For holding your lunch. A borosilicate glass bowl. Size is 450ml (15 fl oz). Includes a sustainably sourced wood fibre base. And has a stainless steel lid. Food safe and BPA free. The new Black+Blum Glass Lunch Pot.
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.
Featuring a telescoping design, the ZOKU Pocket Straw Bundle includes three charcoal, teal, and berry colour reusable drinking straws. Each straw extends up to 23 cm (9 inches) making it fit-for-purpose from most glass sizes. A case with a loop hole is provided for attachment to a key ring, bag, etc and an included cleaning brush to ensure good hygiene.
A handy, portable travel size battery charging solution for your small gadgets. Just attach the panel to your pack when hiking or set out when camping to charge up the included USB Battery Pack or your gadget via USB connection. The Voltaic Arc 10W Solar Charge Kit has a small water-resistant ETEE coated solar panel and 4,000mAh battery pack.
The ICON MIL-SPEC 2 Vest is your best friend in low visibility conditions. It has a form-fitting, to eliminate wind flap, breathable design, and is made from a four-way stretch poly fabric to be worn over your jacket of choice. Reflective side and back panels provide additional visibility in low-light riding conditions. Available in yellow or orange colour designs.
Probably not the first piece of aftermarket kit you purchase for your new dirt bike, however, these Kriega Fork Seal Covers would be a good investment. Designed to prevent dust and dirt entering through the front fork seals, they increase the service interval of your forks. Made from NEOSKIN, a coated neoprene material, the covers are easy to fit that does not require specialised tools or fork disassembly.
Positioned somewhere between soft and hard luggage, the Lone Rider MotoBags give the long distance rider another large capacity luggage option. The bags come in pairs at various sizes, have removable inner dry bags, and two universal mounting plates with attachment hardware. A secure locking system is provided and the bags can be collapsed flat, reducing their bulk, when not in use.
The Colby Valve Emergency Valve 2-Pack provides an in-the-field, emergency “tool-free installation from the outside of the wheel, in about 1 minute.” The replacement tyre valve fits the standard .453 wheel openings, is twenty times stronger than a standard valve, and is made with brass components.
The best way to protect your feet when dirt riding is with a good pair of motorcycle specific boots. The new SIDI Atojo SR Boots have plenty of features you may want. This includes three hyperextension systems covering the front and back of the foot and under the ankle, a boot constructed from technomicro microfibre with various PU protectors, an adjustable and replaceable buckle system, and a replaceable SRS sole.
Featuring an injection moulded, optically correct polycarbonate, Visiglow colour enhancing lens. An Anti-fog, scratch resistant lens that’s UV protected. Comes with a soft bag for safe storage. And has a removable roost nose guard cover and frame ports for better ventilation. The Thor Sniper Pro Goggle.
Most people with a camera, binoculars, or glasses have more than one microfiber cloth to clean their lenses. And because these cleaning cloths are small, they often get lost. A simple solution, get a Kuiu Microfiber Lens Cloth or two. Each cloth has a protective neoprene pouch and snap hook to attach to your bag or keys etc. A genius and elegant solution.
Let’s face it, cold and wet boots suck. If you want to quickly dry your boots, the Dryguy Travel Dry DX Dryer might be a good option. Designed as a portable shoe and boot dryer, the device easily slips into your wet boots and works by drawing in fresh air with a quiet fan and using heating elements to warm the air, circulating the air throughout the inside of your boot or shoe, and transporting away moist air to dry out the footwear. Can be powered through your vehicle or a household outlet.
The Fjallraven Bergtagen Eco-Shell Jacket is a technical, waterproof three-layer jacket for hard-core alpine trekking. Designed with the need for maximum freedom of movement and maximum weather protection. Features include an adjustable hood with room for a helmet, a waterproof and breathable polyester Eco-Shell, ventilation zippers, and plenty of pockets. Available in hokkaido orange or mountain blue colour designs.
The big new feature on the just announced Garmin zūmo XT all-terrain GPS motorcycle navigator is a new touchscreen, glove-friendly “ultra-bright 5.5-inch display with crisp HD resolution.” Garmin’s motorcycle GPS is also packed with rider specific functionality including new Garmin Adventurous Routing that lets riders explore new places and routes based on preloaded topographic maps with public land boundaries, 4x4 roads, etc, Bluetooth hands-free calling, and a hazards alerts and accident/incident notification feature. The unit is rain-resistant and meets military grade 810G drop tests.
