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Roadgear MultiTasker Briefcase Commuting to work or school on a motorcycle or scooter sounds like a lot of fun, but reality often leavens the thrill. There aren’t many places with a perfect dry and sunny climate that encourages carefree two-wheel commuting. Most of us have to consider things like the type of outerwear that will …

Roadgear Jumper Cable Review The Roadgear Deluxe Jumper Cables are sized to work with petite motorcycle batteries and their Lilliputian terminals. If there’s one thing that defines life in the 21st Century, it’s the number of choices we have and the decisions to be made. That goes double for motorcycle gear. Take something as simple …

Roadgear “Cheetah” Motorcycle Gloves The Roadgear Cheetah gloves are for sport riding. These are leather gloves that offer a good combination of protection and comfort. The Cheetah gloves are well suited to the aggressive street rider as well as the touring rider who wants better protection than many touring-specific gloves provide. Roadgear gloves are no …

Is Comfy and Cheap Enough for Success? webBikeWorld published a review of the men’s version of the Roadgear H2O Tec gloves (review) way back in 2008. In that review, Burn described them as a “basic leather glove that’s roomy and comfortable” but not truly waterproof. We decided it was time for an update with the women’s version …

Roadgear H2O Maxx Motorcycle Gloves Lightweight and waterproof three-season gloves are comfortable and easy to wear. They provide more warmth than expected even in colder temperatures and they passed the webBikeWorld “Bucket Test”. Most four-season riders own at least two pair of motorcycle gloves; one pair for summer and one for winter. Gloves are relatively inexpensive, compared …

Roadgear Sport Touring Tool Pouch As regular webBikeWorld readers know, I’m a tool fanatic, so any item or product that has to do with tools has my immediate attention. This definitely includes tool boxes, tool “rolls” or anything else related to storing or displaying my tools. In fact, I’m always searching for the “perfect” toolbox …

A Pull-Over Bib Vest With LEDs The Roadgear LED lightweight mesh vest includes separate front and rear LED flexible light tubes. These can provide good visibility in the dark, but not without some issues in execution and construction. I think the visibility thing is catching on with motorcyclists, or at least I’d like to think …

Roadgear Bungee-in-a-Bag Reversible bag with an attached bungee cord net inside keeps everything nice and tidy. A bungee cord is a pretty amazing device when used correctly.  Some motorcyclists swear by them; others swear at them, but just about everyone carries a couple of them “just in case”. Bungee cords are right up there with …

Roadgear H20-Tec Waterproof Motorcycle Gloves Roomy summer/fall touring glove for riders who are uncomfortable with large swatches of carbon fiber and padding. Roadgear makes a ton of motorcycle gear, including a large selection of gloves. The Roadgear H2O Maxx leather mesh gloves (review), the Roadgear Multi-Season Adaptive Tec gloves (review) and their “Boss” winter waterproof gloves …

Roadgear “Commuter Max” Motorcycle Backpack There are pros and cons to using a motorcycle backpack. But one thing’s for sure: if you need a backpack bigger than this Roadgear “Commuter Max” version, buy a trailer! The recent upswing in fuel prices has created somewhat of a boom in motorcycle commuting. There are also many new …

Roadgear Carbon Maxx Summer Vented Motorcycle Gloves A summer vented glove that actually offers some protection. Unique hybrid gauntlet is long on one side and short on the other to help maximize air flow, but the tradeoff is it can interfere with some jacket cuffs. Roadgear has done it again — they sure seem to …

Roadgear Coconut Socks Review Nice socks for wearing under motorcycle boots. But I’m not sure if they perform any better than cotton socks. Also, the fabric pilled after just one or two wearings. We’ve seen many interesting products come and go over the years, but coconut socks have to be about as far out there …

Roadgear Adaptive Tec Outlast Gloves The Roadgear Adaptive Tec gloves are comfortable, with quality construction. The Outlast lining works as advertised, making these a good all-around glove for mild climates with a temperature range of approximately 45 to 85 degrees F. The new Roadgear Multi-Season Adaptive Tec gloves are a sort of “Lite” version of …

