A short cuff, urban riding ready glove. Clean aesthetic. Summer weight. Ergonomic design for good control and comfort. Available with a range of different colour logos. The Furygan Jet Evo II Gloves.
This is one for the coffee loving outdoors person. Featuring a kettle, grinder, and coffee drip, the Snow Peak Field Barista Set will ensure you will always get your daily hit of caffeine. Total kit weight is 935g (33 oz) and there’s storage cases for each item.
Some riders don’t mind wearing a small back back, whereas others, not-so-much. If you are in the former category, and you ride a dirt or dual sport bike with limited on-bike luggage capacity, the Ojworld Dry Pack 20L might be of interest. Designed for motorcycle riders, the dry bag has a tough, coated polyester fabric construction with weather sealed seams, an air valve to help compression packing, and a full shoulder strap and waist belt system.
A little kit in a tin for the traveller that can’t do without functional eye glasses. The Kikkerland Eyeglass Repair Kit includes “1 Flat head screwdriver, 1 pair of tweezers, 2 nose pads, 2 Frame grips, 4 Screws, 1 Magnifying glass, 1 Philips-head screwdriver, 1 Microfiber cloth.” Pack one for your next travel adventure to always ensure clear vision.
The new Garmin Instinct Tactical Edition Watch is a fusion of military use features such as projected waypoints, night vision mode, dual-position GPS formatting, and display setups to view two sets of coordinate systems on a single screen matched with modern smartwatch health, hiking, and activity monitoring functionality. Add in a 14 day battery life in smartwatch mode, with phone connectivity, notifications, and activity training and monitoring, and a 16 hour GPS mode runtime with up to 40 hours of use in battery saver mode.
A tiny, hand sized but powerful 12v tyre inflator designed for motorcycles. Can inflate a completely flat tyre in around 5 minutes. Also has an LED light for night work. Comes in a heavy duty cordura zippered case to protect the pump. The MotoPumps Air Shot.
There’s no real need to have a specialised mug for camping unless, maybe, you’re into ultra-lightweight hiking where every gram counts. However, if you like an outdoors style, tough but functional camping mug, the Tatonka Expedition Mug might appeal. It’s made from stainless steel, features a detachable handle, has a 350 ml capacity, and there’s a volume scale on the inside in case you want to use it for measuring liquids for cooking, etc.
Maybe inspired by Japanese wave and water tattoo designs, the DMD IREZUMI Open Face Helmet adds a big splash of colourful art to an otherwise functional motorcycling accessory. Key features include a fibreglass shell, removable and washable inner liner, visor and shield snaps, and a chin strap with a double d-ring closure.
A lightweight, waterproof jacket is, for most travellers and outdoors types, an essential piece of kit. If you want a full-featured, high-end model, check out the new Mission Workshop The Orion Jacket. A seam-taped, waterproof and breathable jacket made for wet and windy conditions, from a “96 g/m2 high-performance Toray® Entrant® textile from Japan that is lightweight, has stretch, and is engineered to allow excess moisture and heat to escape at high intensity levels.” Available in black or blue.
This item is a little difficult to define. The Holyfreedom Butterfly is a lightweight, breathable, and wind resistant stretch tubular neck and face bandana with antibacterial treated fabric. It features a modern design with a large colourful butterfly graphic. And it can be used as a full face balaclava, bandana, neck tube, beanie, or face mask. That said, it’s certainly an essential item for any open face or jet helmet wearing rider.
As a general rule you can never have enough bags to organise your travel gear. Like the Sealine Blocker Zip Sack, small bags need to also have an easy access, wide-opening design, be made from lightweight but tough nylon fabric, and a selection of bright colours helps one discriminate between different bags. The splashproof blocker zip is a bonus.
Are you looking for a set of aluminium camp pans/pots for up to four people with a food-grade PFOA-free non-stick coating? Including pots with a 2 and 1.3 litre capacity and wide frying pans that can double as pot lids. And they all nest together into a storage bag for easy transport. Plus the kit comes with a heavy-duty handle, strong enough to support a full pan of food or water. The Alpkit Vagabond Pan Set.
If you’re heavily invested in photography, with an expensive camera, and more than one lens, then the Shimoda Explore 40 Backpack might be of interest. Designed for transporting a small mountain load of camera gear, the Explore 40 offers features like modular Core Unit camera inserts, height adjustable harness system, under-the-arm camera access, all within a flight-ready, ‘carry-on’ spec bag.
