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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.

BMW Allround Motorcycle Boots Review

BMW Allround Motorcycle Boots

Clement Salvadori
April 15, 2014

BMW Allround Motorcycle Boots Nobody should debate the importance of good footgear, whether it’s for dancing, hiking, playing tennis or riding a motorcycle. Years ago I met a rider on a chopper with a foot clutch who prided himself on riding barefoot; I can’t say I’d recommend that. If something... Read more »

Icon Outsider Motorcycle Jacket Review

Icon Outsider Motorcycle Jacket

Jon Langston
April 4, 2014

After years of producing great gear for racing and sport riding, Icon recently made a splash in the cruiser world with a line of top-quality riding gear designed for the distinguished motorcyclist. Icon 1000 gear is aimed at the high-end cruiser rider, the motorcyclist who appreciates value and isn’t... Read more »

TCX X-Desert Boots Review

TCX X-Desert Boots

Greg Drevenstedt
March 28, 2014

With the performance, technology and comfort of today’s adventure touring motorcycles, one bike really can do it all. Load up the panniers and trunk with a week’s worth of gear, then head off on a two-up tour with your spouse. Spoon on a set of knobbies, pack the camping gear and head into the national... Read more »

Cycle Gear Freeze-Out Base Layers Review

Ninja-ready Cycle Gear Freeze-Out base layers: balaclava, long sleeve top, long johns, and glove/boot liners.

Greg Drevenstedt
March 14, 2014

Cycle Gear Freeze-Out base layers from head to toe: balaclava, long sleeve top, glove liners, long johns and boot liners. Perfect for cold-weather riding or ninja training. According to the National Weather Service’s windchill calculator, at an ambient temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit and a wind... Read more »

Gaerne G-Midland Motorcycle Boots Review

Gaerne G-Midland Boots

Greg Drevenstedt
March 5, 2014

World renowned for its history, art, food and wine, Italy is also a motorcycle-crazy country that’s home to some of the most revered riding destinations (Alps, Dolomites), motorcycle manufacturers (Ducati, Moto Guzzi), racers (Rossi, Agostini) and makers of apparel (Alpinestars, Dainese), helmets (AGV,... Read more »

BMW GS Dry Suit Review

BMW GS Dry Suit

Mark Tuttle
February 28, 2014

BMW offers an amazing riding suit called the Rallye that is the envy of many adventure riders, whether or not they ride a BMW. The design is such that it’s suitable for on- and off-road riding in all kinds of weather, and the styling and construction really are a cut above. Trouble is, together the... Read more »

Dainese Long Range D-WP Boots Review

Dainese Long Range D-WP Boots

Greg Drevenstedt
February 27, 2014

These days, motorcycle boots are as specialized as motorcycles themselves, with different styles for sport/track riding, touring, dual-sport/adventure riding, full-on motocross and all points in between. A high-quality pair of waterproof touring boots offer the most versatility, as I’ve found with... Read more »

Suiting Up for Road or Trail—Adventure Motorcycle Gear

Paul Beck at Hadley Butte

Greg Drevenstedt
February 3, 2014

In our October 2013 issue, we introduced you to Paul Beck, an experienced adventure rider whose 2007 BMW R 1200 GS served as a project bike (Über-Adventure Upgrade). In addition to kitting out Paul’s bike, we kitted out his body. Since he’s a big guy (6-foot, 4-inches and 300-plus pounds), we sought... Read more »

Joe Rocket Speedway Motorcycle Jacket Review

Joe Rocket Speedway Jacket

Mike Vaughan
January 30, 2014

“No skulls, no chains, no pointless noise,” is how Joe Rocket describes its Speedway jacket, and that’s a pretty good description. This is a well made, 1.2mm, drum-dyed, classic black leather motorcycle jacket. The only nods to decor are the optional red or ivory stripes that run along the sleeves... Read more »

Nelson-Rigg AS-3000 Aston 2-piece Rainsuit Review

Feeling dry and toasty post-deluge wearing Nelson-Rigg's AS-3000 Aston 2-piece Rainsuit.

Greg Drevenstedt
December 19, 2013

It doesn’t rain much here in Southern California, which can be both a blessing (humidity who? mosquitos?) and a curse (um…I’m thinking). Being American by birth, Southern by the grace of God, since transplanting to the Left Coast I’ve come to miss the dramatic beauty of thunderstorms and grass... Read more »

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