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Joe Rocket Phoenix 5.0 Jacket Review The Joe Rocket Phoenix 5.0 jacket is, as its name implies, the fifth generation of what was once a ground-breaking design. But time has moved on and the Phoenix jacket hasn’t really improved as much as I’d hoped and expected. It still flows a huge amount of air. And …

REV’IT! Athos vs. Oxford Bright Top Reflective Vest Review The Rev’it Athos Air and the Oxford Bright Top Active reflective vests are excellent examples of lightweight comfortable hi-viz garments that won’t impede while greatly enhancing comfort. Both vests are excellent examples of hi-visibility Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The Rev’it Athos Air has higher quality overall …

Teiz Motorsports “Mojave” Mesh Suit The Teiz Motorsports Mojave one-piece mesh motorcycle riding suit is comfortable in warm to hot riding conditions. It is made from 500 denier Cordura and 600 denier mesh with CE-approved armor throughout. It also incorporates a removable thermal and water-proof liner, all at a very competitive price. Teiz Motorsports has just …

Alpinestars Cape Town Air Drystar Jacket The Alpinestars Cape Town Air Drystar jacket is both unique and unusual. It’s a 3/4-length jacket but the outer shell is mostly mesh. A Drystar waterproof membrane removable liner is included. The Cape Town Air is very comfortable, with a correct shape and enough adjustments to custom fit anyone. It also …

Pop ‘n’ Drop With the Helite “Turtle” Airbag Vest The Helite “Turtle” airbag vest is a high-quality protective device designed for motorcycle use. It is the only airbag vest currently made that has been tested to and meets CE approval. The Turtle (also called the Airnest) airbag vest also includes a CE-rated Knox back protector …

AGV Sport “Breeze” is Breezy The AGV Sport Breeze jacket is a refreshingly simple and stylish jacket made from very soft and plush-feeling leather. Large sections of the leather are perforated, which gives the jacket excellent ventilation. All-around comfort and light weight make the Breeze a perfect “no polymer” alternative to textile mesh. The AGV …

Hillside Leather Jacket Review I just got back from a trip to the Grand Canyon that is 2,630 miles round trip from Magnolia, Texas. 2,630 miles in 6 days plus an extra day touring the Grand Canyon park — not bad for a 71 year old guy! The Hillside jacket worked as advertised. I rode in temperatures …

Dainese “Aspide” Jacket Review The Dainese Aspide jacket is new for 2012. It is a lighter-weight motorcycle jacket designed to provide good air flow with decent protection and a lot of style. The Aspide is not a mesh jacket, but the special Cordura fabric provides excellent air flow. Protection includes EC Level 1 shoulder and …

Dainese “Air Frame” Jacket Review The Dainese Air Frame jacket is also new for 2012. The Air Frame is a lighter-weight motorcycle jacket designed to provide excellent air flow with protective features and style. It provides maximum air flow due to the type of open-weave mesh used in the jacket shell. The jacket also includes …

MOTO-D Summer Undersuit Review The MOTO-D summer undersuit is a surprisingly comfortable and very stretchy liner for leathers, textile or other riding gear. It makes climbing into and out of leathers a lot easier and it reduces chafing. Works just as well under a textile street jacket and pants outfit and it’s surprisingly cool and …

Dainese D1 Kevlar Jeans Review The Dainese D1 Kevlar jeans feature a heavyweight blend of denim with Kevlar fibers incorporated into the weave. Additional abrasion protection is provided in the form of “Kevlar Jersey” knitted fabric in the crotch and hips. The D1 Kevlar jeans have a lot of style and the cut is shaded …

Dainese “Druids” Gloves Review The Dainese Druids gloves are a street-sport type that is lightweight and with high levels of protection. Features include a large knuckle protector, carbon fiber sliders over the secondary knuckles and TPU protectors on the outside of the hand. The quality level is high and the Druids gloves come in a variety of …

AGV Sport Laguna Motorcycle Gloves Review The AGV Sport Laguna gloves are the “premier full length sport-racing glove” in the AGV Sport lineup. These sport or sport-touring gloves are made from soft, mid-weight leather and they have an array of protective features. Their main claim to fame is the large amount of perforated leather surface area between …

