Although small in stature, the CRKT Jenny Wren Compact Tomahawk features a three edged head for all kinds of camp cutting duties. “The black-coated SK5 carbon steel head is built with a long, curved head edge for scraping while the main edge is primed to take a bite out of a branch.” Blade length is 65.7 mm (2.6 in), it has a glass-reinforced nylon handle, and a MOLLE-compatible sheath.
The Grivel Haute Route Backpack is designed for back country ski-touring but is versatile enough to be used for most hiking adventures. Mountaineering specific features include a diagonal concealable ski carrier and ice axe holder. A double closure with through zip and buckle is used to secure your gear along with side compression straps. The pack holds 35 litres.
With MotoGP style and technical race track performance, the new SIDI Rex Air Boots have your feet covered. Lots of technology including a perforated Technomicro boot construction, replaceable shin plate, ergonomic foot entry system with a Techno-3 Push Closure System, ankle support brace, side air ventilation, and there’s also replaceable toe sliders.
Protect your eyes and up you fashion game with the 100% Speedcoupe Sport Performance Sunglasses. Key features include a wrap-around frame design with impact resistant, 100% UV protection, and lightweight polycarbonate lenses. The ability to change lenses and a HYDROILO lens treatment that works to repel water, dirt, etc. The glasses comes with a hard protective case, replacement clear lens for night duties, and a microfibre storage and cleaning bag.
Featuring a built-in refillable lighter to start your campfire and an extendable bellows tube to blow your flame, thus increasing available oxygen and removing combustion products, to increase the chances of producing a roaring fire. It’s lightweight, there’s an attachment carry loop ring, and the unit is camp tough. The new Vargo Ultimate Fire Starter - Blaze.
Keep your hiking gear in tip-top shape with the all-in-one Grangers Clothing Care Kit. The kit includes Active Wash to restore your base layers and remove lingering odour, Performance Wash a PFC-free cleaner to remove dirt and eliminate odours while protecting the water-repellency properties of your technical gear, and Performance Repel Plus proofs and restores the DWR finish of your garments.
With a light jacket or overshirt design, the new Speed and Strength Dropout Armored Flannel has a style and technical feature list that will appeal to many riders. Constructed from yarn dyed flannel, this authentic looking outdoors garment has motorcycle crash protection thanks to aramid reinforcements at the shoulders and elbows, along with removable Knox lite CE Protectors. There’s also a YKK main zipper hidden behind snap closures. Available in two colour designs.
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Designed for motorcyclists, for a comfort fit under a helmet, providing situational awareness, and most importantly, protecting your hearing. The Earpeace M Motorsport Ear Plugs lower engine and wind noise but still allow you to hear comms or music under your helmet, so are more effective than your standard foam earplugs. The ear plugs come in three sets of high-fidelity acoustic filters and a small aluminium tube carrying case for transport, storage, and protection.
Featuring a large, oversized 51mm diameter case, the new Nixon 51-30 Chrono Watch is more than a bold statement piece. It has a stainless steel construction, a 300m water resistance rating, and is powered by a Miyota Japanese quartz six hand movement with 24 hour and second timer sub-dials. There's a rotating bezel with analog countdown timer. Available in a wide range of colour designs.
A clean, elegant and good size (30 litre) commuter, school, or day travel pack. There's easy access to the large main compartment and its internal padded laptop compartment. On the outside there’s small open side pockets. The bag has a Thermo Mold Carrying System and the hip straps can be removed. The Tatonka City Pack 30 is hydration bladder compatible and available in five colour designs.
Featuring 3K/1K lamination for waterproofing and breathability, the new 100% Hydromatic Parka is a lightweight jacket option for travel or hiking. The garment’s shell is made from a two-way stretch polyester fabric with a 7.6 cm (3inch) drop-tail hem design. There’s also adjustable cuffs and hood, magnet closure pockets, and it’s available in black with low key 100% branding.
Designed for women motorcyclists, the new Schuberth C4 Pro Women Helmet should provide an optimal fit with Schuberth level quality and safety features. Interior fabrics are washable, anti-bacterial, and quick-drying, and cooling air flow is provided by a multi-channel ventilation system. Optical distortion free vision is enhanced with a large anti-fog visor. Available in various colour designs including the fun world map graphic model shown above.
This new camping mattress features an “air and foam combination [that] strikes the perfect balance between comfort, pack size, and weight.” The Klymit Klymaloft Sleeping Pad has a comfort foam top, covered with stretch polyester fabric that’s soft and, importantly, quiet, and an air bed construction with I-beam air chambers. Comes with a patch kit and stuff sack, and weighs only 1089 g (38.5 oz).
With a unique style, the CRKT Minimalist Bowie Gears Knife brings a touch of individual expression to what can be a rather utilitarian camp tool. This knife features a glow in the dark handle and sheath with a 3D printed gear design on its 54 mm (2.13 inch) fixed 8Cr13MoV steel blade. A compact utility knife that weighs just 45.4 g (1.6 oz).
Upgrade your old hiking hydration reservoir with the new MSR Thru-Link InLine Water Filter. The filter has hollow fiber and activated carbon technology, is compatible with any reservoir system, and uses a quick connect two-stage filtration unit that removes “pathogens, particulate & microplastics; activated carbon reduces chemicals, tastes and odours.”
Made from a hard wearing PVC tarpaulin fabric, with sonically welded seams for strength, durability, and waterproofing, the Firstgear Torrent Waterproof Duffel Bag will give you many years of use. The duffel has motorcycle specific features like D-Rings and webbing straps designed for mounting the bag to your bike. And it also makes a good general travel bag.
