Designed not to look like a traditional motorcycle jacket but still protect the rider. Featuring an outer shell of soft 8 oz cotton flannel with 165G DuPont Kevlar fibre on the shoulder and elbows. Removable CE rated shoulder and elbow armour provides additional crash protection along with a removable, perforated back PE armour pad. The Highway21 Marksman Flannel has YKK zippers and a button down front. Comfort and warmth comes from a soft quilted inner liner. Available in black & red and black & grey colour designs.
Italian moto manufacturer Polini Motori make a wide range of small motorcycles, scooters, and lightweight two-stroke aero-engines. In their mini-bike range, the MOTARD AIR 70 is a kid size supermoto; just like the real thing only smaller. This little bike is powered by a single cylinder, 70cc two-stroke engine. It weighs just 45.5 kg, has a 3 litre petrol tank, and is designed for fun.
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It’s lightweight, packs small, and provides a good sleep. The Thermarest UltraLite Cot has been redesigned for 2017 to now include ThermaCapture technology reducing the loss of radiant heat and improving comfort levels on cooler nights. Other improvements see a new cot foot design and an upgraded compact, carry-bag making transport easier.
Keeping your gear dry is a priority, and a often a challenge, when travelling on a motorcycle. However, luckily there’s lots of waterproof luggage options. New for 2017, the Nelson Rigg Adventure Dry Roll Bag is made from waterproof, durable 24oz Tarpaulin PVC with electronically heat welded seams and a roll down top closure. Self-fastening webbing and quick release buckles, along with aluminium G-Hooks and webbing straps, ensure your gear is securely attached to your bike. Available in black & yellow and black.
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Designed for women, the new Rukka Virve Gloves utilise Gore-Tex X-Trafit technology to produce a windproof and breathable three season textile glove. Key features include knuckle, scaphoid, and finger crash protection. Additional grip on the palm area and fingertips improves bike control. And touchscreen fingertips for your GPS or smartphone.
The new Casio EQB-600D wristwatch adds world time and auto time adjustment functions to the Casio line of EDIFICE watches for international travellers. Linking to your smartphone via Bluetooth and the CASIO WATCH+ app, the EQB-600D will keep accurate time no matter now many time zones you cross and where in the world you travel thanks to the Casio Accurate Time System sync four times a day. Plus the watch has a unique feature, the “3D Globe Dial at 3 o'clock shows an image of the Earth, looking down from above the North Pole. The precision engineering capabilities of Yamagata CASIO were tapped to create a 3-dimensional dome dial that has a unique curvature. The 3D Globe Dial can be used to check your current World Time zone, and to determine whether the indicated time is during the daytime or nighttime.” The watch has a mineral glass face, a stainless steel band, and is solar powered with a dual dial world time display.
Some people love them, others, well not so much. Usually designed for specific types of activities, gaiters cover the bottom part of your leg and help provide protection from the elements, while also preventing snow, dirt, and pebbles from getting into your boots or shoes. The Rab Trek Gaiter is waterproof and breathable, made from a watergate ripstop fabric and has a tough wearing 600D Polyester material for the ankle area. Designed for general hiking, the gaiter is lightweight and durable, providing protection from the mud, water, and snow. The front zip opening has a velcro storm flap and a webbing under-boot strap secures the gaiter in place.
It’s a small table lamp with RGB Light modes, a time and alarm clock, and a built-in wireless bluetooth speaker. The SainSonic BL-02 Table Lamp is powered by a rechargeable battery providing tunes for a minimum 22 hours or 180 hours of light with multiple LED colour settings at the lowest brightness level.
Featuring an ADV Enduro anti-slip lug sole, the new Forma Boots Predator Enduro is essentially the Predator MX boot with an all-terrain foot print. Same robust design, CE Certified with Forma’s Dual Pivot Ankle Brace system, fully adjustable buckle and velcro closure system. An integrated mid-sole with steel shank provides support when standing and the boot is constructed from durable micro fiber and synthetic material. The insole is anti-bacterial and replaceable.
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Essential kit for the really adventurous, but modern technology based traveller. Keep your laptop safe and dry in the Aqua Quest Monsoon laptop case. Constructed from waterproof nylon 66 RipStop fabric, TPU lamination with double ziplock seal and welded seams. Easy access thanks to its secure top closure system. A padded sleeve design provides an additional layer of protection. Available in three colour designs.
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New to their motorcycle collection, the AETHER Rally Jacket “is inspired by utilitarian workwear with its classic silhouette.” A clean and lean design also makes this a suitable destination garment, appropriate for both on and off your bike. And it has all weather functionality thanks to a seam sealed, 3-layer abrasion-resistant field nylon waterproof and wind resistant shell. Crash protection is from D3O with CE-certified, removable pads at the elbow, shoulder, and back.