It’s hard to find alternative looking motorcycle jackets, different from the majority standard. If you’re interested in different, unique styling then check out the Macna IMBUZ Jacket. Urban focused, featuring a hoody holder, the jacket is a waterproof summer weight riding garment with a removable Raintex membrane, fixed mesh liner, along with Safe Tech CE protectors for the shoulders, elbows, and back.
The new FIVE WFX3 WP Gloves provide an affordable cold weather glove option. Key features include a topside nylon construction with a synthetic leather palm, WP Line internal weatherproof membrane, and Thinsulate 180g thermal insulation. Top of the hand protection comes from a PU metacarpophalangeal protective shell. And TouchScreen fabric on the glove index finger provides added value.
Keep your passport, credit cards, travel ID, and cash all in one place, on-person and protected from external electronic scanning. The Tatonka Passport Safe RFID B travel wallet has RFID scan protection with TÜV certified RFID blocking material in a tidy fold close design. Available in olive or black colours.
Stand out from your friends with this old-fashion, quirky but with a timeless design, camp mug. The Ello Products Campy 18oz Vacuum Insulated Stainless Travel Mug has a cork inlay, soft touch handle and leak-proof slider style lid. Made from BPA free materials and available in three colour designs.
Although designed for motorcycle patrol officers, the Rescue Essentials Motorcycle Operator Kit is a good option for safety conscious motorcyclists, especially overland travellers that travel off-road and may be far from emergency response services. The kit “includes supplies to address catastrophic trauma, as well as minor fractures”, such as a SWAT-T tourniquet, an 18 inch SAM splint, and a Waterjel burn dressing. This specialist compact emergency kit that can provide addition functionality to your standard first aid gear.
A pocket sized DAB radio, that also receives FM, has an auto scan feature and 64 presets, could be a handy travel gadget. The KitSound PocketDAB portable Radio has seven hours play time thanks to a 350 mAh LiPo internal battery. Plus an LED information display and physical track, device controls. And an integrated LED torch just in case you need some extra light.
More than a traditional picnic blanket, the Kammok Field Blanket has a water repellent ripstop shell with a soft fleece interior and modular snap together system for different use cases. A centre opening makes it a poncho, or use it as a ground blanket or top quilt cover, and it can even be converted into a minimalist sleeping bag for warm weather overnight adventures. Available in a range of colour designs.
Riding in the rain is a necessary evil for most motorcyclists, especially commuters or long distance overlander travellers. A smallish waterproof backpack is therefore be an important item if you don’t mind wearing one. And a 20 litre capacity is a good all around carry size. The Furygan Abyss Waterproof Bag also has an internal padded laptop pouch that’s removable, an external zipper pocket, and an inside net pocket to hold your loose items. Available in three colours.
Keep ‘man’s best friend' happy and hydrated on your next outdoors adventure with the new Mountainsmith K9 Backbowl. Designed as a collapsible dog bowl that neatly snaps together when your dog is thirsty, and then the bowl lays flat for packing, or if you need to clean and dry it. Made form a heavy duty nylon fabric with a TPU coating that is machine washable.
Featuring a hi-tech design and components, but based on an old-fashion concept to keep your tyres up to pressure. Compact with a CNC machined aluminium barrel, piston, base, and T-handle, makes a lightweight elegant looking air tool, with a high volume capacity and a long hose. The Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HV Pump could easily find a place in your riding kit.
The new Klim Krios Pro Helmet ECE/DOT. Key features include an ADV-specific design, hand-laid carbon shell with Koroyd materials and production process, quick release shield and visor system, quieter ride thanks to aerodynamic helmet vents and fabric liner system, and adjustable chin and forehead vents. A helmet for adventure riders that's modern, functional, and exceeds ECE and DOT safety standards.
A travel towel generally needs to have three properties: (1) lightweight, (2) absorb water, and (3) dry quickly. A bonus feature is an antimicrobial fabric coating. And extra points for a smart silicone carry case with carabiner, available in a range of colours. Check out the Matador NanoDry Shower Towel.
A good sized, 20 litre capacity waterproof luggage option for riders that like tank bags. Features include a transparent top pocket designed for maps or your smartphone and/or tablet, an adjustable padded shoulder strap to make off-bike transfers easy, and a tough 840D Nylon TPU IPX5 waterproof construction. The new Givi GRT715 Waterproof Tank Bag.
