This is one for the coffee loving outdoors person. Featuring a kettle, grinder, and coffee drip, the Snow Peak Field Barista Set will ensure you will always get your daily hit of caffeine. Total kit weight is 935g (33 oz) and there’s storage cases for each item.
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Some riders don’t mind wearing a small back back, whereas others, not-so-much. If you are in the former category, and you ride a dirt or dual sport bike with limited on-bike luggage capacity, the Ojworld Dry Pack 20L might be of interest. Designed for motorcycle riders, the dry bag has a tough, coated polyester fabric construction with weather sealed seams, an air valve to help compression packing, and a full shoulder strap and waist belt system.
A little kit in a tin for the traveller that can’t do without functional eye glasses. The Kikkerland Eyeglass Repair Kit includes “1 Flat head screwdriver, 1 pair of tweezers, 2 nose pads, 2 Frame grips, 4 Screws, 1 Magnifying glass, 1 Philips-head screwdriver, 1 Microfiber cloth.” Pack one for your next travel adventure to always ensure clear vision.
The new Garmin Instinct Tactical Edition Watch is a fusion of military use features such as projected waypoints, night vision mode, dual-position GPS formatting, and display setups to view two sets of coordinate systems on a single screen matched with modern smartwatch health, hiking, and activity monitoring functionality. Add in a 14 day battery life in smartwatch mode, with phone connectivity, notifications, and activity training and monitoring, and a 16 hour GPS mode runtime with up to 40 hours of use in battery saver mode.
There’s no real need to have a specialised mug for camping unless, maybe, you’re into ultra-lightweight hiking where every gram counts. However, if you like an outdoors style, tough but functional camping mug, the Tatonka Expedition Mug might appeal. It’s made from stainless steel, features a detachable handle, has a 350 ml capacity, and there’s a volume scale on the inside in case you want to use it for measuring liquids for cooking, etc.
Maybe inspired by Japanese wave and water tattoo designs, the DMD IREZUMI Open Face Helmet adds a big splash of colourful art to an otherwise functional motorcycling accessory. Key features include a fibreglass shell, removable and washable inner liner, visor and shield snaps, and a chin strap with a double d-ring closure.
A lightweight, waterproof jacket is, for most travellers and outdoors types, an essential piece of kit. If you want a full-featured, high-end model, check out the new Mission Workshop The Orion Jacket. A seam-taped, waterproof and breathable jacket made for wet and windy conditions, from a “96 g/m2 high-performance Toray® Entrant® textile from Japan that is lightweight, has stretch, and is engineered to allow excess moisture and heat to escape at high intensity levels.” Available in black or blue.
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This item is a little difficult to define. The Holyfreedom Butterfly is a lightweight, breathable, and wind resistant stretch tubular neck and face bandana with antibacterial treated fabric. It features a modern design with a large colourful butterfly graphic. And it can be used as a full face balaclava, bandana, neck tube, beanie, or face mask. That said, it’s certainly an essential item for any open face or jet helmet wearing rider.
As a general rule you can never have enough bags to organise your travel gear. Like the Sealine Blocker Zip Sack, small bags need to also have an easy access, wide-opening design, be made from lightweight but tough nylon fabric, and a selection of bright colours helps one discriminate between different bags. The splashproof blocker zip is a bonus.
Are you looking for a set of aluminium camp pans/pots for up to four people with a food-grade PFOA-free non-stick coating? Including pots with a 2 and 1.3 litre capacity and wide frying pans that can double as pot lids. And they all nest together into a storage bag for easy transport. Plus the kit comes with a heavy-duty handle, strong enough to support a full pan of food or water. The Alpkit Vagabond Pan Set.
If you’re heavily invested in photography, with an expensive camera, and more than one lens, then the Shimoda Explore 40 Backpack might be of interest. Designed for transporting a small mountain load of camera gear, the Explore 40 offers features like modular Core Unit camera inserts, height adjustable harness system, under-the-arm camera access, all within a flight-ready, ‘carry-on’ spec bag.
