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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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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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: Firstgear Heat Pump Vest

Apr 05, 2014 View Comments by

It’s not what you think. Though its name would seem to imply that the vest is actively heated, it isn’t, well at least not with electricity. Do you remember when your mom, uncle, or whomever used to extoll to you the benefit of dressing in layers when it’s cold? Have you ever wondered why wearing […]

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Adaptiv Technologies GlowRider Vest Named to Nifty Fifty

Mar 27, 2014 View Comments by

The GlowRider Electro-Luminescent Vest from Adaptiv Technologies takes hi-vis apparel to the next level. In addition to its retina searing bright yellow color and reflective material, the GlowRider also boasts electro-luminescent panels on the back and sides of the vest. These panels are actively illuminated, which vastly increases the wearer’s visibility at night. The strips […]

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