Category Archives: Gear Reviews

Stuff I’ve actually used

Review: Aerostich AD1 Light Pants

Tested: Aerostich AD1 Light overtrousers. Where: Spain, Morocco, Ireland; wherever it’s cold and wet. Price: $367 from Aerostich. Weight 1220g + armour. Available in grey, black and tan. See also: Rukka PVC onesie. Fyi: Aerostich supplied the AD1s for review  What … Continue reading

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Tested: Adventure Spec Linesman jacket

Tested: Adventure Spec Linesman softshell jacket Where: 1600km off-road tour in southern Algeria and a few days in Morocco in April. UK price: £249 Supplied free for testing by Adv Spec Weight: 1011g + armour See also: Klim Overland and Aerostich Darien … Continue reading

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Tested: X-Lite X551 GT Adv helmet review

Tested: X-Lite X551 GT Adv helmet Where: Scotland, Spain Morocco Paid: £250 on ebay from Germany See also: X-Lite X420 GT What they say: This is X-lite’s on/off full-face helmet. Its compact volume (thanks to the availability of three outer … Continue reading

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Quick spin: 2017 Honda X-ADV

The reaction to Honda’s category-bending X-ADV ‘X-cooter’ seems to have been positive; most reviewers get it or accept it for what it is. Credit to Honda for trying new stuff, though it’s said good sales haven’t followed, probably due to … Continue reading

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XSR 700 Scrambler – final mods

XSR 700 Scrambler front page My XScrambleR sets off in a month for Morocco and, bar some luggage, is ready to go. Don’t think I’ve ever had a bike ready so far in advance. Using some left-over or unused components, … Continue reading

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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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