Spark Camelot Windproof Vest More outstanding Spark quality in a wind-blocking, moisture-wicking vest to match the Camelot shirt. It works for summer or winter, as a wind barrier for mesh jackets or to improve wind-blocking in cold weather. Where to Buy Spark Motorcycle Windproof Underwear Also Shop for: Motorcycle Jackets, Motorcycle Gloves, Motorcycle Boots, Motorcycle Pants Background We have …

Second Take on the BMG Adventure Jacket The British Motorcycle Gear BMG Adventure II jacket is a recent update to the original BMG Adventure jacket (review). The updates include the deletion of the removable sleeves (some originals with removable sleeves are still available). Also included in the Adventure II jacket is the use of new DuPont 2120D Cordura …

Clover Tekno Jacket Review The Clover Tekno jacket is the world’s first motorcycle jacket with detachable layers that is certified to the CE EN-13595 series Level 2 standard. The series includes three of the most important tests for motorcycle clothing: EN 13595-2 impact abrasion resistance; EN 13595-3 for burst strength and EN 13595-4 for impact …

Joe Rocket Reactor 2.0 Jacket Review A hot weather jacket that is a happy medium between keeping you cool and keeping you protected. Beating the heat. When the temps go up people tend wear clothes that cover less of their skin. This of course allows more air to flow over the skin, which then helps …

Tourmaster Transition Series 3 Jacket Review The Tourmaster Transition Series 3 jacket formula has been proven with continuous upgrades over a decade or more. It’s a do-it-all, quality garment that’s loaded with features and the price is very reasonable. If your budget demands buying one jacket that will meet multiple requirements, this is it. The …

Joe Rocket Highside 2.0 Motorcycle Gloves Review A lightweight gauntlet street glove for everyday use.Sequels are often done to extend the life of a good premise and hopefully even improve upon the original. Motorcycles are great examples of when new versions are often improvements on the previous one. Just when one thinks “They got it just right …

VQuattro Motorcycle Gloves Introduction Introduction to VQuattro VQuattro is a new company, based in France, with an extensive line of motorcycle, scooter and street gloves and boots. The company was started by a group of people experienced in the glove industry through their work for other glove manufacturers. To paraphrase the marketing information in the …

Akito Desert Pants The Akito Desert pants pair with the Akito Desert jacket (review) and they can be attached with a waist zipper. The pants have the same basic quality of construction and stitching as the jacket, with the same issues. See Part I: Akito Desert Jacket Review Please refer to Part I of this two-part review, which describes the …

VQuattro “Squadra” Heated Motorcycle Gloves Review The VQuattro Squadra gloves are the company’s top-of-the-line offering for 2012. The Squadra gloves incorporate all of the excellent features found in the VQuattro Lazio gloves (review), plus a very unobtrusive battery-operated heating system. The price is actually not out of line with other battery or wired heated motorcycle gloves. But you …

Teknic Freestyle, Sprint and Supervent Pro February 18, 2012 – A lot of time has passed since we last reviewed any Teknic gear — too much time. There’s no reason for this — it’s just an oversight. The brand sort of disappeared off our radar for some reason, even though the company can always be …

February 17, 2012 – (Note: I’ll have more on the 2012 Tourmaster line coming soon but here’s a quick “teaser” look for now). I’ll admit: I have a soft spot for Tourmaster clothing. This is probably because of a pair of Tourmaster overpants (review) that were my first “serious” motorcycle apparel item. Believe it or not, I …

Akito “Desert” Pants Review The Akito Desert pants pair with the Akito Desert jacket (review) and they can be attached with a waist zipper. The pants have the same basic quality of construction and stitching as the jacket, with the same issues. See Part I: Akito Desert Jacket Review Please refer to Part I of this two-part review, which describes …

Akito “Desert” Jacket Review The Akito Desert jacket and pants are priced to sell, no doubt about it. But while it may seem like there’s a lot here for the money, we have some serious reservations about the quality of the stitching, materials and construction. So is it possible to spend less on an entire …

SaFRace SR-128 Motorcycle Gloves Review The new SāFRāce SR-182 motorcycle gloves have several interesting and unique protective features. They look rugged, they feel tough and they’re actually pretty comfortable. The word “SāFRāce” was designed as a catchy marketing phrase for the glove brand. I had to search through the Unicode character map to find the “ā” HTML code (ā) for …

