Category Archives: Gear Reviews

Stuff I’ve actually used

Tested: Kriega Overlander S – OS-32

Kriega’s new Overlander-S is their second iteration of a luggage system suited to bike travel. A few years ago they brought out a similar plate-on-rack idea (below right) but, with modularity using their existing 15-litre packs (or Rotopax), which were semi-permanently riveted to the HDPE plate … Continue reading

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Tested: Giant Loop Fandango PRO Tank Bag

For my kind of riding I’ve not been a great fan of tankbags. When you get off the bike it’s another thing to unclip and lug around with you, along with your lid. For the stuff you can’t afford to lose I find … Continue reading

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Tested: Klim Outrider pants

Tested: Klim Outrider pants. Where: 3000km over a month in southern Morocco. UK price: £165 at Adventure Spec. See also: Klim Dakar ITB. • Usual Klim quality • Not plastered in Klim branding • Exterior knee armour easily removable • Can nearly pass as … 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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