Category Archives: Gear Reviews

Stuff I’ve actually used

Reviewed: Klim Outrider pants

As I wrote here last year, I’ve been looking for some riding pants that make me feel protected but don’t weigh a ton like my well-worn leathers, but aren’t sweaty membraner overpants. There are these kevlar impregnated jeans, but who actually wears jeans these … Continue reading

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Tested: Kreiga R15 backpack + Hydrapak

The R15 is the smallest of Kriega’s six Rider Packs (right), excluding the Hydro 3, and comes with all the features you expect from Kriega gear. It’s pitched at the active off-roader not wanting to carry too much on their … Continue reading

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Tested: Double Take mirrors

I’ve been using the original round Double Take mirrors for the last few years on various bikes, usually as a back-up mirror alongside an original mirror on the other side of the bars. Riding down and leading groups in Morocco, a mirror is … Continue reading

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Yamaha WR250R Project – Stage 1

WR250R Index Page First up for the WR, an 18-litre IMS fuel tank that’s wider than it is long. And at the 31kpl I got on the way back from Holland, that should mean well over 500km, though 400 may be more realistic. On the forums … Continue reading

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The Right Trousers? Klim Dakar 2016 ITB quick test

Tested: Klim Dakar 2016 ITB pants. Where: Over 200 miles trail riding in the Pyrenees. UK price: £155 at Adventure Spec Solid construction, good fit, look good in olive. Dry quickly on the move. Poor venting when seated in hot, slow … Continue reading

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Africa Twin DCT – quick spin

There’s one problem with marrying Honda’s ‘have your cake and eat it’ DCT transmission with their 270°-crank parallel twin engine: you can’t dip the clutch and blip the throttle for the sheer fun of unleashing the motor’s V-twin-like growl. As for the … Continue reading

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Heated jackets

Click this for a recent review of Aerostich and Klim shells which were used with these heated liners If you live outside the tropics and like to ride on anything other than sunny summer days, heated clothing makes sense on a bike. … Continue reading

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