For your next winter adventure, add additional ice traction and help reduce the risk of falling with the Yaktrax Walk. Easy to install, just slip the ice-traction device, a spikeless, skid lock coil system featuring abrasion resistant 1.2mm steel coils, over the bottom part of your hiking shoes.
For summer riding, the Revit Airwave 3 Jacket has the features many riders want in a lightweigh, sport style summer jacket. This includes front, back, and arm mesh panels to provide cooling air flow. Adjustment straps and tabs for a comfort fit. And abrasion-resistant stretch ripstop chest panels and CE-level 1 SEESMART protectors at the shoulders and elbows, and the option for chest and back protectors.
With a design that’s clean and elegant, affords ease of holding, and has a double-layer stainless steel structure that insulates hot or cold drinks for up to six hours, the new Snow Peak Tsuzumi Bottle is made for travellers. Fluid capacity is 350ml. Weight is 215g (7.5 oz). Available in four colour designs.
The Superdry Camo Tarp Backpack would make a good day pack or commuter, school bag. A clean design that features a main compartment with a laptop sleeve behind a smaller front compartment for little items and two side pockets. The backpack has a padded mesh back and adjustable straps, and side compression straps. Design features include a bold urban camouflage pattern, a vertical Superdry logo on the front, and bright orange zip pulls.
A fun little, travel sized drawing kit to help you fill in time creatively while you wait for a flight or maybe just have some spare time during your travels. Housed in passport size tin, the Kikkerland Mini Doodle Kit includes eight colouring pencils and a 'doodle booklet’ with 18 illustrations on acid free paper.
The Bell Helmets Broozer has an aggressive aesthetic with a dual personality. A key feature is its dual-certification for both full-face and open-face configurations. The Broozer has a removable chin bar and drop-down shield, allowing you to quickly convert your full face helmet into an urban jet style variant.
Some hikers prefer trail running shoes over hiking boots. If you’re in this camp, check out the new Topo Athletic Mtn Racer Shoes. Made for navigating mountain trails at racing pace or for speed-hiking. A Vibram Megagrip outsole provides good traction and, for river or stream crossings, drainage ports afford water exit points that allow for quick drying.
A warm weather option with a hydrophobic coating that repels water and dries fast rather than a full waterproof membrane, the Klim Marrakesh Jacket priorities ventilation and rider comfort. But it doesn’t skimp on rider protection. The jacket construction provides crash abrasion thanks to 1000D Cordura fabric and impact protection from D3O CE level 1 armour at the elbows, shoulders, and back pad.
On backcountry trips, stay in contact with your friend when there’s no mobile reception with the new Uniden UH615-2 Handheld Adventure Two-Way Radio. Rugged and lightweight, the radio has a communication range of 10km plus. Other features include 80 UHF channels, a large channel display with backlight, a “shared channel quiet filter” allows the radio to stay quiet on a busy channel, 17 hours of talk time, and recharge the radio’s integrated battery via a micro-USB port and charge dock.
So you want to build your own little amp but aren’t that technical. Then check out the new Korg HA-S Nutube Headphone Amplifier Kit. An assembly style build, the headphone amp is a great first step into hobby electronics. The amp has a Korg designed Nutube (an analog vacuum tube) and “NFB (Negative Feedback) switch, that allows you to choose from a high fidelity clean and pristine sound, or a warmer, more harmonically rich sound as expected from a vacuum tube”.
Are you looking for a waterproof, medium sized, say 30 litre, backpack? One that has a technical, sports style. A top roll down closure system to protect your equipment. And is constructed from welded PVC fabric. The Sharkskin Performance Backpack 30L is available in two colour designs.
If your outdoors activity of choice involves lots of water, e.g. sailing or canoeing, the Alpkit Bob Submersible Camping Lantern might be a handy investment. The lantern is submersible to 1 metre and also floats, it produces light via four modes (high, medium, low, and SOS) with a brightness range of 20 - 200 lumens, has a run time of up to 150 hours, and is powered by four AAA batteries.
