Dainese Air Frame Gloves Review

“The Dainese Air Frame gloves are lightweight, breathable, stretchy, mould to your hand and come with more protection than most summer gloves.” Snapshot Price: £44.96 Mileage tested: 2,000 Testing conditions: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand  Durability: 5/5  Fit and comfort: 4/5 Protection: 3/5 Value for money: 5/5 Where to buy: sportsbikeshop.co.uk Dainese Air Frame Gloves in action through Laos … Read more

Schuberth C3 Pro Helmet Review

“The Schuberth C3 Pro is a well-built, premium flip-front touring helmet. It works exceptionally well, has smart finishing touches and is all-day comfy.”  Flip-front, internal sun visor, comfy and perfect for touring Schuberth C3 PRO Helmet Review Snapshot Price: £334.99 (matt black), £417 (white), colour options vary from  £374.99 to £469.99 Mileage tested: 40,000 miles … Read more

Schuberth E1 Adventure Helmet Review

“The Schuberth E1 is an incredibly versatile hybrid adventure helmet. Schuberth has done a brilliant job of turning a touring, flip-front into a round-the-world capable helmet for adventure bike travelling.”  Schuberth E1 Helmet Review Snapshot Price: £299 (gloss black), £427 (white) £589 (matt black) and other colour options vary in price but are around £449 … Read more

Rukka Armaxis Gore-Tex Jacket Review

“The Rukka Armaxis is the best winter jacket I’ve ever tested. It’s incredibly warm and 100% waterproof. It’s high-end, premium kit and for serious winter warriors” Rukka Aramaxis Gore-Tex Jacket Review Snapshot Price: £824.99 Mileage tested: 20,000 miles Testing conditions: UK Durability: 5⁄5 Fit and comfort: 4⁄5 Protection: 5⁄5 Value for money: 4⁄5 Where to buy: www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk Features The Rukka … Read more

Sub Zero Lightweight Down Jacket Review

Sub Zero’s down jacket is the Swiss army knife of thermals. It’s versatile, packs up small, is lightweight, packed with pockets and features and perfect for what we need. It’s the only thermal we carry and the only one we need.  Buy Now Sub Zero Thermal Jacket Review Snapshot Price: £169.99 Time tested: 8 months … Read more

MSR Quick 2 Cooking System Review

The Quick 2 system is a comprehensive cooking set from MSR. It’s a quality system, well-made, lightweight and has lasted well. It has everything you need to prepare meals while camping for four people easily. Buy Now MSR Cooking System Review Snapshot Price: £70.00 Time tested: 12 months at time of writing Testing conditions: Motorcycle … Read more

LOMO 20L Waterproof Dry Bag Review

This bag is the perfect companion for any adventure bike rider. It’s lightweight, durable, waterproof, dustproof and only costs £11.50! Buy Now LOMO 20L Review Snapshot Price: £11.50 Time tested: one year Durability: 5⁄5 Ease of use: 5⁄5 Value for money: 5⁄5 Where to buy: amazon.co.uk/lomo Features Lomo has designed this bag specifically for motorcycles but it can … Read more

LOMO 30L Waterproof Rucksack Review

Waterproof, dustproof, simple design, easy to use and durable. It’s the perfect rucksack for travelling. Buy Now LOMO 30L Review Snapshot Price: £29.99 Time tested: one year at time of writing Durability: 5⁄5 Ease of use: 5⁄5 Value for money: 5⁄5 Where to buy: amazon.co.uk/lomo Features The rucksack uses a rolltop closure which is fastened by two clips … Read more

LOMO 40L Waterproof Duffel Review

This bag has been exposed to the elements every-day, non-stop for three months while strapped to our motorcycle. It’s been through everything from snow storms to torrential rain, sandy tracks and blazing sun and has proven incredibly tough and 100% waterproof. Buy Now LOMO 40L REVIEW Snapshot Price: £25.99 Time tested: 3 months at time … Read more