A photographic travel journal to inspire adventure. With ruled pages, lots of quotes, and photographs of rugged landscapes and wilderness cabins, the Chronicle Books Collect Moments Not Things Journal could be the first step you take towards your next travel adventure.
With a casual, urban-streetwear look matched to technical motorcycle jacket performance, the Furygan KARL Jacket is the classic double duty garment. Features include a waterproof and breathable liner, along with a removable thermal lining and belt snap attachment loops. D3O elbow and shoulder armour, along with an optional back protector, provide crash protection.
Featuring High Definition Optics with UV and impact protected plutonite lens, the Oakley Mayhem Pro MX James Stewart Sig.Series Goggle has your eye protection covered for your next MX ride. The lens is interchangeable and the frame has a quality foam on the facial contact areas with moisture-wicking and an ergonomic comfort fit.
For around town carry duties, the Ortlieb Commuter-Daypack Urban has you covered. Tougher than a typical office bag thanks to a Cordura fabric construction that has the appearance of and feels like a woven fabric and is not too technical looking. A roll down closure top provides quick access to the main compartment. And a padded sub-compartment where it holds a small laptop or tablet / iPad. Available in three colours.
Do you want a travel ready, pocket sized, portable, with a built-in rechargeable battery, DAB/DAB+ FM radio? With a modern minimalist aesthetic, featuring powerful technology like auto scan
tuning, colour LCD screen, lockable buttons, 20 memory presets, and a 10-12 hour playback per charge. The Majority Petersfield Go Pocket Digital Radio.
The CCM Spitfire motorcycle, a British built 600cc single, with a hand-welded trellis frame and a minimalist aesthetic, is available in a few custom designs as limited edition models. However, if you want to custom style your own machine, the 2019 CCM Spitfire Six is the one for you. Like a blank canvas, all the styling decisions are in the hands of the purchaser to choose from a “selection of tank colour options, pre-exisiting seat styles and even personalise the annodised colours throughout the bike.”
Most off-road, 4X4 drivers have at least one recovery strap in their vehicle. For a motorcyclist, it’s probably less important, but you never know when one could come in handy. Featuring a design where the strap ends can be weaved through itself to create a loop attachment, the Speed Strap 1/2” Pocket Tow Weavable Recovery Strap is small enough to easily pack for a long distance overland adventure trip.
Now who wouldn’t want to sleep in a tipi when out camping. A single centre pole, No-See-Um mesh wall panels, and fly makes the Mountainsmith Mountain Tipi a fun, yet practical tent option. Designed to sleep two comfortably, but roomy enough for a seated group of up to six. Easy setup, with a multitude of arrangements (stand-alone tipi, tipi with nest, stand-alone nest), and relatively lightweight for backpacking or car camping.
Add additional body armour to your riding gear with the EVOC Protector Jacket. At a lightweight 900 grams (32 ounces) this jacket provides protection for your upper body, including padding for your collar, chest, hip, and pelvic bones along with a CE-certified protector (EN 1621-2) for your back and CE-certified coccyx and shoulder protectors.
The Kleintools Canvas Tool Bag is suitable for most workshops and worksites. Wide top opening for easy access to your tools and equipment. A heavy-duty No. 6 natural canvas construction with a double-layer canvas bottom. And the riveted web handles have been reinforced for added durability.
Featuring USB-C input/output port connectivity, the new Mophie Powerstation Mini can use the same port to charge the powerstation and then charge your gadgets when you’re on the go. The 5,000 mAh battery capacity provides a good balance between a compact carry size and enough juice to power your devices. A four-light LED power indicator shows charging status and battery life, and a fabric case finish provides a quality protective layer and pleasant feel in the hand.
Although available as an ebook, the Lonely Planet Best Ever Travel Tips Book is probably best as a soft cover paperback. You can get travel apps or read websites about travel tips, but there’s nothing better than carrying a pocket-sized, physical book on your travels. Read it when waiting for a train or flight, on a boring part of the trip to refresh you mind and improve your travel game. The book covers a wide range of topics like how to travel light, tricks for booking online accommodation, vegan and gluten-free travel, and it also includes a world tipping chart.