Is this the ultimate outdoors fire starting solution? The new UCO Gear Fire Starting Kit has three fire making options all housed in a small, reusable fireproof metal tin. For a slow burn use the Sweetfire matches. The adventurous might want to use the UCO Survival Fire Striker. And if it’s raining, try the stormproof matches; they even burn underwater.
If ultra-lightweight and durable tools are important to you, the Motion Pro TiProlight Titanium 4 Pc Wrench Set may be of interest. One quarter the weight of standard steel wrenches. Each metric wrench is made from a tool-grade titanium alloy featuring a design for strength and performance, with laser etched tool size markings. The set has 8 mm, 10 mm, 12 mm, and 14 mm wrenches, and comes with a tool wrap.
A travel jacket option for colder climates. The 509 Tactical Softshell Jacket is a “lightweight fleece with the water-repelling and wind-blocking performance of a rain jacket”. Key features include a removable and adjustable hood, an adjustable hem, and various pockets. Available in various colour designs.
Day pack size, bold colour choice, alpine design aesthetic. Carry volume is 23 litres. Lots of zipper pockets. Internal padded laptop sleeve. The Rains Mountaineer Bag.
The new MSR Zoic 2 Backpacking Tent is designed with a micro-mesh canopy that provides breathability, moisture control, and as a bonus, great roll-back sky views, and the necessary protection from insects. There’s lots of space for you and a friend, including storing all your hiking gear along with two doors and two gear lofts. Made for “first-time and warm-weather backpackers,” the Zoic 2 is a freestanding tent design with an easy-pitch tent system.
Designed for women riders, the FIVE RS3 Women Gloves provide a short cuff option with moto-technical, urban riding hand protection. Key features include PU metacarpal-knuckle and knuckle protective shells, a TPR protective palm slider shell, a perforated synthetic leather reinforced palm, and thumb and index finger touch-screen display handling.
All-weather touring jacket with a clean look and motorcycle technical features. The Alpinestars Barcelona Drystar Jacket has a polyfabric outer shell material with a waterproof and breathable membrane, a touring collar construction including plenty of pockets for storage, ventilation zippers, a removable thermal liner, and for crash protection there’s level 1 CE-certified Bio Lite shoulder and elbow protectors.
No matter where you are in the world, the Eton Elite Field Radio will receive common radio signals covering AM (MW), FM, Shortwave (SW), and FM with RDS (Radio Data System). The unit has 50 memory stations to store your preferred stations, is easy to setup and use with its dial-in-dial coarse to narrow digital tuning, bluetooth connectivity, and has a bright LCD display.
A fabric holster designed to securely hold and attach a can of chain lube spray, a water or fuel bottle, or really any cylindric object to your bike or bike’s luggage. The holster comes with attachment points, fitment straps, a carry handle, and two drain holes in the base. The Enduristan Can Holster.
A tri-fold design that packs down small, 38 cm (15 in) in length. Lightweight and strong carbon fibre poles with cork handles. Good for backpackers, hikers, mountaineers, and general walkers. Pole length is easily adjusted for most users and assisted walking styles. Comes with a storage bag. And has additional attachments like a hiking basket for muddy terrain and a rubber foot for paved surfaces. The Paria Tri-Fold Carbon Cork Trekking Poles.
A classic, open face motorcycle helmet, the Biltwell Bonanza Helmet features an injection-moulded ABS outer shell and an expanded polystyrene (EPS) safety liner. Brow snaps for attaching a bubble shield or visor. Plus there’s a removable and replaceable comfort liner, and its cheek pads have a brushed fleece Lycra to absorb perspiration. US DOT-certified for safety.
Featuring a riding shoe style, the TCX District Waterproof Boots have a sleek, modern design, with a race boot aesthetic and normal street appearance. The boots have a microfibre upper with high tenacity fabric and T-Dry waterproof lining, a velcro closure system, and a TPU sole that’s comfortable to walk in when you're off your bike.
For lots of people holidays involve watching movies, and if you’re a Star Wars fan the W&P Design Stars Wars Popcorn Popper might be a fun way to help enjoy your movie addiction. Featuring an iconic movie title and print on a collapsible popcorn bowl that’s microwave and dishwasher safe, BPA free, and just real fun.
Unique in design. Collapsible to a take-anywhere travel size. Environmentally friendly; no need for single use plastic bottles. Constructed from food-grade silicone and BPA-free plastic. Features a redesigned flip-up carry handle. Clip attachment for easy transport. Available in a variety of colour designs and two bottle volumes. The Hydaway Bottle.