MSR Dragonfly Fuel Stove and Bottle Review

MSR’s DragonFly stove is the best all-round multi fuel stove on the market. After six years of ownership and trying countless other stoves I wouldn’t take anything else. It’s light, practical, durable and packs up small. Buy Now MSR Dragonfly Review Snapshot Price: £125 Time tested: six years at time of writing Testing conditions: Round-the-world … Read more

Reed Chill Cheater Transpire Fleece Top and Trousers Review

The Chill Cheater top and trousers have been my go-to thermals for the last four years. They’re stretchy, soft, long-lasting and incredibly warm. Chill Cheater Thermals Review Snapshot Price: top-£38.50, trousers £45, total £83.50. Note that the Chill Cheater website has a bundle deal with socks for £82.50 Time tested: Four years Testing conditions: -15C, … Read more

Alpinestars Celer Gore-Tex Gloves Review

“I’m impressed with the Celar gloves. They’re light, kitted with class protection, easy to slip on and off and are all day comfy.” Alpinestars Celer Gloves Review Snapshot Price: £125.99 Mileage tested: 4000 Testing conditions: Cold mountain passes in Tajikistan, through the Wakhan Corridor and to Mongolia Durability: 5⁄5 Fit and comfort: 5⁄5 Protection: 5⁄5 Value for money: 3⁄5 … Read more

Alpinestars Patron Gore-Tex Jacket Review

The Alpinestars Patron suit is the perfect set-up for cold weather riding and touring. It handled -15C in Slovakia so is more than capable of anything the British winter can throw their way. Alpinestars Patron Jacket Review Snapshot Price: jacket – £268.24 Mileage tested: 4000 Testing conditions: Through Europe in the depths of winter and … Read more

Alpinestars Patron Gore-Tex Trousers Review

The Alpinestars Patron suit is the perfect set-up for cold weather riding and touring. It handled -15C in Slovakia so is more than capable of anything the British winter can throw their way. Alpinestars Patron Trousers Review Snapshot Price: jacket – £175 Mileage tested: 4000 Testing conditions: Through Europe in the depths of winter and … Read more

Altberg Warrior Military Boots Review

We didn’t think it was possible to be this impressed with a pair of boots. But here we are! The Altberg Warriors are a versatile, tough, lightweight, breathable, all-day comfortable and supportive boot with an excellent fit. And to top it off, they’re incredible value for money. Buy Now Altberg Warrior Boots Review Snapshot Price: … Read more

Bering Ladies Ginza Gloves Review

“The Bering Ladies Ginza motorcycle gloves are super comfortable, lightweight, perfect for summer, packed with features and my favourite gloves to date.” Buy Now Bering Ginza Gloves Review Snapshot Price: £49.99 Mileage tested: 1000 Testing conditions: Touring Japan Durability: 5⁄5 Fit and comfort: 5⁄5 Protection: 4⁄5 Value for money: 4⁄5 Contact: www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk Features The Bering Ginzas are super comfortable, lightweight, … Read more

Gaerne G-Midland Gore-Tex Motorcycle Boots Review

These tough Gaerne boots have seen it all from Europe in the depths of winter and Slovakia in -15C to scorching sand dunes in Turkey and non-stop off-roading. Buy Now Gaerne G-Midland Boots Review Snapshot Price: £239.99 Mileage tested: 4000 Testing conditions: From -15C in Slovakia through winter to scorching sand dunes in Turkey Durability: 5⁄5 … Read more

Gerbing 12V Heated Jacket Review

“The Gerbing Heated Jacket is a brilliant and necessary bit of kit if you’re riding in cold conditions. And it has been an absolute must for our round-the-world adventure.” Buy Now Gerbing Heated Jacket Review Snapshot Price: jacket – £151.99 Mileage tested: 4000 Testing conditions: Europe in winter and temperatures down to -15C Durability: 5⁄5 … Read more