With MIPS brain protection system technology to help reduce rotational forces, an EPP (Expanded PolyPropylene) chin bar, and titanium chin strap D-rings, the new Troy Lee Designs Ltd Edition SE4 Carbon Mirage Helmet has your head covered with cutting-edge helmet technology. Additional features include three shell sizes options to ensure an appropriate fit, 3D-contoured cheek pads with an emergency release system, and a removable and washable comfort liner with Cool Max and Dri-lex moisture wicking fabrics.
A compact, in-line personal water filtration system that’s simple, elegant, and effective. Provides “0.1 micron absolute filtration — removing 99.99999% of all bacteria, such as salmonella, cholera and E.coli, removing 99.9999% of all protozoa (such as giardia and cryptosporidium), and removing 100% of microplastics.” The Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System comes with a drinking pouch, or use it with a drinking straw or connect the filter unit into your hydration pack tubing.
A casual, off-bike technical jacket, the Shift R3con Drift Jacket has you covered on cold and wet days. Weatherproof design rated for 10,000mm water-resistance and breathability. Zippers are water-resistant
and a drop tail design provides addition weather protection. Available in black or smoke colour designs.
Here’s an interesting idea: Replicate a first edition Paris Dakar rally bike using a 2018 model Royal Enfield Himalayan. The result is the Fuel Bespoke Motorcycle Royal Rally 400. They've kept the Himalayan basically stock with custom work focusing on “lines and proportions to get a more compact, aggressive and classic look.” Front-on there’s a new vintage enduro look, with an ‘80s era front light aesthetic and the cockpit area has a striped back race look with home-made style custom toggle switch panel and a single Koso speedometer / instrument cluster. Other changes include a PowerTRONIC engine management unit, Suzuki RMZ450 exhaust, solo seat conversion, along with new indicators and fenders, and a new paint scheme.
For short trips, a good way to deal with dirty clothes is just ignore them; that is, wash them when you get home. The retaW Travel Pouch includes a set of three lightweight, packable nylon laundry pouches with waterproof zippers. Perfect to store your used clothing. Also good as a regular travel storage bag and the pouch set comes with a belt/shoulder strap, too. Available in black or white.
The new Garmin GPSMAP 66i makes the popular handheld GPS navigation unit even more useful with the addition of inReach satellite communication technology through two-way messaging and SOS functionality. This provides GEOS 24/7 search and rescue monitoring and messaging via the global Iridium satellite network. Navigation is via a bright three inch color display, TopoActive maps, and wireless BirdsEye Satellite Imagery. Unit battery life is 35 hours when in 10 minute tracking mode and up to 200 hours with 30 minute tracking intervals.
Add some addition security for your expensive gadgets and important travel documents with the new Pacsafe Travelsafe 5L Portable Safe. The case has a five litre carry capacity and is enclosed in wire mesh. An included TSA accepted 3-dial combination lock along with a closure and attachment wire is looped through metal grommets to securely lock your gear in the case. A soft inner lining helps to protect your valuables and a top carry-handle provides for easy transport. Available in black or charcoal.
If you’re a radio loving international traveller, long distance overland adventurer, or just like the idea of a receive-almost-anything radio, then check out the new Sangean ATS-909X. Featuring a World Band Radio FM-Stereo / LW / AM / SW / AUX PLL synthesised portable receiver with 406 memory preset stations, the ATS-909X also has three programmable wake alarms, a large LCD display with clock functionality to show up to 42 world city times, your current radio signal strength, and battery life indicator. Powered by four AA batteries or mains adapter.
The James Brand The Ellis LTD Knife "features carbon fiber scales and PVD-coated black blades and bail,” a partially-serrated drop point blade, a lockback design for the knife blade and multi-type screwdriver / scraper / bottle opener, and a bail loop for attaching keys or carabiner. Limited to 100 units.
One for the hardcore Ricky and Morty music fan, a limited edition Teenage Engineering Rick and Morty: The PO-137 Pocket Operator. The tiny vocal synthesiser and sequencer has a built-in microphone with 8 different voice character samplings, provided by Ricky and Morty (an adult animated science fiction sitcom) co-creator Justin Roiland along with new custom Rick and Morty visuals. Other key features include the quirky animated LCD display, built-in folding stand, and an alarm clock.
