Big Markdowns on the Best Klim Gear Klim is one of those brands that I always try not to buy full price. The company makes expensive gear, but dang is most of it some really nice stuff. That’s why when I saw the Revzilla deal on Klim closeouts I got a little giddy. There are …

Frameless Goggles For Any Occasion Goggles see a few different uses in the motorcycle world; cafe riders use them with their open-face helmets, ADV riders use them with their aggressive offroad-touring helmets, and dirtbike riders use them to keep quarter-sized chunks of dirt from smacking them in the eyes. At the end of the day, …

The Induction Duo KLIM is making an impact into the new year early with two new jackets ready for your riding comfort; the previously successful KLIM Induction has seen a major update and the Induction Pro model comes as a brand new jacket for the 2021 riding season. The original KLIM Induction jacket has been …

The Holy Grail of Adventure Riding Boots? I’ve tried and failed to adequately answer one tough question we’ve received in emails to the wBW editor. “Can you recommend riding boots that are comfortable to walk in but also provide a solid level of protection?” I haven’t yet found any I would say satisfactorily meet that …

The Touring Gear You Want Klim’s Kodiak Jacket and Pants were already a pretty good combination, but the company has updated them for 2021. The company did so with the idea of making their most premium touring suit even more comfortable and versatile for motorcycle travelers.  The full details for the jacket and pants have …

Introduction Since early 2018, I’ve made an airbag vest part of my riding gear. I decided to invest in an airbag vest after I spent 2017 using a race collar from EVS as a way to help prevent/reduce neck injury in the event of a crash. I’m willing to admit, as I get older, I …

‘Anywhere Boots’ for Your ‘Anywhere Motorcycle’ Have you ever wore ski boots and had to walk into the lodge after a long morning to skiing to get lunch? Clunking around, minimal ankle movement etc; that’s what it feels like when wearing dirt biking boots. Adventure riders are going to need adventure answers for their adventure …

A Three Helmet Showdown Is About To Go Down Search the internet today using the words “Best (insert topic here)” and you’ll get plenty of opinionated claims popping up from a myriad of sources touting their impartiality and honesty. But who can you really trust? It’s getting harder and harder to know whether the source …

Updating The Dirt Gear Klim recently added new colors to all of its off-road gear lines. This means you have a new set of colorways for the Dakar, Mojave, and XC Lite gear lines. The Idaho-based company teased some of the new colors prior to the official release, but the company didn’t make it clear …

Redemption? Or More Pain? Last year I reviewed the Klim K1R Raw Karbon helmet and although I liked many things about it, the fatal flaw was how loud it was to wear on the highway. Brutally loud, in fact. After touring the Klim HQ in Rigby, Idaho last September while I was down there enjoying …

Get Up to 46 Percent Off I try my best to keep an eye on the gear deals that go out, and this week, the brand Klim has some fantastic offerings at Revzilla. This means you can get up to 46 percent off some of the best motorcycle gear out there. Klim makes great stuff, …

Premium Gear, Not a Premium Price Klim makes some killer gear and if you’re an adventure rider you already know this. The company is equipping the folks out there taking the truly killer rides, but the gear comes at a price. Klim gear is expensive, so it’s important to keep an eye out for the …

President’s Day Sale and More There are some seriously good deals going on at Revzilla right now. The company has some excellent deals for President’s Day, but this time of year is just a good time to shop for motorcycle gear in general. Why? There are tons of deals as retailers try to offload products …

Challis, Idaho…  Have you heard of it? Maybe it’s just me who hasn’t, I’m not sure.  What I know now is that I can’t wait to go back to visit in 2020 so I can enjoy virtually unlimited, prototypical adventure motorcycle riding trails in the area. At the same time, I’ll participate in another Cow …

One of the Best Brands Out There for Less Klim is one of those brands that makes seriously good gear. You generally get what you pay for with motorcycle gear, and Klim’s stuff is no different. That means it’s usually pretty pricey. Well, if you had your eyes set on some Klim gear but couldn’t …

*Note: The Klim K1R Karbon helmet seems Round Oval shaped but the Klim rep I spoke with informed me it was designed Intermediate Oval. It fits my head perfectly so I’d say it has a strong round bias if it’s IO shaped. That means it won’t be any fun for people with narrow or long …

A One Piece Designed for Touring and Commuting I’ve actually never owned a one-piece rider suit, but I definitely see the appeal for touring and commuting applications. One-piece suits make a lot of sense for both types of riders, and now KLIM has a suit designed for both. The KLIM Hardanger is the latest offering, …

Klim In For Summer And It’s The Most Functional Lightweight Mesh Jacket We Have Ever Reviewed. The Klim Induction jacket was introduced in 2014 and has been recently updated. The design and execution of this latest version may just make it the most functional lightweight mesh jacket that we have ever reviewed. Its high-visibility colouration …

Protection? Comfort? Ventilation? Check. While not perfect, the Klim Induction gloves offer a winning combination of protective features, comfort and feel and hot weather ventilation. This combination does come at a price, but still provides good value for the money spent. Compromises. Most hot weather or “Summer” motorcycle riding gear will be a study in …

Klim Badlands Pro Pants The new Klim Badlands Pro pants are the perfect match for the Badlands Pro jacket (review) — naturally! But the pants are also a good match with many other jackets. They feature the same rugged exterior and Gore-Tex Pro Shell guaranteed waterproof construction used in the Badlands Pro jacket. The Badlands pro pants …

