Road Rash: Apparelized

Nov 10, 2015 View Comments by

Motorcycle Gear Problems – Surrounded by a dozen pairs of discarded riding pants in the fitting room of one of the country’s largest motorcycle superstores, I reluctantly admitted defeat and pulled my jeans back on. I’d tried on every small pant that the store had to offer in both men’s and women’s, and they were […]

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Review: Powerlet Microclimate H1 Jacket Liner w/ G1 Remote and Garment Controller

Oct 12, 2015 View Comments by

Staying Warm on the Road – Powerlet outlets and connectors are well known in the motorcycle industry. Using their electric liner as a base layer is a practical solution to the varying temperatures we encountered on a recent tour in Northeast Texas. The wireless remote makes it easy to adjust comfort level while the heat […]

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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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A True Story: Protective Motorcycle Gear Saved My Life

Sep 28, 2015 View Comments by

It was Labor Day of 2007, a Sunday. I’m a teacher and school had begun for me the previous week so this was my last real gasp of summer and I was looking forward to the ride. I was with a group of about six riders. My friend Jonathan and I were riding solo, and the rest of […]

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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: BMG Adventure II Jacket and Pants

Aug 27, 2015 View Comments by

Budget Friendly Adventure Gear – I wore the BMG Adventure II Jacket and Pants on the Shamrock Tour® featured in RoadRUNNER‘s October 2015 issue. Make no mistake; weather in the Deep South straddling the Florida-Georgia state line is both hot and humid. On this tour, temperatures hovered in the mid-90s for most of the day. […]

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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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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: 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: 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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Review: AGV Sport Tornado Perforated Leather Jacket

Jun 09, 2015 View Comments by

A Leather Jacket for the Summer Heat – Racing-style leather motorcycle jackets, while not suited for a diverse array of weather scenarios, are hard to beat in their combination of style, protection, and comfort (when the weather’s right). The AGV Sport Tornado Perforated Leather Jacket is ideal for summer rides and days at the track. […]

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Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Cruiser Rider

Apr 21, 2015 View Comments by

  RoadRUNNER‘s Summer Gear Buyers’ Guide It’s a great time to be a rider. Never before in the history of motorcycles have there been so many options when it comes to both motorcycles and riding gear. There’s a bike for every riding style, preference, and price—whichever mount you choose, there’s plenty of gear to match. […]

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Review: Gordon’s Heated Jacket Liner and Heat Controller

Apr 05, 2015 View Comments by

Winter may be in its final throws and riding season may be upon us, but in much of the country the morning commute is still mighty cold—certainly where I live at least. When temperatures are in the 30s or lower, heated gear is really the only solution that can truly keep you warm. Gordon’s Heated […]

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Review: KLIM Badlands Pro Jacket and Pants

Mar 08, 2015 View Comments by

KLIM serves the premium motorcycling market with a full line of high-tech adventure riding gear. The Badlands Pro Jacket and Pants are sleekly styled, comfortable, and with their high-end armor and durable GORE-TEX three-layer shell, provide significant rider protection. Jacket Some of the more notable features of the jacket include: Viper Pro Level II back […]

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Review: Firstgear Women’s 90-Watt Heated Jacket Liner and Dual Remote Control Heat-Troller Kit

Feb 09, 2015 View Comments by

Here in North Carolina temperatures have been hovering in the mid-20s as I depart for my daily commute each morning (in January). That makes the 25-minute trek to the office quite chilly on a motorcycle, to say the least. That’s why I was excited to try out Firstgear’s Heated Jacket Liner hoping that it would […]

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