Blog Section: Product Reviews

LDComfort Undergarments

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments by

With long distances to be covered, riding in the right underwear is as crucial a consideration as the motorcycle ridden. And LDComfort is trying its best, with advanced fabric engineering, to ensure that their customers can stay seated comfortably for a whole day’s ride. Offering a nice alternative for those long hauls, their lightweight, high-performance […]

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Dowco Guardian WeatherAll Plus Motorcycle Cover Guardian Motorcycle Cover Alarm

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments by

About the only way to improve upon Dowco’s Guardian Weatherall Plus motorcycle cover would be to add an automated “bike detail” function that could wash, wax, and polish the ride while you rest easy on your couch watching The Long Way Round. The heavy-duty polyester cover is treated with tape-sealed seams, ClimaShield® Plus waterproof fabric […]

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Vanson Traveler Pants

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments by

In protective riding garments, leather may always be the material of choice. But while ex-cows may be tops in abrasion resistance, their hides leave a lot to be desired when it comes to breathable characteristics. And when you live in the South or find yourself at the sun’s mercy in any other area, that can […]

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Garmin Zumo 550 GPS

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments by

Built specifically for motorcyclists, the new Garmin Zumo 550 has many useful features for navigating in town or across North America. Text- and voice-guided instructions provide riders with turn-by-turn directions to their destinations, and the touch screen is bright and clearly readable in daylight and easily manipulated with gloves on. With the Zumo 550 mounted […]

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Gaerne G-RT Aquatech Touring Boots

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments by

It’s only when you’re thoroughly waterlogged that you truly appreciate the notion of being waterproof. On a recent, quite memorable trip from RoadRUNNER’s world headquarters in North Carolina to Lake George for Americade, it rained in every way imaginable from my driveway until I finally called it quits in Pennsylvania. Through it all, the only […]

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BMW AirFlow Boots

Jul 01, 2007 View Comments by

Keeping the air flowing over the body during those hot days in the saddle is a wonderful thing, and now you needn’t overlook your feet when summer outfits are assembled. BMW’s AirFlow 2 boots have lightweight uppers constructed of leather and fabric with highly breathable AirTex® side panels that allow the wind free access. But […]

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BMW AirFlow 2 Gloves

Jul 01, 2007 View Comments by

Like their breezy, foot-binding brethren, BMW’s AirFlow Gloves are for use in warm weather only. The AirTex® material just north of the knuckles is combined with Pittards® leather, and perforations between the fingers allow airflow throughout the entire glove. Plenty of extra comfort and motion is on hand, too, thanks to Cordura® stretch material at […]

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Olympia Bushwhacker Air Jacket and Airglide 2 Overpants

Jul 01, 2007 View Comments by

Olympia Moto Sports reports they are ‘…redefining MC apparel design to deliver cutting-edge innovations and fresh new directions in style.’ Their Bushwhacker jacket is a good example of how Olympia is living up to this claim. With appealing style and versatile function, the jacket’s rugged 500-denier Dupont Cordura® outer mesh shell provides exceptional airflow and […]

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Olympia Accordion Gloves

Jul 01, 2007 View Comments by

When daylong rides are in the offing, there’s no doubt that Olympia jackets and pants are tops for comfort and design. And now, the same can be said about their gloves. After an extended Midwest tour, I gave the Accordion gloves an enthusiastic ‘thumbs up.’ Constructed of tough but supple premium, drum-dyed cowhide, these mitts […]

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Master Lock Quantum Cuff®

Jul 01, 2007 View Comments by

No matter how secure the parking lot, the neighborhood, or even your own driveway appears, having your ride stolen is always a lingering concern. And while no theft proof system is foolproof, it never hurts to make the dirt bag’s ‘job’ as difficult as possible. The folks at Masterlock have a brand-new device that promises […]

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Hilleberg Staika Tent

Jul 01, 2007 View Comments by

If you’re looking for the perfect tent to hold up in varying conditions, the completely freestanding, high-end Staika from the Swedish tent manufacturer Hilleberg could be the most versatile tent on the market. It offers all the comfort a motorcyclist on the go could ask for, and not a single peg is needed to pitch […]

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Hilleberg Nallo 3 Tent

Jul 01, 2007 View Comments by

This tent is the best solution for motorcyclists who want to keep their luggage as light as possible and still have plenty of room. The Nallo is a tunnel tent, a layout that offers the best weight-to-space ratio. The outer fabric is made of lightweight Kerlon 1200, which, according to the manufacturer, is more tear […]

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Sidi Vertigo Corsa Boots

Jul 01, 2007 View Comments by

By the look and feel of these new and improved Vertigo Corsa Boots, they resemble ski boots. The Sidi Tecno-II System places a buckle over the bridge of the rider’s foot, and by simply twisting a knob the boots can be adjusted to fit perfectly. This prevents foot injuries when sliding forward in a crash. […]

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REV’IT! Off Track Jacket and Dakar Pants

Jul 01, 2007 View Comments by

With the popularity of dual-sport bikes on the rise, the definition of a day’s ride is becoming a much more blurry proposition. And while that may be the beauty of these machines, it makes choosing the proper gear all the more difficult. Standard dirt-riding apparel simply doesn’t offer the armor and abrasion resistance needed for […]

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Caberg Justissimo Helmet

Jul 01, 2007 View Comments by

The Caberg Justissimo is an extremely well-designed flip-up helmet, featuring one of the best combinations of functionality and ergonomics. The quick-release fastener, top and chin air vents, one-touch chin bar release, and integral sun visor are all deployed with fidget-free simplicity, even with heavy gloves. The interior features a removable and washable CoolMax wicking lining, […]

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