Updated this year, the new 2022 Honda CRF450RX features frame and rideability enhancements. The “new (2kg lighter) frame and swingarm’s rigidity balance were combined with a tighter chassis geometry and heightened ground clearance to target peak cornering performance”. And a new hydraulic clutch and ECU update improve ride performance and ergonomics.
A modular luggage system often works well for motorcycle touring and the saddlebag configuration is a proven setup. Throw in waterproof performance and you have the DRYSPEC D78 Modular Dry Bag System. Universal slip-lock and quick-release mounting straps ensure the bags stay in place and are easily removed for off-bike transport. Provides 58L of carry capacity and is available in three colour designs of black, orange, or grey.
Many hikers prefer trail running style shoes to hiking boots. The new Salewa Ultra Train 3 Shoe is designed as a lightweight shoe for “speed hiking”, has an outsole made for varied terrain, including rock and wet and slippery surfaces. And works well in urban settings too.
The new 100% Rideley Sunglasses sport a slight retro look in a square frame design. Key features include a lightweight TR90 frame with rubber nose mount and temple tips to ensure a good fit. Available with “contrast-defining HiPER lens and PEAKPOLAR lens.” And there's a microfibre bag to hold and clean your new glasses.
Featuring a flip-up chin bar design and dirt bike style removable peak, the new Scorpion EXO-AT950 Ellwood Helmet looks like a good option for the adventure rider. Vents have been placed to effectively remove hot air for warm weather riding. An optically-clear shield with an anti-scratch hardened coating and fog-free technology provides for optimal rider vision. And the helmet's liner is removable and washable.
Arguably the most versatile travel bag around. A staple in the military. Lightweight and tough with a generous carry capacity. The Outdoor Research CarryOut Duffel Bag also features an interior expandable pocket designed to segment, for example, dirty clothes or shoes from your clean kit. There’s detachable shoulder straps and tow handles for bag transport.
Camp blankets rule. Great for car camping or a picnic in the park. The Kelty Cordavan Blanket is a CloudLoft-filled blanket that has a “durable poly-cotton canvas and corduroy on top, and soft plush fabric underneath.” A roll-up design affords easy storage and transport. Sized to be comfortable for two people.
The Tissot T-Touch Connect Solar Wristwatch is a synergy of analogue and digital technology. Featuring a Swiss connected quartz solar tactile movement, ceramic bezel with luminescent markings, a black PVD coated antimagnetic titanium case, and tactile scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. It's solar powered. And Tissot ’s tactile technology affords easy access to compass, altimeter, weather, alarm, and chronograph functionality.
If you like bold branding and want a tough, double-wall vacuum insulated drinking vessel, the SUBTECH thermos Bottle could be an option. Key features include an internal ceramic coating, a large quick twist lid, and a full width opening, wide mouth on a cylinder design. Holds 600 ml (20.2 fl oz) and weighs 328 g (11.57 oz).
Featuring a wide viewport, three layer face foam, and tear-off lens functionality, the Fox Main Illmatik Goggle has your eyes protected. It’s Variable Lens System (VLS) design lets the rider change between standard or injection moulded lens. The head strap is non-slip and a microfibre goggle bag is included.
The new Troy Lee Designs Gambit Glove is packed with performance and hand protection features. There’s a compression moulded cuff and velcro closure system. A dual-layer palm construction provides comfort and control. And D3O protection on the knuckles. Available in four colour designs.
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Protect your motorcycle helmet from bumps and scratches, and for easy transport, with the Alpha Industries Exclusive NASA Helmet Bag. Design follows a fighter pilot helmet bag with a top carry handle, two exterior pockets, interior pockets, and a removable messenger shoulder strap. And there’s removable NASA patches.
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After a long day hiking everyone deserves a little comfort at camp. Weighing only 79g (2.6 oz), the Klymit V Seat packs small but provides big levels of sitting comfort. And it works just as well at home on a bench or hard chair or when travelling, say on a long flight.
Made to find gold, from small size fragments to large 'big dollar' nuggets. Featuring GeoSense-PI technology to quickly and precisely analyse gold signals and “automatic ground balance [that] continuously adapts to changing soil conditions.” The new Minelab GPX6000 Metal Detector weighs only 2.1kg (4.6 lb), has carbon fibre shafts, a rechargeable 5833 mAh Lithium-Ion battery, and there’s a selection of coils to suit your needs.
