Protect your first aid supplies with the new Exped Fold First Aid Drybag, designed to hold a small first aid kit in a water and dust-proof bag with roll-top closure system. Available in two sizes. The small sized dry bag has a compact flat design for your personal kit and the medium sized dry bag features an oval 3-D design with addition volume if you want to protect a non-waterproof first aid case or if you have a larger amount of supplies.
The new 2019 Husqvarna FS 450 “is a motorcycle built from the ground up to offer unmatched closed-circuit supermoto performance.” Husqvarna have upgraded their supermoto with a redesigned chassis, featuring a new 2-piece composite carbon fibre subframe design and new blue coated frame providing increased rigidity. The bike’s WP 48mm AER air forks and WP DCC rear shock suspension have been tuned for the new chassis. And engine improvements include a redesigned cylinder head.
Big enough for one. Light enough for the serious hiker. Tough enough for years of use. The Optimus Terra Solo Cook Set has two cookware pieces, a pot with a very useful pour spot and a little fry pan, and cleaning equipment (a BOB sponge), and storage solution (a mesh carry bag). All you need in one small bag.
Are goggles in fashion? They look good when worn with a classic, retro jet style helmet. And dirt riders certainly know the benefits of goggles. For street riding, check out the new Bitwell Overland 2.0 Goggle. It’s made with an injection-moulded polyurethane frame and polycarbonate plastic lens, has optically precise, CE-certified UV protected vision, and a comfort fit thanks to its two-stage, open-cell foam eye port padding.
Based on the Euro Hiker design, but made with synthetic fabric including “one or more major components contain at least 50% recycled polyethylene therephthalate (PET), the plastic used to make soda bottles,” the Timberland Euro Hiker Cordura Fabric Boots may appeal to the outdoors environmentalist. The upper boot is made from Cordura nylon fabric. The rubber outsole is made from 34% recycled rubber. Available in four colour designs.
If you frequently ride your dirt bike in wet and cold conditions, then the MSR Voyager Jacket might be a good fit for you. Made from 400 Denier Nylon it has an outer shell coated in DRY-XC providing waterproofing and breathability. The Voyager also has a Hyperflo adjustable venting system to help cool the rider, water resistant YKK zippers including the main zipper under a storm flap with builtin gutter, and a large rear cargo pocket to store your lunch. The jacket is designed to be worn over your body armour or pads can be fitted in the pre-aligned interior pockets.
Beta have upgraded the racing version range of their enduro bikes for 2018. This covers the 350, 390, 430, and 480 cc models. Upgrades have focused on reducing weight
and improving handling. So for suspension, the Sachs fork have a new, lighter redesigned slider and the rear suspension shock absorber has revised valving and calibration to improve performance
with the new design of the bike’s frame.
Designed as a thermal sub-layer, as either a base layer or, for cold weather riding, part of a multi-garment layering system, the new Ashley Watson Cardington Sweatshirt is both technical and made for motorcycle riders. A key technical feature is the sweatshirt's 400g/m² interlock fabric designed to "trap heat and reduce wind-chill". Rider friendly features include a grip-tape around the hem to stop the sweatshirt riding up your sleeve, long form fitted sleeves to nicely fit under a bulky jacket, and a large front panel liner providing a windproof barrier. Available in navy blue or teal.
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Carry across the body sling style or alternatively as a standard around the waist belt, this new small utility bag is a collaboration between Topo Designs and FRONTEER. The Quick Pack has a single main compartment with an oversized YKK zipper access and a wide seatbelt material waist belt, along with top carry handles, an internal key clip, and a bike light attachment loop.
SOURCE/PHOTO: Topo Designs
Urban camo styling, modern MX helmet design, and front line head protection from MIPS and Conehead technology. The new SCOTT Helmet 550 Camo ECE has cutting edge design and the latest safety technologies. Plus adjustable ventilation and removable and washable liner and cheek pads.
“Engineered for women by women, the Artemis is purpose-built adventure for women.” New from KLIM, the Artemis Jacket has GORE-TEX fabric laminate technology providing a waterproof shell that’s also breathable. Other key features include D30 armour crash protection and KLIMATEK cooling fabric technology in the mesh armour pockets for additional rider cooling.