If you travel with an assortment of jewellery or precious small items, a little travel sized container might be handy. And if you like this container dressed in a fun, modern cover, then check out the Kikkerland Plaid Travel Jewelry Case. Available in different plaid pattern colours, the case holds small jewellery items, separated into four compartments plus it includes a mirror.
Although, arguably, the contents of a first aid kit is what’s most important, a good kit should also come in a quality, well designed container. The Surviveware Small First Aid Kit has a contents bag made from a water resistant 600D polyester fabric, the kit supplies are protected and organised thanks to internal laminate pouches, and inner sleeves are each labeled based on contents and use. Check their website for a full list of supplies included in this kit.
There’s many reasons to accurately set tyre pressures, including optimising performance, reducing tyre wear, etc. Although a cheap tyre gauge will do the job, the Motion Pro Digital Tire Pressure Gauge has some additional benefits. The gauge is highly accurate, offers a continuous pressure readout, and there’s four selectable scales (PSI, BAR, KG-CM2, and kPa). It also has an aluminium body with bleeder valve and the gauge is housed in a “heavy duty anti-shock protective rubber boot”.
The new Klim Carlsbad Jacket improves on the original model with “improved core and arm ventilation, greater abrasion resistance, more refined storage options and improved impact protection". Designed for multi-day, all-weather ADV riding, the jacket is highly vented and provides a less-bulky adventure jacket option, but retains a fully waterproof shell with reinforced 500 DENIER KARBONITE RIPSTOP impact and high-wear zones, and D3O CE rated elbow, shoulder, and back protectors.
MX boots function to protect your feet and lower leg, as well as providing contact and weight-bearing points and control over your bike. Most MX boots are technical, like the Fly Racing FR5 Boots, with its TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) heel pieces, lateral/medial TPU pieces, and pre-shaped plastic 3D shins for impact resistance and comfort. Ankle bio-mechanical pivots provide stability and support, and adjustable aluminium quick-lock buckles securely lock the boot to your body. Available in an assortment of colours.
Lightweight and packs small but provides for a good night sleep. The Klymit Pillow X features a “self-centering X design” that positions and cradles your head, affording a supportive and comfortable sleep. Construction includes a tough 75D fabric on the bottom with a lightweight 30D fabric on the top for softness on skin contact areas. The pillow weighs 55.3 g (1.95 oz) and can be inflated in one or two breaths.
Upgrade your workshop game with the Whites T-Handle Socket Wrench Set. Designed for working on bikes, the set includes seven T-handle socket tools ranging from 8mm to 19mm, that covers most common nut and bolt sizes, giving you fast and controllable access to removing or tightening the nuts and bolts on your bike. In lots of use cases the T-handle design is better than conventional spanners and one bonus is there’s no need to swap out sockets.
Improve your sleeping bag with an Outdoor Vitals Sleeping Bag Liner. The liner is made from a quality micro polyester fabric that wicks away moisture and helps keep your sleeping bag clean, provides an extra layer of insulation adding a few degrees of warmth, and can be used as a lightweight bed sheet if you don’t trust the quality of your 'temporary accommodation mattress'. Available in rectangular or mummy, weighs a lightweight 200g (7 oz), and comes with a stuff sack.
Material, design, and functional improvements for the new Shoei GT Air II Helmet include a lengthened internal sun shield to address sun-glare, a new "first position" shield opening to help with ventilation and defogging, a redesigned upper air intake and an enlarged lower air intake opening that provides greater airflow within the helmet, and wind-tunnel optimised “aerodynamics and noise-reduction technology” to reduce air resistance and drag and improve rider comfort. Version 2.0 is available in a variety of colour designs.
An outdoors, retro style bowl that evokes the heritage of yesteryear handmade equipment. Made from a steel core with stone grey enamel finish and a hand-finished, baked stainless steel trim. The Barebones Enamel Bowl Set has “antique copper-like detailing' and includes two bowels.
In most cases riders want waterproof bags. For carrying lots of luggage, check out the Lomo Dry Bag Motorcycle Panniers. Designed with welded seams to “ensure that when closed correctly these panniers can withstand driving rain, even when riding at speed”. Other design features include a semi-ridged internal wall to help keep the bag in shape, a roll down top and clip it close system, and carry handles that can be separated using velcro straps to allow for easily detachment of the bags from your bike’s pannier rack.
