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.
Quality woodworking requires quality tools. If you have an interest in Japanese woodworking techniques and the tools used to master and create fine handmade perfect-fitting joinery, check out the new Best Made Company The Japanese Joinery Kit. Each kit comes in a wooden box “[c]rafted from hand-finished Akagashi Japanese red oak” with an interlocking top. Tools include a cut saw and hardwood saw, octagonal hammer, two wood chisels, small hand plane, square blade awl, and wooden mitre square.
If you want to seriously upgrade you travel filmmaking game, then check out the new Z CAM E2-S6 Cinema Camera. You’ll also need to rig this little camera with a handle or two, Sony NP-F series compatible battery, mic, CFAST 2.0 card, and monitor (although you could use your smartphone). Key features include a super 35mm, 26 megapixel CMOS sensor with resolution of 6K shooting up to 60 fps and 4K up to 100 fps in 10-bit colour, 14 stops of dynamic range, ZRAW is supported, and the E2-S6 is available in EF or PL lens mounts.
A 35 litre classic mountaineer style backpack with everyday use functionality. The new Topo Designs Subalpine Pack is at home half way up a mountain or any busy urban downtown area. With its outdoors design, the pack has padded shoulder straps with load-lifter straps, along with a large main compartment, and an internal laptop sleeve that makes this bag equally useful for urban duties. Other features include a removable front pouch, oversized YKK zippers, and plenty of compression straps. Available in four colour designs.
The new Scorpion EXO-AT950 Outrigger Helmet is a perfect fit for your next round the world motorcycle adventure. Features include a polycarbonate shell design with an oversized eye port and a modular flip-up chin-bar and front shield. And an internal drop down Speedview sun-visor provides added functionality along with a no-fog Everclear face shield that can be removed if you prefer a dirt helmet style with goggles for off-road use.
Where the container is as important as the contents. Based on the original VSSL metal tube design, the new VSSL First Aid follows the same form factor but with first aid supplies in a tool roll style contents wrap. The metal tube container has a 200 lumens LED light and oil-filled precision compass. The contents wrap holds the first aid supplies that include bandages, steri-strips, disposable thermometers, antiseptic wipes, medical gloves, cello homeostatic agent, burn cream, some small tools, and pain relief pills. See their website for full details on the medical supplies included.
The new 2020 Husqvarna FC 450 is, in the hands of an expert MX rider, a competition worthy machine. Powered by a single cylinder, SOHC engine producing 63 hp held in place by a chromium molybdenum steel frame. On the track, launch control gets you off the line in a rush, and engine, gearbox, frame, and suspension refinements improve ride and race ergonomics and power delivery.
If you choose not to buy a down sleeping bag for ethical reasons but still want technical hiking features including a lightweight and warm design, the new NEMO Azura Womens Synthetic Mummy Bag might be worth considering. With NEMO’s FeatherCore construction and Primaloft insulation, this bag offers "ultra-compressibility without sacrificing warmth. This completely new take on insulation construction packs down significantly smaller, providing all the benefits of synthetic insulation at the same pack size as 650FP down”.
A simple plastic container will easily hold your food. But a stainless steel travel jar is, in lots of cases, a better option. The Zoku 10oz Neat Stack Food Jar has a vacuum insulated, double-walled design to ensure your food stays hot for 5 hours or cold for 6.5 hours. Capacity is 295ml (10oz), it's BPA and phthalate free, and has a wide diameter opening for easy access. And for travellers, several jars can be stacked to maximise your available storage space.
Featuring a supermoto configuration, the new 2020 Torrot Supermotard Two electric kids motorcycle now comes with upgraded batteries offering lower weight with greater power and range. Other key child friendly features include a parental control app and programmable power output from 600W to 1500W. Build wise, the little electric bike has a chrome-molybdenum chassis and a swingarm with a hydraulic shock absorber, hydraulic disc brake system, and a top speed of 52 Km/h.
Featuring a simple retro, yet clean classic design, no multi-coloured MX style, but definitely a moto jersey aesthetic. The Fuel Motorcycles Grey Stripes Enduro Jersey has technical capabilities thanks to mesh pit vent panels to allow airflow, a body-mapped fabric placement design, and a fabric that extracts moisture away from the body.
You probably have more than one set of gloves if you ride across the seasons and also on road and dirt. However, if you don’t have multiple sets of gloves but you’re looking for a general use, sort-of-fits most riding conditions type of glove then maybe consider the Furygan Jet All Seasons Gloves. A short cuff design, waterproof with a thermal liner for cooler weather. Hand protection includes a metacarpal protector and palm reinforcement.
Surfers have always known the value of a safe place to store their car and house keys while out riding waves. Secure key storage is also handy for general travelling. The Ocean & Sea Key Vault has a locking dial code combination system for secure storage of your keys within a 69mm (W) x 74mm (H) x 22mm (D) toughened steel metal vault.
An almost essential gadget for the media centric traveller. With a touch of design and fashion flair. The new palm-sized Seagate One Touch SSD Special Edition model is available as a limited offering in a selection of red, green, blue, and white/grey camouflage print patterns. On the technical side, the drive has a SATA-type 500 GB SSD with transfer speeds of up to 400MB per second.
Big enough for the minimalist traveller, this 30 litre (expandable to 38 litres) backpack has a modern design aesthetic with a utilitarian focus on function and usability. Side compression straps help manage volume. Two side expansion bottle pockets lay flat when not in use. A zip away shoulder strap system converts the backpack to a large briefcase style bag. An interior hanging pocket and sunglass holder add more function along with a separate laptop compartment. The Mountainsmith Continental Backpack.