Small in size but large in stature. The Fjallraven Kanken Mini Backpack is the ideal small backpack. Available in a rainbow of different colours and suitable for kids and adults alike, the mini pack is made from Vinyl F fabric, has a single main compartment with a large zipped opening, two side pockets and a small pocket on the front. A PE foam seat cushion, stored in the interior back pocket, provides a comfort seat option while resting or at camp and also gives the pack back padding.
Designed for the adventuring individualist, the new Alpkit Soloist Backpacking Tent is good for multi-day three season, back-country trips. Large enough for one person and all their gear and with enough head room to sit upright in comfort, in a liveable space. Features a freestanding structure with an easy to pitch design.
If you want pro level audio recording in a small, tough outdoors-ready package, then check out the new 6-channel/14-track Zoom F6 Field Recorder. Designed for pros but
attractive to anyone with an interest in recording high quality sound, thanks to its 32-bit float recording being able to capture a wide dynamic range of loud and subtle sounds at high audio
quality. Other features include dual AD converters with 6 inputs, multiple power options, and wireless control.
KTM’s range of new enduros, recently announced, includes their new 'International Six Days Enduro' (ISDE) 2020 KTM 450 EXC-F Six Days. The ISDE competition ready model is based on their latest enduro design along with a premium parts package and top-of-the-line components. For 2020, the new model enduros all have “new and more efficient yet high-performing engines, a re-developed chassis with improved WP XPLOR suspension, improved handling, new bodywork, new air filter box, new cooling system, and new exhaust systems.”
There’s relatively few casual design motorcycle specific jackets. In fact, most motorcycle jackets look, well, like motorcycle jackets, functional and technical, often bulky, rather like a uniform. The Blauer Hi.Tech MAVERICK BLUE Jacket looks different thanks to its classic military style bomber jacket design. Crash protection comes from elbow protections with pockets for shoulder and back protectors. And there’s zips for venting on the front and back.
Designed to treat life threatening traumatic injuries, the Tactical Medical Solutions TacMed Pocket Medical Kit could be a useful addition to a standard first aid kit for the adventurous expedition style, overland traveller. It’s a small size kit that includes a SOF Tourniquet, Esmark bandage, compressed gauze, Beacon chest seal, and gloves.
A relatively small sized, smart looking, general ‘out-and-about’ travel bag. The bag’s key feature is RFID blocking technology to protect your electronic embedded items, like credit cards and your passport, form of electronic scanning. The Caribee Jetset RFID Shoulder Bag.
Kit Contents: Survival Frog pocket stove and fuel tablets. Waterproof matches in a container. Stainless steel pot/cup. Spork survival tool and p-38 can opener. The Survival Frog Mess Kit for one. Also comes with a bright green ripstop fabric carry storage bag.
Everyone knows the future of motorcycles involves some form of electric power, except, maybe, the current big name Japanese and European factory bike makers. While we wait for these companies to make electric motorcycles, smaller firms are bringing innovative machines to the market like the 2019 Sur-Ron Light Bee Electric Bike. Part MTB and part MX bike, the Light Bee packs a 3500W electric motor and a removable 60V/32AH battery into a lightweight dirt bike style aluminium alloy frame, with a full mono shock suspension setup and a multistage coaxial transmission system running a chain drive to the rear wheel. Curb weight is 50kg with a range up to 100km.
The Dakar Rally is moving from South America to the Middle East. It was recently announced the 2020 Rally will be held in Saudi Arabia, starting in Jeddah on January 2nd to finish at Al Qiddiya on January 17th 2020. The Dakar Rally started in Africa in 1978 then it moved to South America in 2009.
Light and portable. A canvas seat. Folds down flat. Comes with a carry bag. Designed to support one person. The KUARTO Collapsable Camp Stool is available with a green or brown coloured canvas stool seat.
Urban or street gloves are generally short cuff in design with a feature balance pushed towards rider control, in the form of dexterity and feel plus comfort, and the necessary and sufficient level of crash and environmental protection; there’s really no need for MotoGP type glove features. Also features like touchscreen friendly pointer fingers are important. The ICON 1000 Nightbreed Glove fits within this urban or street criteria, is constructed from an AxSuede Laredo chassis with AxSuede Quattro “fourchettes and neoprene flex zones”, and has D3O knuckle protection inserts.
One of the secrets to lowering stress while travelling is organising your gear, and packing cubes can play a part. The Eagle Creek Pack-it Spector Compression Cube Set will help you organise you clothes in your travel bag. Simple and effective. Made from a lightweight water repellent silnylon ripstop fabric, the cubes have a quick grab handle and come in a variety of sizes and designs.
