Designed for adventure bikes, the new Nelson Rigg Hurricane Adventure Waterproof Tank Bag offers 11 litres of additional luggage capacity for your next adventure trip. The bag has a waterproof PVC tarpaulin construction with electronically welded seams, a quick release strap system to ensure easy attachment and removal for refuelling or transporting the bag to your destination stop. Its main compartment has an adjustable divider and the top pocket has a clear cover that’s touch screen device friendly. Suitable for larger adventures bikes.
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The Tatonka FA Basic Waterproof First Aid Kit is designed for short trips, has supplies for one person, where your journey requires waterproof gear. The pouch has a waterproof roll-down closure with taped seams to hold wound dressings, bandages, plaster strips and tape, gloves, a rescue blanket, and outdoor first aid instructions.
A little package of travel insurance, small and lightweight, just clip to your bag. The Survival Frog Tact Bivvy 2.0 Emergency Sleeping Bag reflects 90% of your body's heat back to you, has taped seams for a wind and waterproof reusable bivvy bag that can also work as a sleeping bag liner. Comes with a stuff sack and alert whistle.
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Pumping air into your bike’s tyre shouldn’t be a difficult task. The Eastbound Rocky Creek MotoPressor Pocket Pump makes it easy thanks to a 2m long power cord with a SAE battery terminal fitting, long inflator hose, and capacity to pump up to 6.9 bar. The 12v inflator is small, weighs 580g, and comes with a neoprene storage bag.
Designed for off-road motorcycle riders, with an easy fit and remove harness system that provides unrestricted arm movement and shifts the pack weight from the shoulders to the chest and body. The Kriega HYDRO-2 HydraPak has a 2 litre (122cu in) fluid capacity, 420D Cordura Lite Plus construction, and reflective panels and logos. Available in four colour designs.
Is “travel enduro” a new class of motorcycles? If so, the brand new 2020 KTM 390 ADVENTURE is one of a few that would qualify. A dual sport design, small capacity motorcycle that’s good for long distance touring, but is light weight, has off road technical capability, and is agile enough for dirt riding. A bike built for motorcycle adventure travellers. The 390 ADVENTURE is powered by KTM’s reliable single-cylinder, 43 hp four-stroke 373 cc engine, runs a slipper clutch, and power delivery is managed with an engine management system and ride-by-wire process. Other travel friendly features include a removable, steel trellis subframe designed to carry heavy luggage loads, a two-part seat made for comfort and control, and wide foot pegs to accommodate standing and seated riding positions with offload boots.
The new 2020 Honda CBR100RR-R Fireblade SP draws heavy on the DNA of their MotoGP RC213V race machine. And this latest version of the Fireblade model is powered by the most powerful inline, four cylinder street legal motorcycle engine Honda has ever produced. The new engine is compact, has a short-stroke layout with high performance tech like titanium con-rods, and is generating 160Kw peak power at 14,500rpm. It sits inside a brand new aluminium diamond frame where the rear of the motor is used as the upper shock mount, and its 4-2-1 exhaust pipes feed into an Akrapovic exhaust. Other improvements include an updated Throttle By Wire system with three default riding modes and a customisable 5-inch TFT instrument display.
The modular helmet design is a popular choice for a touring rider as it provides versatility. The new Givi X.33 Canyon Layers Helmet follows this proven design with its thermoplastic construction, full-face flip-up design. Other features include a smoked sun visor, various air vents, a micrometrical helmet strap, removable peak, and washable inner lining.
Before the spork there was the 3-piece knife, fork, and spoon design. If you want a little classic eating tool the Ecologyst The Camp Utensil has you covered. This multi-functional eating/camping utensil is made from 3Cr13 Stainless steel and easily separates into individual tools.
The new Rukka Airventur Jacket has a knitted mesh Cordura shell for good airflow in warm weather riding conditions. For crash protection, there’s Rukka D3O Air XTR shoulder and elbow protectors and two layers of knitted Cordura AFT on the elbow. Plenty of pockets to hold small items. Available in three colour designs.
If you want to replace your plastic travel bottle for environmental reasons then the new W&P Design Porter Bottle might be a good option. It’s made from a lightweight glass and is nicely wrapped in a protective matte silicone sleeve. The bottle is dishwater safe, BPA free, and food safe FDA/LFGA approved. And there’s five sleeve and bottle top colours to choose from.