Richa Spirit Police Jacket February 19, 2012 – The Richa Spirit jacket (review) was formally introduced at the 2012 Dealer Expo by Vega Helmets, the importer and distributor, and Richa Clothing. Richa is a European (Belgium) manufacturer who has been making motorcycle gloves and clothing for more than 125 years. That’s a long time in anyone’s book! …

VQuattro “Lazio” Motorcycle Gloves Review The VQuattro Lazio gloves are made from high-quality, very soft goat leather. Also included is Primaloft insulation and a waterproof breathable liner insert. The overall styling, construction and fit is second to none, making the Lazio gloves among the nicest and warmest non-heated gloves we’ve ever reviewed. Please read the VQuattro gloves …

VQuattro “Venture” Motorcycle Gloves Review The VQuattro Venture gloves are a combination textile and goat leather, designed for predominantly wet-weather use. They are non-heated and contain the Primaloft insulation and the waterproof and breathable membrane found in the other VQuattro gloves. The Venture gloves also have an Outlast phase-change liner, which adapts to the rider’s body …

Richa Spirit C_Change Jacket Review Richa is popular brand of motorcycle clothing in Europe and Richa clothing is now available in the U.S.A., imported and distributed by the Vega Helmet Corporation. The Richa Spirit C-Change jacket and pants are the company’s flagship outfit and the first of the Richa products delivered to the U.S. The jacket and …

Richa Spirit C_Change Pants Review The Richa Spirit pants are a natural for pairing with the Spirit jacket. The pants also include the special Schoeller “c_change” climate adaptive membrane bonded to the Dynatec shell. The Spirit pants are fully waterproof at the outer boundary layer and they do not require an inner waterproof liner. The …

Richa Spirit Jacket   Summary Richa is popular brand of motorcycle clothing in Europe and Richa clothing is now available in the U.S.A., imported and distributed by the Vega Helmet Corporation The Richa Spirit C-Change jacket and pants are the company’s flagship outfit and the first of the Richa products delivered to the U.S. The …

Teiz Navigator Outfit Review The Teiz Motorsports Navigator two-piece outfit is a delight to wear. It is comfortable with ample venting and insulation and it is made with quality components and obviously some thought about a motorcycle rider’s needs. I think Teiz Motorsports has put together an excellent product at a competitive price point. At …

Firstgear Kathmandu Gloves Review Let’s just put it this way: the Firstgear Kathmandu gloves did not live up to my expectations. As I mentioned in Part 1 of this 2011 Winter Glove Review series, the Firstgear Kathmandu gloves and the Spidi T-Winter gloves (review) were specifically chosen for a couple of reasons. Spidi products are under-represented in …

REV’IT! 2012 Spring and Summer Clothing It’s hard to believe another year has rocketed by and it’s now time to announce the REV’IT! Spring 2012 clothing lineup. I was introduced to the new lineup during a visit to the REV’IT! USA headquarters in New York back in October. I took some photographs there and in …

Spidi T-Winter Gloves Review The Spidi T-Winter gloves are waterproof and insulated and designed for cold weather use. However, the insulation is relatively light, which means they are effective only down to about 40 degrees F. Also, the gauntlets are very narrow, making it difficult to fit the gloves over an insulated sleeve cuff. Bottom line? The …

Spark Clothing November 12, 2011 – We haven’t heard much from Lazer Helmets in a while and since they were displaying at EICMA, I decided to stop by. webBikeWorld readers may remember the Lazer Superskin helmet reviewed on webBikeWorld a few years ago and, coincidentally, one of the very first product reviews ever published on webBikeWorld was …

Held Air Stream Gloves Review A rider with equipment that is comfortable, reliable and confidence-inspiring has an edge — an edge that we all need to maintain. The Held Air Stream gloves are all of the above and more. Having survived severe temperature changes, lots of moisture and sustained use on multiple motorcycles of all types, these …

Bilt Trackstar Leather Pants Review A very good pair of leather sport pants for the price point. Let me state first that I’ve never considered myself a leather pants kind of guy. Certainly leather is a great material for motorcycle apparel and I have always owned a leather motorcycle jacket, gloves and boots, but pants …