First known for their innovative fire camp cooker/charger, BioLite has steadily expanded their product range to include lighting, battery, and solar panel solutions. Using their PowerLight Mini lights, BioLite have now put together a Cyclist Light Kit that works as a head and taillight bike lighting system. The kit comes with two lights and seat post, stem/handle bar mounts. The lights are small, offer five light settings and a LED battery level indicator, along with an integrated rechargeable 1350mAh battery that can also charge your smartphone.
With a proven design, the Eddie Bauer Stargazer 2-Person Tent provides a good general use, three-season mobile house for the backpacker. Features include double door entry (so you don't disturb your sleeping tent partner) with twin vestibules to store extra gear (especially if your gear is wet or muddy). Protects you and a friend from the elements with room to spare. And lightweight aluminum tent poles are colour coded to allow a quick and easy setup.
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Updated for 2017, Snow Peak’s Ti-Mini Solo Combo 2.0, a lightweight titanium camp pot, now holds “almost twice the volume of the original Mini Solo.” Other improvements include a more streamlined handle design and an easy lift silicone pot lid tab. The pot system can also store two 110g fuel canisters or a GigaPower stove and canister.
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Based on the US Air Force’s famous flight jacket, and new for 2017, the Alpha Industries L-2B Flex Flight Jacket is a modern version of an iconic design. Reflecting its military heritage, the L-2B Flex Flight Jacket has four hook-and-loop areas for patches, and comes with various “patches including a nautical flag, letter L, nautical flag letter V, USA flag patch, D-Tec patch, and the calico.” It has a emergency colour orange liner and a zippered utility/pencil pocket on the left arm with a “Remove Before Flight” red tag.
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Featuring a fighter pilot style, the new Shark Vancore helmet has a cross-over, urban look with integrated goggles on a round shaped, aggressive shell design. The goggle visor is from Carl Zeiss with anti-fog and scratch-proofing. On the inside, Snark have included their newly designed cheek pads, using a natural bamboo fibre material and sweat-wicking design, providing a good level of comfort, with a quick and easy removable, fully washable liner.
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Mosko Moto’s Fatty Tool Roll is a well thought out and designed equipment accessory. If you carry tools for your bike or 4X4, the tool roll is almost an essential item. Key features include an abrasion-proof fabric construction, removable welded-seam waterproof rain cover, large mesh pocket and two zippered pockets for large items, eleven tool pockets with webbing loops, and a clear zippered vinyl pocket with conversion tables.
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A three season sleeping bag. Synthetic-fill, SuperMix Fiber, that manages wet conditions well. Affordable too. Great ease of care, just machine-wash and and store the bag compressed. Best for hiking and trekking, or camping trips. The new Millet Baikal 1500 Sleeping Bag. Available in six models to match the type of activity and comfort temperatures you want.
A tough, outdoors ready, military-grade drop-resistant, and compact 9000mAh battery pack protected by a Dow Dupont polycarbonate frame and TPU rubber case. Future-proofed with USB type-c connection and charging and never to be lost thanks to integrated Bluetooth tracking Tile technology. The Nomad Powerpack has two USB fast charging ports and ambient-light sensing technology.
New riding gear from Acerbis for 2017. This technical enduro jacket is available in three colour designs. Made from a high density polyester. Designed for use with body armour. Zip off removable sleeves. Lots of pockets. A slim, sport fit with adjustable waist drawstring and sleeve velcro closure.
Affordable, quality saddlebag style moto luggage. Waterproof with a roll down top design. A tough bag, made from an easy to clean, heavy duty tarpaulin with heat welded seams. ITW quick release buckles to secure all your stuff. Fits most adventure bikes and many dual purpose models thanks to its hook and loop adjustable straps. The bags also have quick disconnect buckles. Available in two sizes, 20L or 30L. The ADV1 Dry Saddlebags from Moose Racing.
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With its motor sport centric design, the new Seiko Astron 2017 Limited Edition Watch should appeal to the watch loving motorcyclist. The wristwatch has an asymmetrical design with its sapphire crystal and titanium case offset to allow better access to the buttons, a very handy feature for motorcyclists. It incorporates Seiko’s Astron 8X82 chronograph and their GPS Solar technology, so when “connecting to the GPS network, the new Astron adjusts at the touch of a button to your time zone and, by taking all the energy it needs from light alone, never needs a battery change.” Only three thousand units will be produced.
The latest W&P Design Carry On kit, The Margarita, has cocktail ingredients housed in a lime green Carry On tin, adding to the company’s range of in-flight cocktail kits. Each Margartia kit includes starter ingredients for two drinks, a recipe card, a little bar spoon and small linen coaster, along with a packet of rimming salt to complete the drinking experience.
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