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Updated Pilot Mesh Over Pants for Hot Weather Provide Great Value for the Money It was just about three years ago when we reviewed the original version of the Pilot Omni Air Over Pants. The Omni Air Over Pants V2 have a few updates from the originals, with a small $15.00 price increase. I’ll point out the …

Pilot Trans Urban Version 2 Brings Continues a Winning Formula of Loads of Value for a Very Reasonable Price The original version of the Pilot Trans Urban jacket we reviewed in 2013 was a wBW Product of the Year award winner. Version 2 has now arrived and like the original, it brings a lot of value for …

Can The Pilot Waterproof Over Pants Deliver In The Crowded Sub-$200 Category? We Try Them & Find Out. The Pilot Dura pants are basic motorcycle riding pants that function well. But they’re probably not equivalent to the Pilot Trans Urban V2 jacket (review) from a value perspective. Pilot has upgraded the knee protectors in the Dura pants …

Pilot Motosport Made A $100.00 Helmet. So, How Good Can A 100-buck Helmet Be? Let’s find out… “You can’t get something for nothing.” It’s a tired saying but one that is hard to argue with. However, it can be surprising how much you can get for seemingly little. Over the years we have reviewed helmets from a …

Inexpensive Winter Gloves From Pilot The Pilot Obsidian gloves have just about every feature you need for winter, all at a great price. Materials used include about 40% soft leather and 60% textile. There’s a big carbon fiber main knuckle protector and a secure wrist strap. Touch-sensitive overlays are included for working that smartphone. The …

Mix-and-Match Mesh Jacket and High-Viz Vest Like the Pilot Visto Air high-visibility jacket I reviewedrecently, the even simpler Pilot Slate Air jacket works as advertised. It is a comfortable and well-made mesh-based high-air-flow garment and costs just $99.99. Large sections of “Pilotex” micro-mesh fabric provide the ventilation. Strong and durable sections of 600 denier textile with …

A High-Viz Mesh Jacket Value The Pilot Visto Hi-Viz Jacket is a near clone of the Pilot Direct Air jacket we reviewed in June 2014, but with one significant difference: the visibility factor. Instead of the strategically placed hi-viz insert panels used on the Direct Air, the Visto jacket is (almost) completely made up of high-visibility textile and …

Mesh Over Pants for Hot Weather Riding The Pilot Omni over-pants are available in the Omni Air mesh version described in this review or as a solid textile version. Both are designed as over-pants, so they can be worn alone or over jeans or other street pants. The Omni Air mesh over-pants have a thick-feeling …

Pilot Direct Air Hybrid Mesh Jacket The Pilot Direct Air jacket is good-looking, nicely made and comes in a variety of color combinations. It’s a hybrid mesh/textile jacket, with large sections of “Pilotex” mesh for ventilation with textile on the abrasion points. Included is a removable waterproof liner and CE-rated protectors in the shoulders and elbows. The …

Pilot “Trans.Urban” Jacket The Pilot Trans-Urban jacket is comfortable and it feels rugged and reliable. The jacket shell is a combination of 600 denier “Pilotex” textile with 1680 denier overlays on the shoulders and elbows. It is also water-resistant; water did not leak through in our testing. The shell also feature an attached Reissa breathable waterproof liner …

Pilot Trans.Urban Jacket Preview October 17, 2013 – Pilot USA is a relatively unknown custom manufacturer of motorcycle apparel. Pilot makes custom leather suits for AMA motorcycle racers and others and the company also makes the apparel for Suzuki, Honda and others. Chances are you’ve seen Pilot motorcycle clothing, but just didn’t know it! That …

Version 3 of the “Direct Air Hybrid Mesh” Jacket Combines Mesh with Solid Textiles for a Very Sturdy “full shell” Jacket The Direct Air Jacket V3 combines free-flowing mesh material with solid textiles in the impact zones. This makes the jacket feel a bit more sturdy than other “full shell” mesh jackets. But it does so …