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August 07, 2017

LS2 MX456 Light Dirt Helmet Review

While auxiliary tinted visors, built-in communication systems and quick-release ratcheting chin straps can be convenient, there is something to be said about a lightweight, minimalist layout with well-designed features. The new LS2 MX456 Light dirt helmet has precisely those characteristics. With functional features in a practical package, this dirt helmet is easy to wear for more than just a quick…
August 02, 2017

Olympia X Moto 2 Adventure Suit

Using high quality components and innovative technical features are fundamental to Olympia’s core values. This is reflected in the construction of the X Moto 2 dual-sport and adventure riding suit. From high denier fabrics to the integrated zip-off backpack, the Olympia delivers a product packed with features, and centralized around safety and comfort. I was surprised when I saw the…
July 27, 2017

Scorpion Yosemite XDR Suit

In SoCal, I’ve just spent a couple of months testing the new Yosemite XDR suit, an all-weather textile touring suit for men that’s cut in a more European style, with a tailored fit ’n’ feel. Lots of rain, chilly temps (high 40s to low 50s F), and hot days in the 80s along with heavy winds, gave the suit a…
July 24, 2017

BestRest Products’ CyclePump Expedition Inflator

I’m an old fan of the original BestRest CyclePump Adventure. It came along at a time when it seemed that every other brand broke just when I needed it. My CyclePump is now a few years old, I’ve carried it on every ride, used it well over 100 times (I lost count), and it just keeps on ticking. But there…
July 20, 2017

HMK Intimidator Gloves

Many touring glove options are available in today’s adventure/dual-sport market. I’ve always preferred light, minimalist gloves that rely mainly on high abrasion resistance for protection. Low interference with finger dexterity, and how easily I can get them on and off, top my list of criteria for comfortable protective hand wear. The HMK Intimidators, however, aren’t those gloves. Their layered build…
July 12, 2017

Klim’s Krios Karbon Adventure Helmet

With all the growth in the ADV/dual-sport market, you knew it wouldn’t be long before the crew at Klim produced an ADV helmet. The “weight,” no pun intended, was well worth it. The helmet has the basic lines of a traditional MX helmet with its short snout and MX-style peak. What’s cool about the Krios is its ability to change…
July 10, 2017

REV'IT! Sand 3 Gloves - The Ultimate Summer Mitts

When a new version of a product comes along, inevitably someone will comment, “if it ain’t broke—don’t fix it.” Typically, I would agree, but the improvements that REV’IT! made to the new Sand 3 gloves are exemplary and undeniable.The Sand 3 gloves are clearly from the “Sand” line of REV’IT! gear, following a similar design to the outgoing Sand Pro…
July 03, 2017

Wolfman Pikes Peak Rapid Release System

Winter is, at best, a questionable time for an adventure ride up north. It’s snowing and the sun set two hours ago. I’ve ridden over 800 miles today from my home in central Oklahoma, trying to come within striking distance of my friends for an off-pavement ride in Utah. With temperatures now well below freezing I am chilled to the…
June 27, 2017

Held Carese II Jacket and Torno II Pants

Whether or not you’ve come across the Held brand, this German manufacturer has been in its stride for over 70 years. One of the first to offer textile motorcycle apparel back in 1991, Held goes all out to harness the latest fabric technology with the Carese II jacket and Torno II pants, to a woman rider’s advantage.On and off road…