It’s hard to find alternative looking motorcycle jackets, different from the majority standard. If you’re interested in different, unique styling then check out the Macna IMBUZ Jacket. Urban focused, featuring a hoody holder, the jacket is a waterproof summer weight riding garment with a removable Raintex membrane, fixed mesh liner, along with Safe Tech CE protectors for the shoulders, elbows, and back.
The new FIVE WFX3 WP Gloves provide an affordable cold weather glove option. Key features include a topside nylon construction with a synthetic leather palm, WP Line internal weatherproof membrane, and Thinsulate 180g thermal insulation. Top of the hand protection comes from a PU metacarpophalangeal protective shell. And TouchScreen fabric on the glove index finger provides added value.
Keep your passport, credit cards, travel ID, and cash all in one place, on-person and protected from external electronic scanning. The Tatonka Passport Safe RFID B travel wallet has RFID scan protection with TÜV certified RFID blocking material in a tidy fold close design. Available in olive or black colours.
Stand out from your friends with this old-fashion, quirky but with a timeless design, camp mug. The Ello Products Campy 18oz Vacuum Insulated Stainless Travel Mug has a cork inlay, soft touch handle and leak-proof slider style lid. Made from BPA free materials and available in three colour designs.
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Although designed for motorcycle patrol officers, the Rescue Essentials Motorcycle Operator Kit is a good option for safety conscious motorcyclists, especially overland travellers that travel off-road and may be far from emergency response services. The kit “includes supplies to address catastrophic trauma, as well as minor fractures”, such as a SWAT-T tourniquet, an 18 inch SAM splint, and a Waterjel burn dressing. This specialist compact emergency kit that can provide addition functionality to your standard first aid gear.
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A pocket sized DAB radio, that also receives FM, has an auto scan feature and 64 presets, could be a handy travel gadget. The KitSound PocketDAB portable Radio has seven hours play time thanks to a 350 mAh LiPo internal battery. Plus an LED information display and physical track, device controls. And an integrated LED torch just in case you need some extra light.
More than a traditional picnic blanket, the Kammok Field Blanket has a water repellent ripstop shell with a soft fleece interior and modular snap together system for different use cases. A centre opening makes it a poncho, or use it as a ground blanket or top quilt cover, and it can even be converted into a minimalist sleeping bag for warm weather overnight adventures. Available in a range of colour designs.
Riding in the rain is a necessary evil for most motorcyclists, especially commuters or long distance overlander travellers. A smallish waterproof backpack is therefore be an important item if you don’t mind wearing one. And a 20 litre capacity is a good all around carry size. The Furygan Abyss Waterproof Bag also has an internal padded laptop pouch that’s removable, an external zipper pocket, and an inside net pocket to hold your loose items. Available in three colours.
Keep ‘man’s best friend' happy and hydrated on your next outdoors adventure with the new Mountainsmith K9 Backbowl. Designed as a collapsible dog bowl that neatly snaps together when your dog is thirsty, and then the bowl lays flat for packing, or if you need to clean and dry it. Made form a heavy duty nylon fabric with a TPU coating that is machine washable.
Featuring a hi-tech design and components, but based on an old-fashion concept to keep your tyres up to pressure. Compact with a CNC machined aluminium barrel, piston, base, and T-handle, makes a lightweight elegant looking air tool, with a high volume capacity and a long hose. The Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HV Pump could easily find a place in your riding kit.
The new Klim Krios Pro Helmet ECE/DOT. Key features include an ADV-specific design, hand-laid carbon shell with Koroyd materials and production process, quick release shield and visor system, quieter ride thanks to aerodynamic helmet vents and fabric liner system, and adjustable chin and forehead vents. A helmet for adventure riders that's modern, functional, and exceeds ECE and DOT safety standards.