With more protection and functionality than your typical MX jersey, the Rev’it Jersey Sierra is designed to look after its wearer. The jersey’s material provides for good ventilation and abrasion resistance thanks to being “constructed with the strong PWR|Mesh fabric”. Other features include thumb loops on the cuffs to hold sleeves in place and a napoleon chest pocket with a goggle wiper. Available in burgundy red or black.
A self-supporting hooped design with mesh ventilation makes the Alpkit Elan Bivvy Bag a great lightweight, solo shelter option. Compact in size when packed up for transport. A mesh panel helps maintain air flow. The head canopy can be shut for full weather protection. And a zipped side entry affords easy in and out access.
The new Nelson Rigg Trails End Large Tool Roll is a good option for the long distance touring motorcyclist. Neatly holds a range of bike tools and spare parts, thanks to two rows of pockets along with a zipper mesh pocket for smaller items, and there's a Hi-Viz fabric liner that makes finding your tools in low light easy.
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Upgraded for 2021, the Outdoor Research ActiveIce Chroma Full Sun Gloves "dynamically adjusts to your body’s temperature to cool you faster”. Plus there’s UPF 50+ sun protection, an additional cuff closure for the perfect fit with a perforated synthetic suede palm, and it's available in two colour designs.
Featuring a waterproof shell in a GORE-TEX laminate construction, the Dane Ikast Jacket has appropriate levels of adventuring touring weather protection. Climate control is achieved through a removable thermal inner jacket and ventilation through zippers. And crash protection via elbow and shoulder SAS-TEC body armour protectors.
Protect and holds money. Big enough to hold 6-8 credit size cards and one or two dollar bills. Made from recycled sailcloth fabric. Would suit a minimalist and, really, most others. The Flowfold Recycled Sailcloth Minimalist Card Holder Wallet.
If you want a little quirky fun and like the Despicable Me movies, then the new HJC Rpha 11 Otto Minions Helmet might be for you. Race track level performance and protection. Constructed using Integrated Matrix (P.I.M Plus) shell composition. Available in minions yellow.
If you like to ride with a backpack the new Kriega Max28 Expandable Backpack might be of interest. It utilises Kriega’s Quadloc-Lite harness system and has a zip out feature to expand the bag capacity from 22 to 28 litres. There’s also a waterproof roll-top 15 inch laptop pocket, a document sleeve, and four internal zip pockets.
Designed as a small travel towel, but good for camping or as a small beach or sports towel. Compressed for easy transport and storage. Towels absorb more than 9.5 times their weight. Made from a bio-based fabric of plants and wood. The Lightload Towels Camp Towels Hand Size 2 Pack.
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Featuring a two-for-one style, the Scorpion Morpheus Reversible Jacket gives the rider aesthetic options depending on how they feel. Protection options include “internally reinforced with abrasion resistant 600D polyester at the shoulders, elbows and back”, Sas-tec CE Level 1 Flex armour at the elbows, and shoulder and back pockets to accept pads. The jacket is water resistant. And there’s a YKK front zipper closure and a snap down flap.
One for the Swiss Army Knife fan. Featuring four tools (a blade, scissors, nail file, and 2.5mm screwdriver) housed within tiger orange Swiss made aluminium scales, the Victorinox Classic Alox Pocketknife is both a function camp knife and a collectors item. It weighs 16.5g and length is 58mm.
Utilising a single trekking pole for structure and featuring a “squared off peak which gives you more headroom without needing a tall trekking pole”, the Zpacks Plexamid Tent is a uniquely functional lightweight, solo shelter. Two storm doors can be opened or closed independently to provide ventilation, wind protection, or as a window to the landscape.
The My Medic Moto Medic Stormproof First Aid Kit is designed for motorcycle riders. Along with a selection of bandages, gauze pads, and supplies like burnshield gel, the kit also includes a light stick, a tourniquet for serious bleeding, and EMT shears capable of cutting through motorcycle boots and rider protective clothing. All packed into a tough all-weather bag.
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