Why not add some art to your camping gear with the Zippo Spazuk Lighter. Featuring a fumage technique (created by holding flame to paper and etching into the resulting soot) bird cover art by Steven Spazuk. The lighter has Zippo’s windproof lighter technology within an all metal construction, and is refillable for a lifetime of camp use.
One aspect of your enduro or dual sport bike is limited luggage space. Panniers, tail or tank bags can be fitted with the dis-benefit of adding bulk. However if you want a clean, minimalist small
tool bag carry solution then check out the Acerbis Front Fender Tool Bag. The 2 litre capacity bag has various internal
tool pockets and is securely attached to the front fender with a locking system.
If you’re off-grid and have gadgets to charge then check out the RAVPower Solar Charger 24W Solar Panel. Its solar panel is waterproof,
durable, and foldable so suitable of camping or hiking trips. Featuring iSmart Technology where its three USB ports automatically detect and deliver the optimal charging current for your
Campfire safe and beautifully made, the Best Made Company The Limited Edition Polaris Bowls are a notch above
your standard camping dish. Enamelware bowls evoke a connection with the past, and the illustrations on these bowls celebrate the night sky. A two bowl kit that’s lightweight and stackable,
durable and aesthetically pleasing, just what you need for your next camping trip.
The updated Hit-Air EU6 Ultimate Airbag Jacket looks like a good fit for the touring motorcyclists looking for cutting edge safety features in their riding gear. Outside of the S-System Key Box activated integrated airbag, this jacket also features CE rated shoulder, elbow, and back padding, a moisture permeable and waterproof removable quilted fleece lining for cold weather riding, and Lumidex reflective material for night or poor light rider illumination.
Some form of water purification is essential for off-the-grid, adventure travel. A lightweight option is the GRAYL Ultralight Purifer, designed for all forms of outdoor travel, especially hiking where carry weight is an issue. The Purifer “[p]rovides full-spectrum protection against pathogens (viruses, bacteria, and protozoa), particulates, chemicals and heavy metals”.
Short boot touring style. CE approved. Micro synthetic construction with Air-Tech ventilated upper. D3O armour ankle cup protection. Rear calf stretch accordion design. Side Velcro strap zipper
closure. Vulcanised rubber sole. The Falco Land 2
The Vargo Triad Multi-Fuel Stove is a little camp cooker made from lightweight, yet durable titanium. Integrated folding legs support the stove and pot. One side provides a long burning alcohol stove. Then turn it over and the opposite side burns fuel tabs or fuel gels. Weight is 30 grams (1.0 ounces). Burn time is approximately 20 minutes for alcohol and 12 minutes for fuel tabs or gels.
For the optically challenged, the ThinOptics Glasses and Metal Finish Pod is a good backup, or even travel option, providing you with easily packed armless, portable reading glasses. The pod case is designed to fit on the back of your phone or tablet, or nicely slip into a pocket or small bag. Available in four colour designs.
With its aggressive styling and carbon aramidic fibreglass shell, the new AGV AX9 Multi E2205 Helmet looks like a good dual sport option. This lightweight helmet features internal pads
made from fabric with antibacterical protection, moisture wicking, and skin comfort treatments, that are also removable and washable. Available in three shell sizes and various colour
Better than a landscape photo hanging on your wall, this original fine art print is “[a]n imagined expedition to explore mysterious ancient ruins in a dense, remote jungle somewhere in South East Asia, featured on an extra fine, archival grade print.” The Prometheus Design Werx Art Print is by Florent Llamas and has a game or movie concept illustration feel. The print area is 40cm X 50cm (16” x 20”), printed on 100% cotton fibre, acid-free 260 g/m paper with a velvet finish.
Featuring some sort of magic powers, the Survival Frog HydraLight Mini Flashlight is powered by water. Just “dip the bottom of the unit in water for 10 seconds and you’ll have instant light.” The flashlight is powered on for 10 hours. Re-dip in water and the flashlight is good for another 10 hours of light making magic.
Delivering energy via a wireless (electromagnetic) power transfer seems to be the future for charging electric gadgets. It’s certainly more convenient and less hassle than using cables. For travellers, the Usbepower Air Wireless Power Bank provides two charging options, one wireless and one via traditional 2A USB-A port connectivity. The power back has a 5000mAh capacity, is compact and portable, and available in three colour designs.