Gerbing 12v XRS-12 Short Gloves Review

Freezing finger tips aren’t fun, especially on cold winter commutes. These heated gloves from Gerbing promise to keep your mitts nice and toasty no matter how cold it gets! Buy Now Gerbing Heated Gloves Review Snapshot Price: £127.98 Mileage tested: 4000 Testing conditions: Europe in winter and temperatures down to -15C Durability: 5⁄5 Fit and comfort: … Read more

Icon Twenty Niner Motorcycle Glove Review

“The Icon Twenty Niners are a short cuff, lightweight, comfortable, leather and mesh summer riding glove – and incredible value for money.” Buy Now Icon Twenty Niner Gloves Review Snapshot Price: £37.33 Mileage tested: 4000 Testing conditions: Mongolia, Tajikistan, Uzbekitan Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Durability: 4⁄5 Fit and comfort: 4⁄5 Protection: 1⁄5 Value for money: 5⁄5 Contact: www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk Features Icon’s Twenty … Read more

Keis J501 Premium Heated Jacket Review

“The Keis Heated Jacket has become one of my favourite bits of kit and an absolute necessity for the cold sections of our round-the-world trip.” Buy Now Keis Heated Jacket Review Snapshot Price: jacket – £174.99 Mileage tested: 4000 Testing conditions: Europe in winter and temperatures down to -15C Durability: 5⁄5 Fit and comfort: 5⁄5 Ease of … Read more

Klim Marrakesh Jacket Review

“While this was the perfect jacket to ride through the heat of Central Asia, I’d equally love wearing this back in the UK as my everyday riding jacket. I feel so comfortable in it, it’s cool, light, doesn’t scream “I’m a motorcycle jacket”, looks stylish and fits like a dream.” Buy Now Klim Marrakesh Review … Read more

Klim Vanguard GTX Short Gloves Review

“Classic Klim. Tough, durable, well made, packed with neat little touches and do their job well. The Klim Vanguard Gore-Tex are brilliant touring gloves.” Buy Now Klim Vanguard Gloves Review Snapshot Price: £134.99 Mileage tested: 1000 Testing conditions: Touring Japan Durability: 5⁄5 Fit and comfort: 4⁄5 Protection: 4⁄5 Value for money: 4⁄5 Contact: www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk Features The Vanguards were just about … Read more

Merlin Atlow Textile Jacket Review

“Well done, Merlin. This is a sleek, quality, retro styled jacket that looks and feels like it should cost double its price tag. Merlin have done a cracking job on the unisex Atlow and I love it.” Buy Now Merlin Atlow Jacket Review Snapshot Price: £249.99 Mileage tested: 1000 Testing conditions: Touring Japan Durability: 5⁄5 Fit … Read more

Merlin Ladies G24 Combat Waterproof Boots Review

“The Merlin G24 Combat Boots are an excellent pair of warm weather riding boots. If you need footwear that you can wear all-day, every-day, on and off-the bike then these are perfect” BUY NOW Merlin Boots Review Snapshot Price: £119.99 Mileage tested: 4000 Testing conditions: From -15C in Slovakia through winter to scorching sand dunes … Read more

Merlin Lynx Outlast Jeans Review

“Merlin’s Lynx Outlast are an action-packed pair of motorcycle trousers – perfect for touring and adventure riding whatever the weather and wherever you’re riding.” Check latest prices Merlin Jeans Review Snapshot Price: £199.99 Mileage tested: 1000 Testing conditions: Touring Japan Durability: 5⁄5 Fit and comfort: 5⁄5 Protection: 4⁄5 Value for money: 4⁄5 Contact: www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk Features I tested my pair during … Read more

Merlin Stafford Airbag Ready Wax Jacket Review

“Stylish, functional and fits like a dream. The Merlin Stafford is one seriously cool riding jacket.” Check latest prices Merlin Stafford Wax Jacket Review Snapshot Price: £229.99 Mileage tested: 1000 Testing conditions: Touring Japan Durability: 5⁄5 Fit and comfort: 4⁄5 Protection: 4⁄5 Value for money: 4⁄5 Colours: Olive or Black Contact: www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk Features Merlin has been doing exceptionally well lately … Read more