Roadgear Magnetic Tank Map Holder Review A thought occurred to me that I could probably draw a graph comparing the increased use of non-metallic motorcycle fuel tanks with the decreased availability of magnetic tank bags. The graph would look like a big “X”, with the non-metal fuel tank curve going way up and the use …

Roadgear TDF Motorcycle Boots Our new fascination with less-than-full-height motorcycle boots has led us to the Roadgear TDF, a relatively new product in the Roadgear lineup. I’m not sure that “short” is the best way to describe this type of motorcycle boot, but “height inhibited”, “ankle height” or “less than full height” don’t cut it, …

Roadgear Tierra del Fuego Pants We’re very lucky indeed to have a huge selection of motorcycle jackets, pants, helmets, gloves and other gear lying in wait for the next webBikeWorld review. But even with all of the various combinations of jackets and pants to choose from, I still seem to gravitate towards one or two …

Roadgear’s Touring Jacket The onset of winter has rekindled my interest in 3/4 length motorcycle jackets. Besides their good looks, they provide the right amount of coverage for cool weather. And when they’re designed correctly, a garment of this length is probably about as close as one can get to that mythical “all season” motorcycle …

Outlast Adaptive Technology for Motorcycle Warmth The Roadgear Adaptive-Tech vest and jacket are soft, comfortable and stylish. They can be worn as liners for motorcycle jackets or off the bike for street wear. Outlast “phase change” material is relatively new to the world of motorcycling. But, our sport provides an ideal environment to evaluate the …

Roadgear XKJ Motorcycle Boots Review Comfortable boots with relatively thin liner made from Outlast phase-change material, designed to keep cool in summer and warm in winter. Claimed 100% waterproof. Breathable Aerotex liner. Several good safety features. Sticky soles help provide traction. Race-inspired motorcycle boot styles with their bold graphics and plastic creaky bits of exoskeleton …

A Motorcycle Helmet Storage Bag OK, so you bought that $800.00 Schuberth S1 motorcycle helmet (review). Now where are you going to store it? You certainly can’t stuff a helmet like that in a greasy cabinet in the corner of the garage. That would be like parking a Rolls Royce in a carport! What to do? …

Storage For Your Face Shield Soft fleece bag to protect a spare motorcycle helmet face shield. Soft flannel, made in the U.S.A., fits just about any full-face motorcycle face shield. It has the Roadgear logo inscribed on a backing of 3M Scotchlite retro-reflective material, a nice touch. Makes a great holiday gift! Got a spare …

Roadgear “Boss” Gloves Review I’ve found my new favorite winter motorcycle gloves! The Roadgear Boss gloves are warm, comfortable, waterproof and windproof. They have a generously-sized gauntlet with a secondary wrist closure for security. An old pair of Belstaff winter motorcycle gloves had been my favorite for many years. They were very comfortable and they …

Insulated Pants Match Any Jacket The Roadgear Euro-Tec pants are comfortable, warm and waterproof. They’re also breathable. The lightweight padding is the compromise for comfort. You can’t beat a nice pair of textile overpants. Throw ’em on over your street clothes for your ride to work or down to the local hardware store. Granted, some …

Roadgear Luggage Review The Roadgear tank bag, tail bag set is soft motorcycle luggage that works well for sportbikes. The smaller capacity tank bag and tail bag are very easy to mount and remove from the motorcycle. Simple design means that they’re easier to use. But, they are not waterproof. Roadgear provides a 10-year warranty. …

Soft, Comfy, Warm and Protective The Roadgear XCaliber jacket is very comfortable, including the collar lining. It has the new Schoeller Keprotec retro-reflective reinforcement material. It also includes plenty of features and pockets. CE-approved protectors are included. It also has a warm lining that seems to breathe better than other jackets. It’s also available in …

Roadgear “Hi-Tec” Digital Tire Pressure Gauge The last thing you should be wondering about when you’re leaned over in a fast corner is whether or not the tires are inflated properly. It happens to me on occasion — out of nowhere, all of a sudden I catch myself wondering why the tires aren’t simply sliding …