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Motorcycle Apparel: Reviews
Rider‘s motorcycle apparel reviews include pants, jackets, riding suits, gloves, socks and anything else you put on your body (other than helmets, which have their own specific section). Our rule of the road is, “dress safe and dress for the ride.” That means selecting protective gear that will make your ride more enjoyable.

Mobile Warming Softshell Motorcycle Jacket Review

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Greg Drevenstedt
July 2, 2013

One of the best ways to start the riding season earlier in spring and extend it later into autumn is heated grips, seats, jacket/pants liners and gloves, even socks! As wonderful as heated gear is, most of it doesn’t work unless you’re on the bike or tethered to it by a black electrical wire. Mobile... Read more »

Joe Rocket Alter Ego Motorcycle Jacket and Pants Review

Complete Joe Rocket Alter Ego ensemble shown, with waterproof outer shell over FreeAir mesh jacket with fleece vest liner, and outer panel zipped onto pants to cover mesh.

Greg Drevenstedt
June 6, 2013

Ventura County, California, home to Rider’s editorial office and some of our favorite test roads, is the perfect environment for testing Joe Rocket’s Alter Ego jacket/pants ensemble. In the springtime, mornings in Ventura are cold and sometimes blanketed with dense fog. The marine layer usually burns... Read more »

Harley-Davidson Ultimate Riding Socks Review

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Greg Drevenstedt
April 30, 2013

If shoes make the man, then socks make the man (or woman) comfortable. Now that I’m almost 40 (four months and 10 days to go, but who’s counting?), I can proudly boast that I get my cholesterol checked regularly and I have finally purged all of the blown-out, ill-fitting and itchy socks from my wardrobe.... Read more »

Racer Feeling Motorcycle Gloves Review

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Mark Tuttle
April 16, 2013

When I started riding street bikes with my friends at the tender age of 16, there wasn’t a lot of specialized apparel around. Fortunately we just didn’t know how miserable we were because of it, since work boots, jeans, jean jackets and leather work gloves seemed fine for all of the fun we were having.... Read more »

TKD Motorcycle Jeans Review

TKD Jeans

Ken Aiken
April 3, 2013

TKD stands for Tough Kevlar Denim. These Kevlar-lined pants are handmade in Australia and feature the world’s first removable protection system for denim jeans. How do they compare with other riding jeans that are on the market? Exceptionally well, it turns out. TKD jeans first caught my attention... Read more »

Alpinestars Long Range Drystar Jacket and Pants Review

Alpinestars Long Range Drystar jacket, front view

Greg Drevenstedt
March 29, 2013

Just as nothing beats the right tool for the job, nothing beats the ride gear for the ride. Based in Asolo, Italy, apparel manufacturer Alpinestars is known around the world for its suits and boots worn by on- and off-road racers, on two wheels as well as four. Lately the company has branched out into... Read more »

Joe Rocket Big Bang 2.0 Boots Review

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Greg Drevenstedt
March 29, 2013

Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines, was infamous for having 3,000 pairs of shoes. I don’t have that many, but I’ll admit it: I have a problem. And not just shoes, but boots. Like a lot of guys, I can’t seem to throw anything out. Even if a pair of boots has been buried in the... Read more »

Adaptiv Technologies Glowrider Motorcycle Jacket Review

Adaptiv Technologies Glowrider Jacket

Ken Aiken
March 7, 2013

It’s wonderful to be seen on a motorcycle—especially at night. The Glowrider Jacket goes beyond passive reflective material to make riders more visible in low-light situations. Wearing gear with strips of highly reflective material is critically important, but Adpativ Technologies takes this one... Read more »

Aerostich Falstaff Motorcycle Jacket and Pants Review

Aerostich Falstaff Jacket and Pants

Clement Salvadori
March 7, 2013

Aerostich has been around for more than 30 years and is definitely an innovator. Back in 1986, I tested its two-piece Roadcrafter suit, which was a very forward-thinking design made of Gore-Tex and Cordura nylon that is still being made. Recently, the company has gone retro-innovation with a Falstaff... Read more »

Alpinestars Durban Gore-Tex Boots Review

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Greg Drevenstedt
February 28, 2013

Durban, the third largest city in South Africa, is situated on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Why an urban area packed with more than half a million people would inspire a line of adventure-touring gear from Alpinestars is a bit of a head-scratcher. Maybe the name sounds cool. But, as it turns out, I... Read more »

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