While out dirt or enduro riding, do you like to carry some tools, your lunch and a drink, plus other kit like a wet weather jacket, on your body rather than attached to the bike? Then the Fox Legion Tac Vest might be of interest. Constructed around a 600D ripstop fabric main body with a HydraPak 2L reservoir, the vest provides plenty of pockets and molle webbing attachment points.
SOURCE/PHOTO: Fox Racing
Are you after a summer weight, ventilated, soft armour body protector? With D30 back and chest plates, and removable D3O elbow and shoulder pads. Padding on the biceps and ribs area. And anti-moisture inner panels and sleeves with abrasion-resistant fabric. The new Scott Softcon Air Pro Jacket Protector.
If you like the clean, but functional with a slightly military aesthetic in your bag design, then the Heimplanet Monolith DAYPACK 22L is worth checking out. It’s a small daypack size bag with two stowable shoulder straps, an additional single carry strap, and M.O.L.L.E webbing on the inside and outside. And there’s also a laptop sleeve with slide-in size access.
Protect the health of your pet with the new SURVIVAL Pet First Aid KIT. When out hiking, the First Aid KIT is small enough to neatly attach to your belt and rest on your hip. The kit has bandages, a digital thermometer, tick removal tools, and a range of other useful supplies including pet poo bags, “eco-friendly disposal bags located in an easily accessible exterior pocket.”
SOURCE/PHOTO: Survival Emergency Solutions
The 2021 Dakar Rally has started and it runs from the 3rd to the 15th of January 2021, across Saudi Arabia. Following a completely new route from last year, the 43rd running of the Rally starts in Jeddah and consists of 12 stages, including 2 loop stages and 1 marathon stage. And there’s also a new race class called Dakar Classic that includes pre-2000 year old cars (including cars built to this specification) and trucks.
SOURCE/PHOTO: Dakar Rally
Ingredients and tools to make two Italian Spritzes on your next outing. Just bring along the alcohol and suitable drinking vessels. The W&P Design The Italian Spritz contains 1/2 oz jigger, a small bar spoon, Spritz syrup mix, and a linen coaster enclosed in a red tin.
SOURCE/PHOTO: W&P Design
Designed as an everyday sports chronograph, suitable for casual use with ‘weekend warriors’ through to high octane endurance athletes, the new Breitling Endurance Pro Watch is ready for all types of sport and leisure activity. The watch has a lightweight titanium case that’s “non-magnetic, thermally stable and hypoallergenic” and “highly resistant to scratches, traction and corrosion”, housing a Breitling Caliber 82, COSC-certified SuperQuartz movement.
The Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket Yellowstone features an iconic image from America’s first national park, the famous “aqua hot springs and gushing geysers” of Yellowstone National Park. Machine washable with a DWR finish for stain and water resistance. A 100% recycled 30D ripstop polyester fabric. Insulation is a synthetic 240 gsm, 3D hollow siliconised fibre. And it comes with a stuff sack.
The new Speed and Strength United By Speed Jacket finds the balance between technical rider features within a non-motorcycle, everyday tailored jacket aesthetic. Although there’s a strong destination, off-bike jacket design, the United By Speed has, for crash protection, aramid reinforcements at the shoulders and throughout the arms and removable Vault C.E. approved shoulder, elbow, and spine protectors.
SOURCE/PHOTO: Speed and Strength
Featuring a modular design, the new LS2 Valiant II Helmet, a 2.0 model, has a new flip mechanism making the helmet smaller and lighter. Other features include a “3D optically correct "A Class" poly-carbonate” visor, chin and top vents with back exhaust ports for climate control, and it’s Certified ECE 22.05 P/J.
SOURCE/PHOTO: LS2 Helmets
Riding shoes deigned for women featuring a HiPora three layer waterproof and breathable membrane, Italian microfiber upper, and synthetic carbon fibre shifter guard and outside toe overlays. The Cortech Chicane WP Women’s Shoe also sport dual density ankle protectors and a thermoplastic heel cup and toe cap.
If you want a large, Bowie-style general-purpose outdoors knife, check out the new Kershaw Camp 5 Knife. A full-tang fixed blade design, the Camp 5 features a 12.2 cm (4.75 in) high-carbon D2 steel blade and a glass-filled nylon handle. The knife’s sheath has a double retention system with a quick tab release.
Designed for new riders that want a learner bike with performance, aggressive styling, and a touch of retro cafe racer aesthetic. The 2021 Honda CB125R features “an all-new DOHC 4V engine, improving performance across the board”, and a suspension upgrade with “41mm Showa ‘Separate Function’ Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks”. Styling remains largely the same although the 2021 model comes in a pearl smoky grey colour design.