Everyone needs a small tool box made from pressed steel. The Rikumo Trusco Tool Box T-150 model is designed for ease of use and storage. The box’s corner dents on the top lid and base allow for stacking. Available in blue or silver.
The Aether Expedition Motorcycle Jacket is designed for long distance hard-core touring, real expedition style travel. A heavy-duty, 3-layer Japanese field nylon fabric provides an abrasion-resistant, waterproof, and breathable shell. Warm weather rider comfort comes from venting provided by half-body chest vents, pit-zip vents that run from the elbow to the waist, and half-body length back vents. And there’s crash protection from shoulder, elbow, and back pads, along with fully-integrated front chest pads. Available in four colour designs.
Featuring a new long cuff design, the Shift 3Lue Label Air Glove has your warm weather MX or enduro riding covered. Lots of venting helps regulate hand temperature along with Cordura stretch nylon fabric on the palm and top-of-hand for dexterity and lever control, plus the required hand protection. Added rider control is also provided by silicone fingertip printing.
For anyone addicted to their morning coffee, the MSR Pika 1 L Teapot might be a vital camping accessory. Lightweight with a no-drip spout, a lid design that ensures it stays in place when pouring, an upright handle for good control that keeps your hand away from the hot part, and a pot opening wide enough to allow for easy cleaning and storing of items like a small stove or coffee/tea/food making ingredients.
Shoes, especially expensive motorcycle boots or good quality hiking shoes, are an investment. One way to look after this investment is through proper maintenance, including regular cleaning. The Pajar Premium Shoe Cleaning Kit works on most materials and does not contain harsh chemicals with 98% natural ingredients.
Sometimes a product title is all you need to know about said product. A description as a title, if you like. This is the case for the Acerbis No Water Horizontal Bag. Designed for motorcycle use, but also a good travel duffle bag. Has a 40 litre capacity.
Featuring a built-in rechargeable battery with up to 7 hours play time and 20 station presets, the KitSound Classic DAB+ portable Radio with Bluetooth has modern radio technology presented in a clean, retro aesthetic design. Other features include DAB radio technology, the ability to play tunes or podcasts via Bluetooth, a micro SD, and good-old-fashion aux-in connectivity.
A tool most campers, and for that matter, travellers should carry. Key aspects of a good torch include small and light form factor, high build quality, produces enough light, and looks good. The Alpkit Fluxon Handheld Torch has these capabilities and more. It has an aluminium body that’s drop-proof with a dust proof and water resistant IP6X rating allowing it to work during adverse weather conditions. Powered by a 2600mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery.
Designed for cutting wood, when out camping or even in your garden pruning trees. The Opinel N°18 Saw might be a good tool to add to your camping gear. Featuring an 18 cm long carbon steel, anti-corrosion coating blade with two rows of teeth turned towards the handle. The saw handle is made from beech wood.
With its long overcoat design and GORE-TEX lining, the new Alpinestars Bradford Gore-Tex Jacket presents as a stylish riding garment. Alpinestars describe it as an “elegant city riding jacket”. The Bradford’s main shell is constructed from a two-layer laminated GORE-TEX fabric for water and wind proofing, along with breathability. And crash protection comes from CE certified bio light shoulder and elbow protectors.
As a rugged yet functional timepiece, the Bristol Aviator Watches A-10 Thunderbolt Tribute Watch displays the same characteristics on its aircraft namesake. The A-10 Thunderbolt is a modern warplane built for ground attack and battle survivability. The A-10 Thunderbolt Tribute Watch features a sapphire crystal face and stainless steel 316L case housing a precision Swiss made chronograph and the Super Luminova dial. A black kevlar band with red stitching secures the watch to your wrist.
You can make almost any bag a camera bag with the Fjallraven Kanken Photo Insert. Bags designed for carrying camera equipment are often rather expensive. So if you already own a quality bag and you want to have similar functionality to a dedicated camera bag, the Kanken Photo Insert may be a good option (note it’s specifically sized to fit the Fjallraven Kanken bag). It is designed to hold two camera bodies and assorted lenses. And is made from recycled polyester, organic cotton with padding to protect your expensive camera gear.