A trial bike looks a bit strange when compared to your standard dirt bike. But as a specialist machine, designed for trial riding courses, it’s fit-for-purpose. And the new 2018 Gas Gas TXE, with its battery powered, water cooled electric motor, driving through a mechanic clutch and six speed transmission, adds additional uniqueness to the trial bike category.
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Is a motorcycle camping trip on three wheels better than on two wheels? The 2018 Ural Gear Up Sportsman, Camp Wandawega Edition might be a good way to find out. Based on the standard Ural, the Gear Up models are often theme based and include addition kit for the road. The Ural Sportsman features a forest fog green and black paint scheme, with a camping package for your next outdoors adventure.
New from ICON, the Dreadnaught Backpack is designed for riders with features like a water-resistant roll down top closure in a tough PU-coated poly body. A rider-specific chest harness and FIDLOCK magnetic buckle holds this 20 litre pack in place. An ICON tool roll is included. With enough room to hold a 15-inch laptop plus your gear. Available in red or black.
A custom build based on an affordable, small capacity bike is an achievable goal for most amateur bike builders. The entry costs are relatively low and it’s a great way to develop and improve your skill base. For inspiration, check out the Custom Kawasaki KLX 150 Flat Tracker by Deus Ex Machina. A small behind-the-scenes write up can be found here. The little Flat Tracker features a custom tank, side and front race plates, new tail, and seat. Along with new MTR rims, new wide bars, reverse cone exhaust, and a paint scheme to make the bike race ready.
SOURCE/PHOTO: Deus Ex Machina
Touring class and all-weather capable, the new Acerbis G-Road P Gloves have an understated style with the functionality you need. Key features include a synthetic leather palm with abrasion-resistant reinforcements, Hipora membrane for weather protection, a Thinsulate lining that provides warmth, and touchscreen capable finger tips for controlling your phone or GPS.
So you want to learn to fly a helicopter. Although it’s probably not the best idea to rely on YouTube videos as your sole source for training, this 1965 US Army Training Film is a great introduction to the basics on helicopter design, operation, and flight characteristics for a small military turbine helicopter. The civilian version is the Hughes 369 helicopter, often referred to as the H500 or MD500 model.
By definition a shipping container is transportable. And plenty of people have converted one into a house. Now an Australian company has an innovate shipping container design. With a modular, pop-out arrangement, the G-Pod Portable Building has pull-out sections and a front fold-down deck that’s covered, expanding the building’s floor area to nearly 3 times its original size. The unit is built out of standard size shipping containers, globally transportable, and can be set-up or packed-up in just a few hours, operating off-grid and without mains water if needed.
An open face jet design with a hint of fighter pilot helmet styling. The Blauer Pilot 1.1 Helmet has a bold blue with red stripe colour scheme. Its fibreglass shell is ECE2205 rated. The internal sun visor is anti-scratch and the chinstrap has a micrometric buckle, quick release system.
Works both in the high alps and on busy urban streets, featuring an outdoors aesthetic, providing warp around sun protection for your eyes. The large lens design offers a wide field of view. Blocks 100% UV light and tough enough to protect your eyes from wind and flying debris. Check out the SCOTT SUNGL Vector Sunglasses.
Good for camping, the workshop or general around-the-home use, the Coleman Quad Pro 800L LED Lantern has plenty of utility value. Effectively four LED light panels and a base unit, the lantern can light up a large room or simply remove one or more LED panels for a personal lighting solution. Each of the four light panels are attached via a magnet so can be easily placed on a metal surface, like a toolbox, for hands-free lighting. The unit is IPX4 water-resistant rated and powered by NiMH batteries.
The teNeues Custom Bike Life Book has the following tagline: “A visual tour of a tradition that traces its roots back to the 1960s, when people yearning for freedom felt the need to take things into their own hands.” Plenty of photo essay style stories on individual bikes and their creators covering various custom bikes from cafe racers to scramblers to choppers. Along with some additional stories covering some of the larger bike events.
The Fjallraven Canvas Money Belt does more than just hold up your pants. Made from a strong synthetic fabric, this belt has a hidden pocket on the inside to secretly stash some travel cash. And a fasting metal squeeze buckle that activates the belt's hold-up-your-pants function.