Rev’it! Taurus Gore-Tex Motorcycle Gloves Review

“The Taurus gloves are impressive. They’re thick but light, extremely well-made with thoughtful touches and features, fully waterproof and incredibly warm. They make the perfect winter glove for touring, commuting or adventure riding.” Buy Now Rev’it Taurus Gloves Review Snapshot Price: £189.99 Mileage tested: 3000 Testing conditions: From sub zero temps in snowy Bulgaria through … Read more

Rev’it! Sand Urban Jacket Review

“The Rev’it Sand Urban is a brilliant bit of kit. It has all the functionality of a proper adventure jacket mixed in with a beautiful blend of style and perfect fit. It’s the full package.” Buy Now Rev’it Sand Urban Review Snapshot Price: £404.99 Mileage tested: 4000 Testing conditions: Through the deserts of Central Asia … Read more

Richa Hammer Jeans Review

“The Richa Hammer jeans are near perfect. They’re lightweight, offer good protection, are stylish and fit well – exactly how a pair of motorcycle jeans should be. ” Buy Now Richa Hammer Jeans Review Snapshot Price: £77 Mileage tested: 4000 Testing conditions: Caucasus, West Asia, Mongolia and Russia Durability: 5⁄5 Fit and comfort: 4⁄5 Protection: 4⁄5 Value for … Read more

Richa Ladies Air Vent Evo Jeans Review

“The Richa Air Vent Evo jeans are true to their name, comfortable, lightweight and great for hot summer weather.” Read on for our Richa Jeans Review. Buy Now Richa Air Vent Evo Jeans Review Snapshot Price: £149.99 Mileage tested: 1000 Testing conditions: Touring Japan Durability: 5⁄5 Fit and comfort: 2⁄5 Protection: 4⁄5 Value for money: 4⁄5 Contact: www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk Features I … Read more

Rukka Flexina Gore-Tex Ladies Jacket Review

“What makes this jacket special though is its comfort, flexibility and stretchy material. It’s also lightweight and easy to wear all day, making it perfect for female riders who need a warm, waterproof jacket to ride through the colder British months.” Buy Now Rukka Flexina Review Snapshot Price: £479.99 Mileage tested: 4000 Testing conditions: From … Read more

Rukka Katuh Gore-Tex Ladies Trousers Review

“If you’re after a pair of motorcycle trousers to see you through anything the British weather can throw at you then these are perfect.” Buy Now Rukka Katuh Trousers Review Snapshot Price: £249 Mileage tested: 4000 Testing conditions: From -15C in Slovakia through winter to scorching sand dunes in Turkey Durability: 5⁄5 Fit and comfort: 2⁄5 Protection: 5⁄5 … Read more

Pacsafe Exo Mesh Backpack Protector 85l Review

If you use soft luggage on your motorcycle and want to keep it secure then this is the best (and only) option on the market. Read on for our PacSafe Review. Buy Now PacSafe Review Snapshot Price: £60 – £72.00 Time tested: 4 months +Testing conditions: RTW ride Durability: 5 Ease of use: 3 Value for … Read more

Abus Granit Extreme Plus 59 Lock Review

This is probably the beefiest, most secure motorcycle chain and lock on the market. Abus are known for producing high-quality locks and this is the very best they have to offer. After having one bike stolen and another attempted theft I decided to opt for the best I could get. Buy Now Abus Review Snapshot Price: … Read more

SW Motech ION Footrest Kit Review

The SW Motech footrests are tough, durable and make standing up while off-roading an adventure bike a hundred times easier. SW MOTECH ION FOOTREST KIT REVIEW  Snapshot Price: £120 Time tested: 2 years Testing conditions: RTW ride Bike used with:  2009 Yamaha XT660R Durability: 5 Ease of use: 5 Value for money: 5 Contact: www.motohaus.com HOW … Read more