As 2019 comes to an end, you might want to think about planning some trips for next year. A fun and interesting way to help achieve your travel goals is the Best Made Company The 2020 Japanese Daily Calendar. Mark up specific dates and keep track. Each page of the tear-off daily “calendar depicts the date, the current and previous month, weather predictions averaged from the past five years, and astrological symbols.” An English reference key is included.
If you need to take medicine regularly a Pill Thing Large Key Ring Pill Box might be a good investment. The pill box is metal, airtight, and moisture proof, and comes with a key ring for easy and secure attachment to your bag, vehicle keys, etc. Available in assorted colours.
A proven travel luggage design, versatile and functional; everyone should have one. The Ocean & Earth Travel Lite Waterproof Duffle Bag provides a seam sealed waterproof option at a useful size of 42 litres. It’s made from a lightweight fabric and has an additional pack style carry system thanks to padded shoulder straps that zip into a pocket on the bottom of the bag.
The W&P Design Porter Bowl is perfect for transporting your lunch to work, school, or even on a day trip out exploring. Featuring a Ceramic base with silicone wrap, a plastic lid, and snap-tight silicone strap to hold your food in place. Available in five colour designs.
For dirt riders who want quality eye protection. The new 100% Armega Goggles have ULTRA HD lens, injection moulded 2mm thick impact-rated, shatter-resistant lens with a quick-release lens change system. Force air intake ports provide air circulation, a removable nose guard provides protection against roost and debris, and a 48mm wide strap with silicon bead provides a secure grip on your helmet.
If you have a fondness for titanium kit, the Vargo Sobata-398 Pocket Knife should be on your buy next list. Featuring a “satin finished sintered titanium blade”, and a titanium handle, and a titanium belt clip. Super lightweight at 65 g (2.3 oz). Blade is made from sintered titanium ceramic silver alloy and has a length of 80mm (7.1 in).
The Cotopaxi Chuspa 15L Messenger Bag is your classical bicycle courier bag with a contemporary design. A messenger-style front opening features a quick-release magnetic buckle closure providing easy access to the main compartment, a padded and secure laptop sleeve, and internal organisation panels. There's a breathable mesh, padded back panel for comfort. The carry system includes an adjustable shoulder strap and removable waist strap. Available in four colour designs.
Extra protection for your bike’s fuel system, especially if you’re operating in an area with less than great fuel or refuelling in dirt/sand environments. Made for fuel injection engines, the ZIP-TY Racing Quick Disconnect Fuel Filter has a billet fuel filter with a removable 10 micron stainless steel inner element. Universal fitment, easy to disconnect and clean, and available in orange, blue, or red colours.
The ultimate camping blanket featuring a traditional design, with Japanese heritage and craft quality. The Best Made Company The Japanese Quilted Blanket “soft cotton fabric is woven in a family-operated factory in Kurume, Japan, a town known for its rich history in crafts and manufacturing”. This cotton blanket is breathable and can be used year-round. Pack one for your next car camping adventure.
Some hikers love them, others not so much. If you’re in the first group, the Cascade Mountain Tech 3K Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles might be of interest. The pair of trekking poles offer a height adjustable, lightweight yet strong woven carbon fibre shaft with a cork grip. Additional tip covers include a set of boots, mud baskets, snow baskets, and small tips. And a carry case is included.
MX and enduro riders know the value of a good quality leg brace. Now trail and dual sport riders are also finding the benefits of good mechanical stability and protection for their knees. The Troy Lee Designs 6400 Knee Brace “bilateral support hinges use hyperextension stops to support and help prevent injury to the knee.” A X-Fit strap system holds the knee brace in place, helps prevent bunching for good freedom of movement and a comfort fit. This brace is lightweight so it’s also suitable for mountain bike riders, snowboarders, etc.
So you’re out camping and need to dry some clothes. If you’re prepared you would’ve packed the Gear Aid Camp Line Kit. The kit comes with a 9.14 m (30 feet) length of 550 Paracord, two camp carabiners, and two line tensioners. Takes a few minutes to set up, then hang your towels or wet gear and forget. Can also be used for other general camp duties if a thin, strong rope is needed.
