleozoic era about 252 million years ago, trilobites were one of the most...

TCX Baja Gore-Tex Boots | Gear Review

You can’t fake it when it comes to evaluating adventure boots. Meant for rugged riding day after day, they have to hold up to...

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