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A multi-tool is always a handy piece of camping kit, does-it-all general use camping equipment. Always with you and available for all kinds of tasks. Like cutting and sawing stuff. Starting fires with it’s fire-starting ferro rod. Making noise with its whistle. Pulling stuff with pliers and opening cans with a can opener. Loosing and tightening screws. Secure it in a nylon sheath. The Leatherman Signal Multi-tool.
Saddle bags are a proven luggage option for motorcyclists that need to carry a bunch of gear. Add in a waterproof top or duffel bag and, if you like include a tank bag or small backpack, then most of your luggage requirements are meet. The SHAD Waterproof Saddle Bags SW42 is made from a PVC tarpaulin three layer mesh fabric, has an PX5 weather durability rating with a top fold down closure system to ensure your gear is safe from water intrusion. Safety and fitment straps are included.
If you’re after a small, functional tool holder for your bike, the Andy Strapz Tool Roll might be worth considering. The design aim was hold all the necessary tools, provide a small work surface, and make the roll capable of carrying an array of tools for different bikes and rider preferences. Made from canvas.
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Do you want a mobile all-weather home with room for two? A dome design that offers generous amounts of internal space. Provides 3-season weather protection. Is stable in high winds. Has good ventilation. A ripstop polyamide flysheet rated at a 5,000 mm water column. Large vestibule for cooking and gear storage. Two entrances. And low weight. Try the Salewa Sierra Leone II Tent.
Featuring a combination of analogue, digital, and smartphone watch connectivity, the new Casio EDIFICE ECB-900 Wristwatch brings different technologies together with solar power to produce an elegant, modern timepiece. A motorsports inspired 1/1000-second stopwatch, with memory for up to 200 lap time records, adds value for the vehicle owner. For the traveller, a Bluetooth connection with a smartphone provides accurate timekeeping in any country and an app lets you select from more than 300 cities for your World Time City and manage alarms and timer settings.
If you want to use your own wireless headphones instead of an average quality airline pair, then the KitSound Bluetooth Airline Adaptor might be a good investment. The audio adapter has a standard airline connection to stream audio to your wireless headphones with aptX low latency technology, and a battery life of up to 9 hours.
A sports boot aesthetic, for urban, street riding. The Alpinestars CR-6 Drystar Riding Shoes have fine mesh and specific breathable windows that provides breathability and airflow. A top hook and loop strap with lacing system ensures an agronomic and safe fit. CE-certified thanks to TPU ankle disks under upper external lateral ankle TPR protectors, and toe box and heel counter reinforcements.
Riding shirts have become popular over the last few years. However, typically they trade-off crash protection for the advantages of a lightweight technical shirt. The new Scorpion Abrams Riding Shirt looks to add a level of protection with a “[m]id-weight cotton chassis reinforced with integrated Rhino-Mesh® lining”, 600D polyester reinforcements at the elbows and shoulders, along with pockets for optional Sas-Tec flex armour. The shirt also has YKK zipper underarm venting, forearm and bicep adjustability, and is available in black or grey.
Quality woodworking requires quality tools. If you have an interest in Japanese woodworking techniques and the tools used to master and create fine handmade perfect-fitting joinery, check out the new Best Made Company The Japanese Joinery Kit. Each kit comes in a wooden box “[c]rafted from hand-finished Akagashi Japanese red oak” with an interlocking top. Tools include a cut saw and hardwood saw, octagonal hammer, two wood chisels, small hand plane, square blade awl, and wooden mitre square.
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If you want to seriously upgrade your travel filmmaking game, then check out the new Z CAM E2-S6 Cinema Camera. You’ll also need to rig this little camera with a handle or two, Sony NP-F series compatible battery, mic, CFAST 2.0 card, and monitor (although you could use your smartphone). Key features include a super 35mm, 26 megapixel CMOS sensor with resolution of 6K shooting up to 60 fps and 4K up to 100 fps in 10-bit colour, 14 stops of dynamic range, ZRAW is supported, and the E2-S6 is available in EF or PL lens mounts.
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A 35 litre classic mountaineer style backpack with everyday use functionality. The new Topo Designs Subalpine Pack is at home half way up a mountain or any busy urban downtown area. With its outdoors design, the pack has padded shoulder straps with load-lifter straps, along with a large main compartment, and an internal laptop sleeve that makes this bag equally useful for urban duties. Other features include a removable front pouch, oversized YKK zippers, and plenty of compression straps. Available in four colour designs.