If you live or intend to travel to a climate with significant rain fall, a good raincoat is essential. And if you want an urban aesthetic style garment, check out the new Aether Seattle Jacket. A technical and thoughtfully designed coat, the Seattle Jacket has a fully seam taped 3-layer GORE-TEX canvas shell for weatherproofing, elegant black contrast trims and zip/button hardware, and shaped sleeve openings to reduce rain falling onto your hands. Available in three colour designs.
A cooking and eating outdoors camping set for four. Nesting design with separate mesh storage bags for plates and pots. Plates and bowls are made from recycled materials. One stainless steel pot with lid. One frying pan with lid. Four large plates. Four large bowls. Four keying-style utensil sets. The Kelty Camp Kitchen set.
Key features include: Base compartment to store your tools. Internal, removable fluorescent yellow waterproof inner bag. Constructed from High-tenacity 1200D polyester material. Front and side slots for M.O.L.L.E attachment/carry system with a set of four accessories (two D-rings and two universal hooks). Padded shoulder straps and adjustable belt straps with hooks. The Givi GRT711 Rucksack.
Small in stature but big in function. The Scrubba Wash Bag MINI gives you the option to wash small items, say a T-shirt, underwear, or socks, when you’re travelling and don’t have easy access to laundry facilities. For the outdoors traveller, it also functions as a dry bag, a general use bag to store dirty clothes, and a bucket to transport water.
As the saying goes: Out of sight is out of mind. A bike cover is a good way to protect your bike from the elements as well as unwanted attention. The Nelson Rigg Defender Extreme Motorcycle Cover is made from a durable polyester fabric, has heat taped seams for waterproofing, heat-resistant panels for exhaust pipe protection, a venting system that allows air circulation, grommets at the front wheel for a cable lock, and comes with a storage compression bag.
D30 protection for your knuckles, a 4-way stretch fabric on the top hand area for abrasion resistance, and a perforated single-layer Clarino palm allows for good airflow and comfort fit. A short cuff design with an adjustable TPR wrist closure band holds the glove in place. Finger mesh gussets and silicone printed palm and finger graphics. The 100% Cognito Gloves in fluo yellow and black.
If you’re a fan of analogue time pieces and have nautical sensibilities, the Tissot Seastar 1000 Chronograph might be of interest. The watch is water-resistance rated to a pressure of 30 bar (300 m/1000 ft), features a 316L stainless steel case with a screw-down crown and caseback, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal face, a Swiss quartz movement, and an unidirectional ceramic bezel.
A contemporary design with a minimalist aesthetic. The new Energy Sistem Fabric Box Radio features a built-in FM antenna and PLL tuner with 50 station presets. It has a simple frequency digital display. And is powered by an internal 1200 mAh battery with 8 hours run time through a 3 W speaker. Available in navy blue or cream.
Although we’re slowly moving towards a cashless society, as a traveller, it’s important to have some (local) currency on your person. The Deuter Security Belt is a good way to securely store a few emergency dollars or some important travel documents. The belt is available in tan or black.
With its retro full face bubble visor design, the NEXX X.70 City X Helmet has a heritage style combined with high-tech materials and construction technologies. The shell is a “X-MATRIX technology, a process that combines multiaxial fiberglass, 3D organic fibers and kevlar, special aramid fibers and carbon reinforcement.” There’s an integrated sun visor that has a drop down mechanism. And the helmet’s internal 3D formed foam interiors are removable and washable.
Small and functional with big aesthetic features such as a “decorative pivot with a blue-anodized pivot ring and matching tube spacers” and a dark carbon fibre handle. The new Zero Tolerance Knives Model 0022 Pocketknife is perfect for small cutting duties. A little pocket knife with attitude.
On first glance you probably don’t think you need the Vargo Titanium Straws, however, as long as you don’t loose them, these will likely be the last straws you will need to buy. And they're made from titanium so they’re safe and clean to drink from, they won’t rust or impart odd flavours, and they look good too. Straw diameter is 6mm (0.24 in), length is 203 mm (8 in), and weight is 5.7 g (0.2 oz).
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.
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.
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.
Elegant and functional. Thermo 3D double wall vacuum insulation design. Bright painted copper finish. Clear press lid. Made from 18/8 stainless steel. The limited edition MiiR Copper Camp Cup.
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.
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.
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.