A travel towel generally needs to have three properties: (1) lightweight, (2) absorb water, and (3) dry quickly. A bonus feature is an antimicrobial fabric coating. And extra points for a smart silicone carry case with carabiner, available in a range of colours. Check out the Matador NanoDry Shower Towel.
A good sized, 20 litre capacity waterproof luggage option for riders that like tank bags. Features include a transparent top pocket designed for maps or your smartphone and/or tablet, an adjustable padded shoulder strap to make off-bike transfers easy, and a tough 840D Nylon TPU IPX5 waterproof construction. The new Givi GRT715 Waterproof Tank Bag.
A photographic travel journal to inspire adventure. With ruled pages, lots of quotes, and photographs of rugged landscapes and wilderness cabins, the Chronicle Books Collect Moments Not Things Journal could be the first step you take towards your next travel adventure.
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With a casual, urban-streetwear look matched to technical motorcycle jacket performance, the Furygan KARL Jacket is the classic double duty garment. Features include a waterproof and breathable liner, along with a removable thermal lining and belt snap attachment loops. D3O elbow and shoulder armour, along with an optional back protector, provide crash protection.
Featuring High Definition Optics with UV and impact protected plutonite lens, the Oakley Mayhem Pro MX James Stewart Sig.Series Goggle has your eye protection covered for your next MX ride. The lens is interchangeable and the frame has a quality foam on the facial contact areas with moisture-wicking and an ergonomic comfort fit.
For around town carry duties, the Ortlieb Commuter-Daypack Urban has you covered. Tougher than a typical office bag thanks to a Cordura fabric construction that has the appearance of and feels like a woven fabric and is not too technical looking. A roll down closure top provides quick access to the main compartment. And a padded sub-compartment where it holds a small laptop or tablet / iPad. Available in three colours.
Do you want a travel ready, pocket sized, portable, with a built-in rechargeable battery, DAB/DAB+ FM radio? With a modern minimalist aesthetic, featuring powerful technology like auto scan
tuning, colour LCD screen, lockable buttons, 20 memory presets, and a 10-12 hour playback per charge. The Majority Petersfield Go Pocket Digital Radio.
The CCM Spitfire motorcycle, a British built 600cc single, with a hand-welded trellis frame and a minimalist aesthetic, is available in a few custom designs as limited edition models. However, if you want to custom style your own machine, the 2019 CCM Spitfire Six is the one for you. Like a blank canvas, all the styling decisions are in the hands of the purchaser to choose from a “selection of tank colour options, pre-exisiting seat styles and even personalise the annodised colours throughout the bike.”
Most off-road, 4X4 drivers have at least one recovery strap in their vehicle. For a motorcyclist, it’s probably less important, but you never know when one could come in handy. Featuring a design where the strap ends can be weaved through itself to create a loop attachment, the Speed Strap 1/2” Pocket Tow Weavable Recovery Strap is small enough to easily pack for a long distance overland adventure trip.
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Now who wouldn’t want to sleep in a tipi when out camping. A single centre pole, No-See-Um mesh wall panels, and fly makes the Mountainsmith Mountain Tipi a fun, yet practical tent option. Designed to sleep two comfortably, but roomy enough for a seated group of up to six. Easy setup, with a multitude of arrangements (stand-alone tipi, tipi with nest, stand-alone nest), and relatively lightweight for backpacking or car camping.
Add additional body armour to your riding gear with the EVOC Protector Jacket. At a lightweight 900 grams (32 ounces) this jacket provides protection for your upper body, including padding for your collar, chest, hip, and pelvic bones along with a CE-certified protector (EN 1621-2) for your back and CE-certified coccyx and shoulder protectors.
The Kleintools Canvas Tool Bag is suitable for most workshops and worksites. Wide top opening for easy access to your tools and equipment. A heavy-duty No. 6 natural canvas construction with a double-layer canvas bottom. And the riveted web handles have been reinforced for added durability.