Version 2.0 is a lightweight technical motorcycle garment with a four-way stretch HYCOR waterproof-breathable fabric construction that makes the new ICON Tarmac2 a comfortable all-weather commuter, sport style jacket. Lots of venting options are provided via waterproof YKK zippers for warm weather riding. And there’s quality D3O crash impact protectors in the shoulders, elbows, and back. Available in grey or black.
If you’ve every had an interest in finding lost treasure, prospecting for gold, or just exploring the outdoors, the new Minelab Vanquish 340 Metal Detector could be a fun investment. The Vanquish is designed as an entry level, easy to use detector, that covers most types of metal detecting thanks to Minelab’s Multi-IQ technology where the frequency range of multiple detectors is combined into one unit. With its waterproof V10 coil and the ability to discriminate metal types, just select one of the three operating modes (coin, relic or all metal) and the detector will work at your local park, in a field, or down at the beach.
A lightweight tent for two wheel travellers. Updated for 2019, the Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 Bikepack Tent now has shortened pole segments “for optimal handlebar, pannier, and saddlebag storage.” Other key features include a 1.36 kg (3 lb) weight, two doors and two vestibules with storm flaps, large ceiling pocket storage, a fly vent for air flow and reduction of condensation, a 4-way hub pole design provides ample room for two, and there’s daisy-chain webbing loops on the fly to help dry wet clothes.
Although not the most important item to pack for your next hiking/road trip, a Alpkit Tanka Fuel Bottle will ensure you have enough fuel to run your stove to cook a hot meal after a long day of travel. Designed for “multi-day backpacking and bikepacking adventures”, the Tanka holds 450ml of fluids, weighs 130g, has a top carry loop, and you’ll never misplace it thanks to a bright red colour scheme.
For city riding, maybe on your scooter or for the rider that just prefers an open face helmet, check out the IXS Jet Helmet 77 2.2 Black-Yellow Fluo. A classic design with clean block black and bright yellow graphics on a polycarbonate construction. An interior integrated flip-down sun visor is essential for sunny summer riding days. Also has removable and washable cheek pads.
Less people are carrying around cash these days. And maybe credit cards will soon disappear as their functionality moves into smartphones. In the meantime, to carry a bunch of credit cards, ID cards, and some cash check out the Rains Folded Wallet. Minimalist in design, a rubber strap ensures the wallet is held folded, and construction material is a matte fabric polyurethane fabric.
Warm weather riding jackets need to provide a good level of ventilation without comprising crash protection. The Spidi Netstream Tex Jacket has a 3D mesh design integrated into a high tenacity polyester frame for durability and abrasion resistance. Additional protection comes from multitech removable CE rated protectors. And waterproof and thermo liner options are available for bad weather riding conditions.
Sports styling with technical features such as ultraviolet filtration and blue light reduction, in a modern semi-rimless frame. Other features include a vented lens design, enhanced coverage for an unobstructed view, and rubber nose and temple pads for best fit and comfort. The 100% Speedcouple Sunglasses.
A must have item for most riders. Keeps tools organised and all in one place, with easy access. The new Nelson Rigg RG-055 Tool Roll is made from an abrasion-resistant UltraMax polyester fabric with a hi-visibility orange lining, a small zipper pocket for loose items, and plenty of loops to hold your tools.
A good camping lantern needs to be small, light, reliable, and, most importantly, produce quality light. Another important feature is a design that affords use and function. The new UCO Gear Sprout Mini Lantern meets these lantern criteria along with a unique magnetic lanyard hanging system to help light a tent or camp area. Powered by three AAA batteries and available in four colours.
The Scicon Workshop Apron provides a tough, protective work layer along with pockets and loops to hold your tools. The tool loops have a visible reflective coating and there’s an easy access, but out-of-the-way phone zipper pocket on the chest of the apron. A comfortable, with good freedom of movement and secure fit, is provided by adjustable neck and waist straps.
Here’s another outdoors gadget charging option, especially for windy environments and where solar charging conditions are not optimal. The Tex Energy Infinite Air "has precision designed blades that maximise torque and power, making it very efficient for its size.” Output is 5V at 1.5-2 amps via UAB connectivity. The unit weighs 626g, is IP65 rated dust and splashproof, has auto on/off sensing technology, and breaks down to its main components for easy storage and transport.
Protect your scooter with an Oxford Scoot XA5 Alarm Disc Lock. Featuring a physical disc locking mechanism with a 110dB alarm to deter any bad actor from taking your bike. The unit has a USB-rechargeable battery, comes with three keys, and a coiled reminder cable so you don’t accidentally try to ride off before removing the lock.
Although the Komine JK-586 Comfort Winter Jacket would look appropriate on a ski field, it is designed as a technical motorcycle jacket with a casual, outdoors fashion aesthetic. Technical aspects include a waterproof shell, zippered vents, and removable insulated inner liner, matched to CE rated elbow and shoulder protectors, plus a back protector, and a light reflective pattern to ensure you’re visible to other motorists at night.
The new Nordisk Voss Tech Tarp is great example of innovative thinking. A tarp has always been a handy, simple shelter and/or ground sheet. Now the Voss Tech expands the usefulness of a trap to include functionality as an emergency stretcher with six integrated carry handles, as a poncho with zipper closure, and also as a hammock. The tarp is made from a strong rip-stop nylon with multiple webbing loops and its two-way zipper makes a functional entrance when configured as a small tent.
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”.