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Field Tested: Held Carese II Jacket, Torno II Pants 

Whether you’ve come across Held or not, this German manufacturer has been in its stride for over 70 years, starting out as glove makers. Being one of the first to offer up textile motorcycle apparel back in 1991, the Held Carese II jacket and Torno II pants go all out to harness the latest fabric…

Field Tested: REV’IT! Sand Urban Jacket

In early summer of 2014, while testing motorcycle suits for an Overland Journal review, I put the REV’IT! Sand II jacket and pant combo to the ultimate test. With temperatures pushing well into triple digits, I rode into the sun-scorched deserts of Baja. Although no motorcycle suit is comfortable in those conditions, the Sand II…

Field Tested: REV’IT! Discovery OutDry Boots

I’m not sure why, but I love to hate motorcycle boots. I tend to alternate between too much, or too little, seldom landing on the elusive level of just right. Positioned somewhere between full blown adventure and lightweight touring, the Discovery represents a multi-year development project aimed at the modern adventure rider. Comfort was clearly…

Long Term Test: Shoei Neotec

For a wide swath of the motorcycling crowd, the modular helmet is ideal for logging long miles for days on end. Blending the aerodynamic efficiency of a standard road helmet with the benefits of an open-face lid, the modular offers easy on/off and the ability to quickly pop up the chin bar to cool off,…

Field Tested: Kriega Hydro 3 Backpack

Whether you’re someone whose preferences take you down the hardcore enduro routes, or you’re simply in the saddle for substantial periods, having an on-board water supply within easy reach is a good investment. As a long distance motorcyclist who adores the dirt roads as much as the scenic paved roads, the need for a hydration…

REVER Is The Motorcycle (M)App For The Millennials 

I should mention, before we get too far, my close relationship with REVER. I know the key players who produced the app, and have a very positive opinion of them. Because of this, I can see where the proceeding statements could seem biased. The thing is, I want their app to succeed because the app itself...
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