Blog Section: Product Reviews

Review: Bell MX-9 Adventure Helmet

Jul 25, 2015 View Comments by

It’s been more than a few years since the rise of the “Adventure” bike and several more since Bell Helmets developed the first full-face motorcycle lids back in 1971. In that time the “bucket” that (hopefully) protects our noggins has come a long way in terms of design, materials, and safety. Fast forward to present […]

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Review: Speed & Strength Rust and Redemption Jacket

Jul 22, 2015 View Comments by

Classic Style with Great Comfort – The motorcycle gear market is in the process of being flooded with traditionally styled motorcycle apparel with increased protection and functionality, which is great for riders. The Rust and Redemption jacket from Speed & Strength has a simple, classic look yet provides the rider with a versatile and protective […]

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Second Take Review: Shoei Neotec Helmet

Jul 20, 2015 View Comments by

Another Look at Shoei’s Modular – We’ve reviewed the Shoei Neotec before, and quite favorably. However, after I recently wore it during a 1,700-plus mile, eight day tour in temperatures that reached 115-degrees, I thought I would report again on how it faired. It was hot. Really hot. So hot that opening the visor felt […]

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Review: iXS Women’s Zephyra Jacket and Archer Pants

Jul 14, 2015 View Comments by

Swiss Summer Gear for the Female Rider –  iXS Motorcycle Fashion is just now making their first incursions into the U.S. gear market, but the Swiss company has been making high-end riding apparel in Europe for over 30 years. In fact, iXS has a comprehensive gear line that includes everything from GORE-TEX technical gear and […]

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Review: Helite Hi-Viz Airnest Vest

Jul 12, 2015 View Comments by

An Airbag That You Wear! – Protective gear for motorcyclists has continued to progress at a rapid rate over the last 20 years or so. From better helmets to armored jackets and pants to hard shell back protectors, riders have more defenses against injury than ever before. Perhaps the next great leap forward in protection […]

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Combining Hobbies With Riding: Photography

Jul 07, 2015 View Comments by

Motorcycle-sized Fun – As wonderful as motorcycling is, there are plenty of other enjoyable ways riders like to spend their free time. Some like golf, others hiking, fishing, kayaking, or other outdoor activities. Some dabble in photography, art, writing, or different creative endeavors. Due to limited storage capacity, it can be daunting to incorporate other […]

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Review: Harley-Davidson Riding Gear

Jul 06, 2015 View Comments by

Medallian Reflective Jacket and Riddick Performance Boots – When riding a Harley-Davidson across its home state, a rider has to look the part, but protection is important, too. I wore the Medallion Reflective Leather Jacket from Harley-Davidson MotorClothes—a stylish, black leather jacket with some intriguing practical features. To start with, though the branding on the […]

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Review: GSI Outdoors Micro Table

Jul 04, 2015 View Comments by

An Ideal Camping Companion – When motorcycle camping, I usually avoid campsites and pick a site off the beaten path, preferably with a great view and access to a river, stream, or lake. More often than not this means no restaurants are close by, and I get to cook my own food. All of the […]

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Review: Sena Prism Bluetooth Action Camera Motorcycle Pack

Jul 02, 2015 View Comments by

Can a Bluetooth Company’s POV Camera Stand Up to the Competition? – Just a few years ago, the only thing one had to relive a past ride was his or her memory, and perhaps a few photos. Today, however, Point of View (POV) video cameras have proliferated to the point that a lot of riders see […]

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Combining Hobbies With Riding: Golf

Jul 01, 2015 View Comments by

Motorcycle-sized Fun – As wonderful as motorcycling is, there are plenty of other enjoyable ways riders like to spend their free time. Some like golf, others hiking, fishing, kayaking, or other outdoor activities. Some dabble in photography, art, writing, or different creative endeavors. Due to limited storage capacity, it can be daunting to incorporate other […]

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Review: iXS Carbon Mesh 3 Gloves

Jun 29, 2015 View Comments by

High End Summer Glove – In warm weather, cloth and mesh have a decisive advantage over leather in breathability and moisture dissipation. However, leather is well known to motorcyclists for offering a great combination of abrasion resistance and grip—both are necessities for a good riding glove. The Carbon Mesh 3s from iXS have leather covering […]

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Combining Riding With Hobbies: Kayaking

Jun 27, 2015 View Comments by

Motorcycle-sized Fun – As wonderful as motorcycling is, there are plenty of other enjoyable ways riders like to spend their free time. Some like golf, others hiking, fishing, kayaking, or other outdoor activities. Some dabble in photography, art, writing, or different creative endeavors. Due to limited storage capacity, it can be daunting to incorporate other […]

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Review: Joe Rocket Classic ’92 Jacket

Jun 25, 2015 View Comments by

Vintage Leather Looks Good – A leather jacket is and forever will be the number one accessory for a motorcyclist. Every rider should own at least one. There are certainly a lot of options on the market, and we’re always looking for items that not only look good, but also offer protection, comfort, and a […]

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Combining Riding With Hobbies: Bicycling

Jun 24, 2015 View Comments by

Motorcycle-sized Fun – As wonderful as motorcycling is, there are plenty of other enjoyable ways riders like to spend their free time. Some like golf, others hiking, fishing, kayaking, or other outdoor activities. Some dabble in photography, art, writing, or different creative endeavors. Due to limited storage capacity, it can be daunting to incorporate other […]

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Review: The Fastrax Backroads Series by Dowco

Jun 22, 2015 View Comments by

Universal Soft Luggage from Dowco – Dowco has been making motorcycle luggage (among other recreational industries) for a long time, and the expertise shows. Upon arrival, even the shipping boxes in which the bags come are solid and good-looking. When we put our eyes and hands on these three types of bags (tankbag, tailbag, and […]

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