Montana Jacket from British Motorcycle Gear

Sep 04, 2013 View Comments by

The BMG Montana is a classic-looking, vintage-styled jacket. The leather is a rugged 1.4mm grade A cowhide, but it is also quite supple. It’s the type of leather that one might expect to find on a nicely finished dress jacket. It wears, smells, and feels like a quality leather garment should. Once worn the leather […]

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Digital Rider: Aerostich Roadcrafter Light Midsummer Report

Aug 20, 2013 View Comments by

And so the Aerostich is filthy. Like industrial grade filthy. Like I’d better wash it before it gets up and walks away filthy. No, it wasn’t the woods of Ontario that did it, although some of the bugs (big enough to throw a saddle over) left their mark. And no, it wasn’t the mist of […]

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Alpinestars Tech ST GORE-TEX Jacket and Pants

Aug 15, 2013 View Comments by

In general, the term “all-weather” is applied far too liberally to any gear with a removable liner. If advertising accuracy were as important as, well, advertising, the term would be revised to “most-weather” or “some-weather.” In reality, no single article of clothing outside of a space suit can honestly claim to be “all-weather.” There are, […]

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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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Icon Patrol Waterproof Jacket and Overpants

Dec 19, 2012 View Comments by

Living in the North-East means that every riding day has to be cherished as the riding season is shortened by the cold temperatures from mid fall to late spring. The daring are willing to take on the frigid weather in order to elongate the riding season by another few weekends. For many of us, the […]

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REV’IT! Horizon Jacket & Pants

Oct 27, 2012 View Comments by

REV’IT is an innovative motorcycle apparel company that’s been around since 1995, and strives to make its products work well. REV’IT’s Horizon jacket has a nice stylish yet functional look, and matching Horizon pants are also available. Horizon jackets feature a new patented “Aquadefence” airflow system that consists of a special panel on each side […]

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Dainese G. Xantum D-Dry Jacket and P. Tomsk D-Dry Pants

Oct 18, 2012 View Comments by

I wore the Dainese jacket and pants on three separate tours. They provided comfortable and effective protection. The outer shell of both the jacket and pants are constructed of Dainese’s D-DRY material, developed by the Dainese Technology Center. The garments have wind-proofing and waterproofing protection, while retaining breathability for rider comfort. A full-sleeve length thermal […]

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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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Dainese G. Rebel Pelle Estivo Jacket

Apr 06, 2012 View Comments by

Vicenza-based motorcycle gear maker Dainese has designed an unusually versatile set of cowskins with the G. Rebel Pelle Estivo jacket. This top-of-the-line, high-performance racing leather comes with sturdy, built-in protectors for the shoulders, elbows, and forearms that are integrated comfortably and do not obstruct movement. The snug, tailored fit gives added safety, keeping the jacket […]

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Frontier GORE-TEX® Jacket and Pants

Dec 31, 2011 View Comments by

The Frontier GORE-TEX® jacket and pants are definitely a year-round, all-weather outfit. The jacket is a fascinating piece of good engineering as well as a trendy design. It is nicely organized, with a complex yet well-thought-out system of removable liners, multiple air-flow panels and vents, pockets, chambers, flaps, zippers, elbow and shoulder protectors, and more. […]

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Richa Spirit Jacket

Dec 12, 2011 View Comments by

I love the looks, the comfort and the feeling of the Richa Spirit Jacket. Its fashionable design and retro, bright yellow Reflex™ reflective patches not only make me look good on my bike, but it also makes me very visible on the road for extra security. The outer Dynatec™ fabric is very robust and extremely […]

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GirlGear GG2 Diane Jacket

Aug 09, 2011 View Comments by

Most motorcycle-apparel companies make gear for women, but many of the products are not cut right. GirlGear makes only women’s motorcycle gear and guess by who? That’s right – by women. The feminine cut of the Diane Jacket will flatter any woman. Some of its features include a wind-resistant outer shell and a somewhat waterproof […]

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Joe Rocket Trench Jacket

Jul 25, 2011 View Comments by

Joe Rocket’s trench is a versatile, all-weather riding jacket and rain pants combination, which consists of a mesh jacket with a removable trench-coat-length waterproof outer layer. The rainproof outer jacket has three external pockets and Velcro-adjustable cuffs, and the included rain pants can be stored in a special pocket when not needed. The outer jacket […]

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Dainese Portland 2 Textile Jacket

Jun 11, 2011 View Comments by

A lot of motorcycle jackets make the wearer look like an overstuffed chair – bulky and semi-inflated. That’s not the case with Dainese’s Portland 2 textile jacket. This sporty jacket is constructed of stretchable Mugello fabric, which allows a snug fit that makes you look like you shed 30 pounds. Besides its sharp appearance the […]

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Harley-Davidson Women’s FXRG® Leather Jacket

May 28, 2011 View Comments by

Harley-Davidson, which is known for its high-quality, stylish gear, doesn’t disappoint with the new Women’s FXRG® Leather Jacket. Equipped with a ton of cool features, such as the lightweight removable Primaloft® liner that can be worn separately and the detachable kidney belt, this jacket proves to be quite functional. While touring in cool weather I […]

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