Maybe not what you think of when you hear the words “best” and “motorcycle helmet” in the same sentence, but for 150 bucks, this is, believe it or not, one of the most comfortable helmets we evaluated in 2005.
It’s both DOT and Snell approved; it has an internal fit like an Arai Quantum II; a liner that betrays its low price; and acres of chin room. Sure, it has a couple of faults, but the CL-14 is a good reason why HJC is the #1 helmet company in the U.S.A. (“Burn”).
Another surprise, and again probably not what you think of when pairing the words “best” and “motorcycle jacket”.
But not everyone has $500 or more to spend on motorcycle clothing. This jacket is very serviceable; it’s soft and comfortable; and it goes great with a cheap pair of Tourmaster overpants.
Don’t be intimidated by status brands; you don’t have to spend much to get better protection than a pair of jeans and a windbreaker. Why do I find myself always reaching for this jacket when I have a dozen others to choose from? (Rick)
Expensive as jade, but unlike anything else on the market.
The fabric is the conductor, so there are no bulky wires and no hot spots. Super high quality; feels like a street vest; simple and robust connectors and a nice controller. And by the way, it keeps me beaucoup warm (“Burn”).
I have no idea if these will actually protect my hands better than a pair costing three times as much, but they’re thicker than grits, tougher than iron and THEY STAY ON. ‘Nuff said (Rick and “Burn” agree on this one).
Absolutely the best invention for hauling motorcycles on a flatbed trailer, bar none. I wish there was a U.S. distributor. Combined with the Bike Grab front wheel chock, your trailering worries are over (Staff).