Motorcycle Armor – Gladiator Gear for the Road

Jan 02, 2016 View Comments by

The evolution of motorcycle crash protection has been a slow process with over a century separating those first leather jackets and helmets from the high-tech headgear and armor protection we enjoy today. Several companies have risen to the forefront of the rider protection industry, but first let’s take a moment to talk about CE ratings. […]

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Review: REV’IT! Oxford Jacket

Oct 05, 2015 View Comments by

Not Your Average Motorcycle Jacket – The REV’IT! Oxford mimics the traditional four-pocket, belted Barbour-style jacket with several moto-specific upgrades. CE rated Knox armor at strike points, brushed cotton shell with waterproof Hydratex lining, and a quilted zip-in liner make this a practical garment for cooler weather riding. Two spring-loaded snaps with abrasion protection on […]

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Review: Joe Rocket Reactor 3.0 Mesh Jacket

Aug 25, 2014 View Comments by

Joe Rocket’s website lists the Reactor 3.0 as a hybrid mesh/leather jacket, but that’s not really true. This is a mesh jacket that has a few nice leather accents. Since it is a full mesh jacket, you may well imagine that the Reactor 3.0 offers excellent airflow and is ideal for hot summer riding weather, […]

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Review: Firstgear Women’s TPG Monarch Jacket and TPG Escape Pants

Aug 16, 2014 View Comments by

With more and more women taking to two wheels, women’s gear is finally starting to come into its own. Female riders have more choices than ever before (though still nowhere near as many as men), and we’re not just talking about downsized men’s apparel with some pink butterflies thrown on. Perhaps one of the best […]

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Aether Apparel Skyline Motorcycle Jacket

Nov 26, 2013 View Comments by

Chances are you’ve never heard of Aether Apparel, and it’s no wonder since they’re relatively new to the world of moto gear. So it may seem strange for me to admit that the Skyline is my favorite motorcycle jacket I’ve owned. Why? Mainly because it doesn’t look like a riding jacket at all, yet sports […]

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Macna Men’s Chameleon Jacket

Apr 07, 2013 View Comments by

In all my product-testing years, I’ve never seen such a jacket before. The Chameleon two-jackets-in-one concept blends in everywhere—just like its name suggests. The core is leather with integrated CE armor, and the outside is a waterproof shell that keeps moisture away from the inside. Pure genius. No need to strip down beside the road […]

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