Do You Wear the (Motorcycle Safety) Gear?

Sep 23, 2015 View Comments by

ATGATT? – When I first started riding, a friend of mine who’d been riding just a little bit longer showed me his fairly cheap textile motorcycle jacket with built in shoulder and elbow armor. Up until that time I had been riding in a t-shirt, jeans, and a beat up old helmet my brother gave […]

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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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Review: AGVSport Laguna Gloves

Mar 26, 2015 View Comments by

Most motorcyclists own multiple pairs of gloves as (perhaps more than any other piece of motorcycle gear) gloves tend to be more focused to their specific use. In fact, I never go on tour without bringing at least two pairs, one for the best-case weather scenario and one for the worst. The Laguna Gloves from […]

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Harley-Davidson Releases New Gear

Jan 15, 2015 View Comments by

H-D MotorClothes, the Motor Company’s gear and apparel line, has released a number of interesting items for 2015. These include several men’s and women’s riding jackets. One of particular interest is the new women’s Rallyrunner 3-in-1 Leather Jacket. The Rallyrunner’s exterior consists of a blend of solid and perforated cowhide. Features include pockets for armor […]

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Heated Clothing: Getting Wired

Dec 31, 2014 View Comments by

Mom knew there was a problem when the ceiling fell in. A sharp winter frost had frozen and ruptured a water pipe in the loft above our under-heated English house, and when the thaw came, there was water everywhere. It was 1943, and Dad was otherwise occupied in the Royal Air Force. But when he […]

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Review: Alpinestars GP Air Gloves

Jul 27, 2014 View Comments by

For many gear companies, summer hand wear means a simple mesh glove that’s great for airflow but provides little or no real protection. Not so with the GP Air gloves from Alpinestars. In fact, the GP Airs don’t contain mesh at all. Instead, the gloves use different materials and clever design to achieve the airflow […]

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BearTek Bluetooth Moto Gloves

Feb 20, 2014 View Comments by

What will they think of next? With the recent proliferation of Bluetooth audio and communication systems, Willie Blount Jr., BearTek’s founder, had an idea. The idea turned into a Kickstarter campaign, which then became a product and a company. So, what is that product? It’s a Bluetooth-enabled glove capable of controlling your phone, or other […]

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Review: REV’IT! Summit H20 Gloves

Dec 31, 2013 View Comments by

Sport touring gloves should do a few things. They should firstly protect your hands in a crash, secondly they should be all-day comfortable, they should also offer as much dexterity as possible, and, finally, being waterproof doesn’t hurt. When I first put on the Summit H20 gloves from REV’IT! I immediately notice how comfortable they […]

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Aeromoto Road Tech Short Gloves

Nov 20, 2013 View Comments by

Aeromoto, one of the in-house brands of motorcycle parts and gear distributor Competition Accessories, has a variety of quality, well priced, and unique gear options. One of them is the Aeromoto Road Tech Short glove (there’s also a similar, though longer, version called the Track Tech Race glove). The first thing you’ll likely notice about […]

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Riding Season?

Oct 01, 2013 View Comments by

It’s late September and here in the Northern Hemisphere the days are becoming shorter. On a recent outing I noticed that the leaves are beginning to morph from green to yellow, orange, red, and brown. The air is getting a bit crisp and last week I had to dig out my jacket’s insulated liner. This, […]

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Alpinestars Jet Road GORE-TEX Gloves

Aug 16, 2013 View Comments by

When it comes to thick, waterproof, cold-weather gloves, you have to be careful not to judge the book by its cover. A pair of gloves may look warm and waterproof in the store (or online), but a hundred miles down the road in January its true colors will come out. So let’s get this out […]

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Alpinestars Overland Drystar Gloves

Mar 29, 2013 View Comments by

Winter gloves are usually a compromise between warmth and feel, and it’s often the attention to detail that helps strike the right balance. The Alpinestars Overland Drystar gloves incorporate many of the features that their racing-oriented gloves are known for—full gauntlets, knuckle protectors, pre-curved fit, and a “finger bridge” connecting the pinky and ring fingers […]

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BiLT Freeze-Out Thermal Gear

Jan 22, 2013 View Comments by

When testing thermal wear, it can be hard to determine what effect comes from the clothing, and what is the result of the jacket over it. That said, BiLT’s Freeze-Out gear is certainly something I want to have on when the temperature drops. I recently tried out two products from the Freeze-Out line, the BL […]

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Alpine GP Pro Gloves

Nov 10, 2012 View Comments by

At the beginning of this riding season when I glanced over my motorcycle gloves, I realized it was time to get a new pair. Alpinestars GP Pro gauntlet leather gloves caught my attention due to their elaborate protective features, and I figured if world-class racers walk away from an unplanned mid-race dismount with all ten […]

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REV’IT! Products

Aug 19, 2012 View Comments by

I brought this jacket and pants combo along for our organized tour in Peru. The last two weeks in March are still in the rainy season; I needed a suit for warmth high up in the Andes, and I needed to shed layers for desert riding. The Defender GTX combo fulfilled its duties as promised. […]

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