The appeal of helmet graphics is often subjective. If you like the unusual, a bit of urban grange, maybe you're a fan of exploring abandoned places, then the NEXX SX.100 Helmet could appeal to your aesthetic sensibilities. An urban, street, and touring design, featuring a wide eye port with a drop-down sun visor, along with 3D formed interior pads that are removable and washable with anti-sweat and anti-allergic treatments.
Simple, elegant, and functional. The Snow Peak Kanpai Bottle is a good option to carry liquids for your next hiking trip. A double-walled, vacuum-sealed design ensures your drink is kept hot or cold for for at least six hours. Available in three colour designs.
Apart from a fun name, the Kermit Chair has a classic design, is made from traditional hand-craft materials, and is fit-for-purpose. Being small and foldable, durable, and relatively lightweight, makes the chair good for camping. The elegant wood design also makes it a piece of fine furniture.
New for 2019, the Kriega OS-22 Soft Pannier looks like a great option for a smaller dual sport adventure bike. The panniers require a frame to mount properly to your bike. Each pannier bag is made from HYPALON + 1000D Cordura with a waterproof liner, aircraft grade alloy buckles, KEVLAR webbing, and comes with a security cable block. Per bag weight is 2.6 kg (91.7 oz) and carry volume is 22 litres (1340 cu in).
Updated for 2019 and ready for the northern hemisphere riding season. The ICON Contra 2 Jacket has been reworked and upgraded. Mesh paneling provides plenty of of cooling air to stop overheating and reduce the changes of rider heat related fatigue. The new jacket also has an upgraded reinforced ballistic Poly in the tumble zones along with a “full suite of industry-leading D3O® Impact Protectors (shoulders, elbows, and back)”.
A mobile home for two. Weighs only 1.3 kg. Features a semi-geodesic design. Pitch fast thanks to colour-coded webbing and a single hub design. Available in kelp or chilli colour designs. The new Alpkit Ordos 2 Tent.
Built for the little ones, the 2019 Beta Minicross-E looks and operates like a real dirt bike but comes in a small form factor and is powered by electrons. Big bike features include hydraulic disc brakes and modern suspension with an aluminium swingarm, 33 mm inverted hydraulic front fork setup and an adjustable air and spring rear shock absorber. The bike weighs 43 kg (94.5 lbs) and is designed for 6 to 11 year olds.
Featuring a new full multi-coating and enhanced light transmission lens coating, the PENTAX ZD 8x43 ED Binoculars also sports a complex optical roof prism that’s a “durable, compact, yet lightweight design" for a high "level of optical perfection”. Body is a magnesium alloy construction. Lens have extra-low dispersion glass. Weight is 715 g.
Designed for alpinists, hardcore hikers, and mountaineers that value lightweight equipment, the new Thermarest NeoAir UberLite Mattress provides ultralight sleeping comfort. It also packs small, has an R-value rating of 2.0, and its 6.4 cm (2.5 in) of cushioned padding will support your body after a hard day on the trails.
In true analogue style, paper and pen only, the Wandrd The Travel Journal has space to plan and record twelve travel adventures. “The Travel Journal includes planning, itineraries, pre-trip checklists, maps and travel logs”. Features include a soft touch cover for the 240 page journal, with an elastic closure strap and integrated pen slot.
Although generally known for making large capacity sports bikes with Italian styling, Aprilia do make a few entry level motorcycles. The 2019 Aprilia RS50 is one of them and is often, maybe unkindly, referred to as a sport moped. The RS50 certainly looks the part with its aggressive, racing RSV4 superbike inspired design. The moped part of the description comes from its power plant, a single cylinder 50cc, liquid cooled 2-stroke engine.
If a manufacturer adds detail and care to the inside of a garment, the part most people won’t see, then you know the whole garment is likely to be top notch. The new Taylor Stitch The Primrose Jacket has a fun custom camo print interior lining. The shell is a seam taped, fully waterproof recycled nylon fabric cut as a short but clean lined trench coat design. A lightweight urban outdoors jacket.
(1) A compressible camp lantern. (2) A wireless Bluetooth music and audio player. (3) A smartphone connected speaker with microphone for hands-free calls. (4) A small compact utility flashlight. Why bring four gadgets camping when you get all these functions in one, the Antigravity Batteries Multi-Function Lantern. It has a built-in 1800 mAh capacity rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery and the lantern weighs only 180 g (6.35 oz).