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The new Scorpion EXO-AT950 Outrigger Helmet is a perfect fit for your next round the world motorcycle adventure. Features include a polycarbonate shell design with an oversized eye port and a modular flip-up chin-bar and front shield. And an internal drop down Speedview sun-visor provides added functionality along with a no-fog Everclear face shield that can be removed if you prefer a dirt helmet style with goggles for off-road use.
Where the container is as important as the contents. Based on the original VSSL metal tube design, the new VSSL First Aid follows the same form factor but with first aid supplies in a tool roll style contents wrap. The metal tube container has a 200 lumens LED light and oil-filled precision compass. The contents wrap holds the first aid supplies that include bandages, steri-strips, disposable thermometers, antiseptic wipes, medical gloves, cello homeostatic agent, burn cream, some small tools, and pain relief pills. See their website for full details on the medical supplies included.
The new 2020 Husqvarna FC 450 is, in the hands of an expert MX rider, a competition worthy machine. Powered by a single cylinder, SOHC engine producing 63 hp held in place by a chromium molybdenum steel frame. On the track, launch control gets you off the line in a rush, and engine, gearbox, frame, and suspension refinements improve ride and race ergonomics and power delivery.
If you choose not to buy a down sleeping bag for ethical reasons but still want technical hiking features including a lightweight and warm design, the new NEMO Azura Womens Synthetic Mummy Bag might be worth considering. With NEMO’s FeatherCore construction and Primaloft insulation, this bag offers "ultra-compressibility without sacrificing warmth. This completely new take on insulation construction packs down significantly smaller, providing all the benefits of synthetic insulation at the same pack size as 650FP down”.
A simple plastic container will easily hold your food. But a stainless steel travel jar is, in lots of cases, a better option. The Zoku 10oz Neat Stack Food Jar has a vacuum insulated, double-walled design to ensure your food stays hot for 5 hours or cold for 6.5 hours. Capacity is 295ml (10oz), it's BPA and phthalate free, and has a wide diameter opening for easy access. And for travellers, several jars can be stacked to maximise your available storage space.
Featuring a supermoto configuration, the new 2020 Torrot Supermotard Two electric kids motorcycle now comes with upgraded batteries offering lower weight with greater power and range. Other key child friendly features include a parental control app and programmable power output from 600W to 1500W. Build wise, the little electric bike has a chrome-molybdenum chassis and a swingarm with a hydraulic shock absorber, hydraulic disc brake system, and a top speed of 52 Km/h.
Featuring a simple retro, yet clean classic design, no multi-coloured MX style, but definitely a moto jersey aesthetic. The Fuel Motorcycles Grey Stripes Enduro Jersey has technical capabilities thanks to mesh pit vent panels to allow airflow, a body-mapped fabric placement design, and a fabric that extracts moisture away from the body.
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You probably have more than one set of gloves if you ride across the seasons and also on road and dirt. However, if you don’t have multiple sets of gloves but you’re looking for a general use, sort-of-fits most riding conditions type of glove then maybe consider the Furygan Jet All Seasons Gloves. A short cuff design, waterproof with a thermal liner for cooler weather. Hand protection includes a metacarpal protector and palm reinforcement.
Surfers have always known the value of a safe place to store their car and house keys while out riding waves. Secure key storage is also handy for general travelling. The Ocean & Sea Key Vault has a locking dial code combination system for secure storage of your keys within a 69mm (W) x 74mm (H) x 22mm (D) toughened steel metal vault.
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An almost essential gadget for the media centric traveller. With a touch of design and fashion flair. The new palm-sized Seagate One Touch SSD Special Edition model is available as a limited offering in a selection of red, green, blue, and white/grey camouflage print patterns. On the technical side, the drive has a SATA-type 500 GB SSD with transfer speeds of up to 400MB per second.
Big enough for the minimalist traveller, this 30 litre (expandable to 38 litres) backpack has a modern design aesthetic with a utilitarian focus on function and usability. Side compression straps help manage volume. Two side expansion bottle pockets lay flat when not in use. A zip away shoulder strap system converts the backpack to a large briefcase style bag. An interior hanging pocket and sunglass holder add more function along with a separate laptop compartment. The Mountainsmith Continental Backpack.
Version 2.0 is a lightweight technical motorcycle garment with a four-way stretch HYCOR waterproof-breathable fabric construction that makes the new ICON Tarmac2 a comfortable all-weather commuter, sport style jacket. Lots of venting options are provided via waterproof YKK zippers for warm weather riding. And there’s quality D3O crash impact protectors in the shoulders, elbows, and back. Available in grey or black.