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BMW Rallye Motorcycle Suit Review

BMW Rallye Suit

Greg Drevenstedt
November 4, 2015

BMW strives to maintain its premium image as a motorcycle brand, which carries over to its apparel. We’ve tested all sorts of BMW-branded jackets, pants, boots and gloves over the years, and the general consensus among our crew of use-it-and-abuse-it testers is that the gear may be expensive, but you... Read more »

Rainsuits 101: Staying Dry At Speed

Tour Master Sentinel rain jacket in hi-viz

Jerry Smith
November 2, 2015

Weather forecasting isn’t an exact science, and you get caught in the rain even during the summer. If you keep riding through the fall and winter, you’ll learn what real rain is. You might have ridden through short showers, but when you get caught in a sudden storm, or ride all day in a cold, steady... Read more »

Phoenix ION Armored Mesh Jacket by Joe Rocket

Phoenix ION Armored Mesh Jacket by Joe Rocket

Rider Magazine Staff
September 22, 2015

Armored Mesh The Phoenix ION armored mesh jacket by Joe Rocket has a UV resistant, large-gauge FreeAir mesh chassis that provides cooling comfort in extreme heat. The Phoenix ($199.99-$214.99) also includes a removable waterproof liner and removable insulated warmth liner. The impact protection system... Read more »

Power Trip Gauge Mesh and Pivot Motorcycle Jackets Review

Gauge Mesh Jacket

Mark Tuttle
September 14, 2015

Two hundred and sixty bucks is a pretty typical price for a decent textile riding jacket, wouldn’t you say? What if that could buy you two? Joe Rocket’s Power Trip line says it has redefined cheap with its Gauge Mesh and Pivot jackets, and we’re inclined to agree. Starting at $129.99 each, you... Read more »

Triumph ISDT Motorcycle Jacket Review

Triumph ISDT Motorcycle Jacket

Jerry Smith
August 7, 2015

I like my riding gear like I like my motorcycles––simple, classic and functional––and when I got a Triumph Bonneville I developed a yearning for a jacket like the old waxed-cotton Belstaff I had in my lost youth. It was a foul green and smelled so bad my roommates wouldn’t let me come in the... Read more »

Klim Latitude Misano Jacket and Pants Review

Klim Latitude Misano Jacket and Pants

Scott A. Williams
January 30, 2015

Stopping to fiddle with rain gear or zip-in liners is a hassle. Klim’s Latitude Misano Gore-Tex jacket and pants provide high levels of protection and comfort with the convenience of breathable, waterproof Gore-Tex bonded to the inner surface of the entire outer shell. No rain gear required. Klim (rhymes... Read more »

Held Camaris/Ravero Motorcycle Suit Review

Held Camaris/Ravero Suit

Greg Drevenstedt
January 5, 2015

Held, a 60-year-old German company best known in the U.S. for its high-quality gloves, also makes motorcycle apparel and luggage. One of Held’s most unique offerings is the Camaris jacket and Ravero pants, a touring suit that combines the abrasion resistance and style of leather with the versatility... Read more »

Tour Master Trinity Series 2 Women’s Motorcycle Jacket Review

Tour Master Trinity Series 3 Women’s Jacket

Bill Stermer
December 30, 2014

While motorcycling remains a primarily male activity, more women are riding their own bikes and as passengers. Still, it’s often difficult to find riding wear that is cut specifically for women, and especially top-line gear at a reasonable price. That’s why I was enthused to find this new Tour Master... Read more »

Harley-Davidson Pink Label Program Expands Fight Against Breast Cancer

Pink Label 3-in-1 Leather Jacket

Rider Magazine Staff
October 14, 2014

Pink is more than a color to Harley-Davidson and its family of riders, dealers and enthusiasts. It’s an ongoing pledge to those affected by breast cancer that nobody rides alone, on the road or through life. Having raised more than $1.3 million since its inception in 2010, the Harley-Davidson Pink... Read more »

Olympia Moto Sports MotoQuest Guide Suit Review

Olympia Moto Sports MotoQuest Guide Suit: The rainsuit can be worn over the jacket/pants as shown, or underneath.

Greg Drevenstedt
September 5, 2014

For four years, I wore Olympia Moto Sport’s X Moto jacket and pants on countless adventure rides (Rider, August 2010 and on The extremely versatile, durable gear held up well over thousands of rough-n-tumble miles, close encounters with rocks, cacti and terra firma, and a wide range... Read more »

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