The Klim Badlands Pro Jacket The new Klim Badlands Pro jacket and pants outfit is the very definition of “extreme duty” adventure touring gear — no doubt about it. The jacket and the pants provide a go-anywhere, highly protective “suit of armor” feel. It is also surprisingly comfortable in the hottest of summer weather. There …

Klim Adventure Rally Jacket and More Have you noticed something about my 2011 Dealer Expo coverage so far? There are a lot of cool accessories to show you, but…where’s the clothing? Glad you asked! It’s not because I’m ignoring the topic; it’s just that there isn’t as much clothing on display as there was in …

Introduction With 2020 in the rearview mirror, it’s time for a follow-up review to my initial look at the Aerostich Transit 3.0 suit. Part of the reason it has taken so long was due to COVID-19 putting the brakes on a lot of business and trade. When I first received the Transit suit about a …

Introduction Photo from Mosko Moto Two Reviewers, One Product This is a longer-term multi-motorcycle, multi-role, multi-use, joint review that hopefully covers a lot of ground, literally and figuratively, regarding the Reckless 80L v3.0 Revolver luggage system, a mainstay of the Mosko Moto luggage and packing lineup and now in its third iteration. Bruce Cole and …

Video Review The New Shoei RF-1400 = A Shoei RF-1200 + ‘Kaizen’ I love being among the first people to try something new and then telling everyone I know all about it! Shoei has morphed its already popular RF-1200 helmet into this even more refined RF-1400 incarnation. They are pumped about the updates and touting …

Ready to Get Dirty? There are few things more satisfying than ripping down a trail through the woods on a dirtbike. Riding at a motocross track or any other venues that are off-road, is equally as enjoyable. However, you can’t just jump on a bike and head off, you need to get geared up. Gear …

The Enigmatic Touratech Aventuro Traveller Carbon Jay Leno has a magnificent chin on him. I’ve often wondered if it puts any strain on his neck muscles or affects his posture. Just for the record, I’m a big fan of Jay and don’t mean anything derogatory with this observation. I only mention it because after wearing …

Co-Written by Jim Pruner and Greg Phillips The First Electric Harley Davidson Was Born in 2019 If you can name a more controversial motorcycle than the Harley Davidson LiveWire I would be shocked. Mention it on any social media platform and prepare to read dozens of strong opinions with most of them being on the …

We’d like to thank the RevZilla team for providing this REAX Apex Pro jacket at no-cost for the purpose of this review. Introduction With the exit of spring and the arrival of summer, we are still experiencing widely varying climatic swings although it hasn’t put a big damper on moto-enthusiasts as we move forward into …

Video Review Introduction, and a Thank You Spring 2020 is here and the world has certainly changed quite a bit over the past several weeks. The outbreak of COVID-19 has drastically altered the way people go about their lives all over the globe. Before getting into the review, I want to acknowledge all the vital …

Foreword A big shoutout to Chris at Volt Heat who supplied wBW with the Motorcycle 12V Heated Jacket liner reviewed here, along with the Fusion 12V/7V Dual Source Leather Motorcycle Heated Gloves and Fusion 12V/7V Dual Source Heated Vest already reviewed. I am a warm rider. Introduction While warmer spring weather is at hand, some …

Thank You! Our friend Justin Silverman at Gerbing Heated Clothing supplied me with this vest, battery harness and temperature controller at no charge for this review.  First Impressions In the Spring of 2019, I reviewed the Exotogg thermal vest and experienced first hand how electric dependant heated gear can fail at the most inopportune time. …

Pants, Jackets, Shirts, Helmets, and More Black Friday is upon us and you know what that means right? Big savings on motorcycle gear. I’ll do another article on some additional gear deals, but first I wanted to focus on Revzilla’s offerings. The company has some really good savings available.  Dainese gear is marked down by …

Up to 56 Percent Off The holiday shopping season is officially here. My wife has been out getting all sorts of things for the people in our lives. One thing she has yet to do is buy motorcycle gear for me and the other bikers we’ll be getting gear for. Now might be a good …

Mean-Looking, Ground-Shredding, & Long-Lasting Tires: The Great Debate If you want to lose friends and start arguments on social media the quickest way to do it is to ask: “What tires should I run on my motorcycle?” A close second would be asking about engine oil. The verbal bloodbath that inevitably will follow can cause …

I’m sure it’s no surprise to hear one of my favorite things to do is to see and test new motorcycle products.  I want to give honest and open feedback to the manufacturer and consumer based on my observations and experience. I really love writing for wBW for that reason. Whenever someone tells me they …

First Impressions I’ve been trying to find a way to reliably shoot sharp videos with clear sound while out testing motorcycles since I started writing for wBW a couple of years ago. I haven’t been able to decide which equipment I needed to do it. Last year I gambled on a GoPro Hero 6 thinking …

Introduction The INNOVV C5 Helmet Camera wasn’t unexpected really, in that it is a logical adaptation of the rugged versatile INNOVV C5 Moto-CAM reviewed late 2017 – two of which continue to cope with the ups and downs of adventure-oriented/off-road activities. It does make for a bit of déjà vu though, in that one of …

I recently wrote a review of the Bell SRT Modular helmet that was, in my eyes, pretty standard wBW quality and unremarkable. Originally it had been assigned to one of our other reviewers before being passed to me which again seems unimportant. Looking back now a couple of months later I’m on the verge of …

Introduction One never has enough riding gear, including footwear, of course. As such, one is always on the lookout for the ‘next best pair’. And this, as one would say, brings us to the storyline. My introduction to the REV’IT! line of adventure boots came about through a review of the (then) new Discovery OutDry …