A new supermoto configuration, street going version of their middleweight enduro / adventure bike, the 2021 KTM 690 SMC R looks all fun in a powerful and lightweight package. It features KTM’s LC4 690 cc single-cylinder engine driving through a PASC (Power Assist Clutch) and six-speed gearbox with Quickshifter+, controlled via a ride-by-wire throttle system. There’s 17 Inch rims and braking is provided by 320 mm front and 240 mm rear wheel discs. And there’s two selectable ride modes, Street and Supermoto.
The new 2021 Ducati Monster features a twin cylinder L-shaped 937 cc, Testastretta 11° engine, with desmodromic distribution and Euro 5 classification, making 111 hp (9,250 rpm) and 9.5 Nm of torque (6,500 rpm). A naked, street sport design without Ducati’s iconic trellis frame, the Monster has aggressive styling wrapped in a typical Ducati aesthetic. The rider can select from three riding modes, Sport, Touring and Urban, designed to “optimise motorcycle behaviour to individual riding styles and different road conditions.”
There’s not many lightweight, DualSport motorcycles with good off-road capability and respectable on road touring ability. And for long distance adventure riders this combination is, for many, the optimum adventure overland solution. The new 2021 Honda CRF300 Rally features a 286cc single cylinder, liquid cooled engine with a PGM-FI injection system, connected to a 6-speed gearbox and an assist/slipper clutch. Fuel tank is 12.8L. Styling is based on the 450 Dakar rally bike. Wet weight is 153kg.
Peak power is 5 kW. Compact electric motor. Electric alternative to a 50cc petrol powered bike. Lightweight, high-strength chromoly steel frame. Select between six different ride modes via a multi-functional instrument panel that also shows battery level. The 2021 KTM SX-E 5.
Based on their newly developed 300cc lightweight DualSport, the 2021 Kawasaki KLX300SM brings street performance to the dirt bike with a package including 17 inch wheels and road tyres, and supermoto ready suspension and brakes. Engine is a fuel injected 292cc, liquid cooled single cylinder driving through a 6-speed transmission, with a wet multi-disc manual clutch.
Featuring basic emergency supplies, a lantern with solar charging capabilities, and a built-in water bottle, the Eton Aqualite Solar Powered Lantern has most basic camping and emergency situations covered. There’s an internal 2000mAh battery with small solar panel and USB charging port. A collapsable silicone rubber water bottle and water filter straw. Other supplies include a flint and steel fire starter, bandages, and a carabiner.
Designed for women riders, the REV’IT Flare 2 Ladies Jacket can be worn as both a technical riding jacket and a destination garment. Crash protection includes Knox armour for the shoulders and elbows, and a pocket for a back protector. Rider comfort can be managed by a detachable thermal liner and ventilation zippers. Available in camo black-grey or camo grey-white colour designs.
The new Gerber Principle Black Knife should have you covered for most camp knife duties. It’s mounting sheath system allows for a traditional drop-leg, horizontal belt, or vertical molle attachment and alignment. Additional features include a 90 degree fire striking spine and a “rubber overmold” handle for comfort.
A dual function moto specific bag. On-bike, the Kuryakyn Torke 7L Dry Tank Bag attaches to the fuel tank with its magnetic base or using a mounting strap kit for nonmagnetic tanks. Off-bike, you can attach a harness to use the bag as a small backpack. Other key features include a waterproof, welded double-coated TPU construction and a touchscreen-friendly clear front pouch for viewing your GPS, smartphone, or paper map for easy navigation.
The Dainese Bora Air Tex Jacket provides warm weather riding protection. A high tenacity mesh fabric body design allows good air flow and cooling. For rider protection, there’s removable Pro-Armor protectors on the shoulders and elbows, and pockets for chest and back protectors. Available in six colour designs.
Although this is a traditional folding pocketknife design, it does feature a unique moulded handle to set it apart from its contemporaries. Blade is made from 8Cr14MoV steel and is 84 mm (3.29 in) in length. And the handle has a textured TPE for added tactile grip. The CRKT Moxie Knife.
The new Fjallraven Vardag Mini Backpack is great for kids or adults that want a little backpack. Made from a G-1000 HeavyDuty Eco S technical fabric (65% polyester, 35% cotton) with a recycled nylon lining. There’s a seat pad inside the main compartment. And carry capacity is a big 6 litres.
The UCO Gear Titan Fire Striker has a ferrocerium rod that lasts up to 20,000 strikes. So there's no problem with making a spark to ignite a camp fire. And the included stainless steel striker also functions as a multitool with a screwdriver, bottle opener, and various end wrench sizes.
SOURCE/PHOTO: UCO Gear
Featuring a centre-zip opening for fast and easy access to your gear, the new Mountain Hardwear Expedition Duffel 140 has your large capacity luggage needs covered. There’s contoured, foam-padded shoulder straps for hauling you gear long distances and these two straps join together for your traditional duffel bag carry strap. And two external zips pockets provide secure places for storing small items.
SOURCE/PHOTO: Mountain Hardwear