The latest issue of Meta Magazine Volume 17 is out and it has a range of interesting motorcycle related articles. Have a look on their website to see if there’s something of interest for you. A sample of the magazine’s content includes a story on Ascot Park speedway racing, a profile/story piece on “25-year-old motocross racer and snowboard athlete Kiana Clay”, and designing electric motorcycles.
SOURCE/PHOTO: Meta Magazine
Filling in forms is part of modern day travel, particularly for international trips. The Zebra F-301 Compact Ballpoint Pen, with a tough stainless steel barrel and expanding design, would make a great travel pen. In its compact form the pen occupies little space, and when expanded to its full length, a 0.7mm black ink ballpoint pen will be most useful as a writing instrument.
The Mountain Hardwear UL 20 Backpack features a clean, lightweight, and technical design. A single centre compression strap over a drawstring top closure. There’s adjustable side bottle pockets and a sternum strap with an emergency whistle. Available in four colour designs.
The new Breitling Superocean Automatic 36 is designed for women with its smaller size 36mm stainless-steel case in a clean, classic divers analogue wristwatch style. Ocean ready thanks to a water resistance rating of 200m, the watch is available in a range of colour dial designs covering white, light blue, or orange, and different strap colours. Its internal watch mechanism is the Breitling 17, self-winding mechanical movement with a power reserve of up to 38 hours.
Designed for your next all-weather, long distance ADV ride, the ICON Raiden Jacket. Technical features include a “Supplex 3-layer nylon shell with 10k/10k Waterproof breathability as well as durable Cordura overlays in the impact zones.” There’s also plenty of pockets for storing small items and the jacket has D30 impact crash protectors. For warm weather riding, just removable the insulated liner and open some zipper vents.
Are you looking to replace your tired old travel wallet? Then check out the Secrid Miniwallet Yard Lime. Small in size but feature packed. The aluminium wallet with a microfibre case holds up to six plastic cards, banknotes, and a few business cards with some assorted paper notes. Also available in a variety of different colours.
The new Spyderco Chaparral Sun and Moon Pocketknife has a handle with a “smooth white G-10 scale with a red G-10 inlay and a black G-10 scale with a genuine mother-of-pearl inlay.” And a 71mm (2.8 inch) full-flat ground blade, back lock, and reversible pocket wire clip round out this pocketknife's key features.
Designed to house up to two riders and all their gear, the Lone Rider ADV Tent provides a comfortable mobile home while you overland adventure. Key features include a large internal size to inhabit for a day or two, an easy access two-sided door setup, a colour design suitable for out-of-sight motorcycle camping, and a storage size that fits most motorcycle luggage systems.
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Keep your core warm on cold weather rides with the Tourmaster Synergy Pro-Plus 12V Heated Vest. Powered by your motorcycle, the vest has heating elements on the chest, back, and collar. The heating level is controlled by a built-in 3-setting, LED smart soft touch controller located on the upper left chest.
The Wandrd The Prvke Series Backpack is a daypack sized, travel camera backpack. Key features include: A secure passport pocket, quick side access to your camera, removable internal camera cube, expandable roll down top, tote style top handle, and a durable water-resistant tarpaulin and ballistic nylon construction.
A key feature of the new Alpinestars Tech 7 Enduro Drystar Boots is the inclusion of a waterproof membrane for wet weather protection and breathability. The enduro specific boot also has a “specifically engineered, compound sole to provide Enduro riders superior durability, grip, feel and levels of structural rigidity.” Other features include CE-certification, a microfibre upper construction with a microfibre gaiter to seal out water and dirt, various boot component reinforcements, and a new polymer and aluminium frame closure buckle system.
There’s plenty of good options for off-road hand protection so often aesthetic appearance is the deciding factor. This modern camouflage design might appeal to some. The Thor Rebound Camo Gloves has a perforated clarino palm with 4-way stretch, layered and breathable fabrics on the backhand that features direct inject rubber panels, and silicone printed fingertips for good lever control.
Are you looking for a lightweight hiking shoe, that’s also good for general walking duties when you’re on urban travel adventures? Then check out the Teva Terra-Float Churn Shoes. Key features include an ultralight FloatLite midsole for comfort, a mesh upper that breathes and dries quickly after river crossings or puddle jumping, and an elastic lacing solution to hold the shoe in place.
For your next big adventure, keep track of time with a Breitling Avenger Chronograph 45 Night Mission. Analogue design with a 45mm DLC-coated titanium case, in black with khaki dial, Super-LumiNova coated numerals in a stenciled number font similar to the numbers on the deck of an aircraft carrier, for easy reading. Glove friendly too.
For fans of soft luggage, that travel long distances and ride in all types of weather, check out the Dirtsack Frogman Waterproof Soft Panniers. Featuring a carry capacity of 56 litres, these panniers have a quick-release buckle system for easy mounting and dismounting and come with various securing straps for good fitment to your bike. The bag design includes a welded PVC waterproof rolltop closure with a tough, adjustable link bridge harness that fits most bikes.
For the urban rider wanting a technical motorcycle garment that doesn’t look too technical. The New Alpinestars Newman Overshirt is made from a twill construction, featuring 600 Denier elbow patches and inner abrasion and tear resistance fabric on the shoulder and elbow. Crash protection is provided by low profile Nucleon Flex Plus armour. Other features include a YKK front zipper, snapped shirt collar, two buttoned down chest pockets, and a small Napoleon style waterproof chest pocket.