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Women’s Joe Rocket Lotus Textile Jacket As I pulled this jacket out of the box, I have to admit, my expectations were not high. I had just reviewed the trendy Cortech LNX Leopard print leather jacket and I did not think that the Lotus jacket could measure up. Boy, was I surprised! This jacket looks just as …

SHIFT Dyer Jacket and Havoc Pants The best of both worlds?  The leather should provide good abrasion protection and the textile provides good air flow.  Comfort and good looks at a reasonable price. Believe it or not, there’s an urban legend — maybe one of the first? — that’s over 100 years old and still …

Olympia 4150 Gore-Tex All-Season Gloves Extremely comfortable, flexible, warm, lightweight and strong. Supple, with the feel of quality leather, soft cushioning insulation for warmth and waterproof even under prolonged wet conditions. Recommended for use over the 4C/39F to 25C/77F range (Spring, Fall and Winter, depending on riding location). These gloves, when used with hand-guards and/or electrical hand-warmers …

High Quality Protective Gloves High-quality race gloves with all the right features but at an astoundingly low price. Veloce has been developing a line of motorcycle clothing, and when they sent this pair of “Legionnaire” gloves a few weeks ago their website wasn’t even up and running. They never mentioned pricing, and I had no …

Tactical Gloves Interesting gloves not designed for motorcycling.  There are probably more appropriate motorcycle gloves out there for about the same price. We receive many emailed suggestions for new products to review; some are good leads while others are put in the “Someday Maybe” pile. But four or five random emails in a short amount …

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 …

SHIFT “Lowdown” Jeans Review Very comfortable; slightly heavier than normal denim; stylish and with Kevlar lining. Also include stretch panels at the crotch and rear waist. SHIFT is another relatively new motorcycle clothing brand attempting to establish itself in the U.S. I’m not sure if the gear is actually made by Shift; I could be …

Velocity Gear SS Metalwear Gloves Review Way more comfortable than you’d think, stainless steel riveted protection, high quality construction topped off with looks that make Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert jealous. These are better than the similar-looking originals once offered by another company and are 30% cheaper. They’re Baaaaaack! The Borg never gave up, and neither do these. …

Velocity Gear “Juggernaut” Protective Shirt It was just about one year ago today that we reviewed the original Velocity Gear “Velocity Armor” shirt (review). That was a follow-up on a tip from a webBikeWorld visitor. We’ve been surprised at the response to our motorcycle armor reviews, which have generated considerable interest. This is a good thing, …

The Latest Joe Rocket Phoenix Outfit for Summer The Joe Rocket Phoenix mesh outfit is reasonably priced. The jacket fits well and it flows a lot of air. It is also an improvement over the original Joe Rocket Phoenix jacket. But the fit of the pants is a problem and they’re not as well ventilated. …

Buttery French Leather From Furygan The Furygan “Fighter” is a high-quality leather jacket with a wonderful hand. It’s also instantly comfortable. Just be sure to confirm your correct size before purchasing. It’s good to see Furygan gear finally sold in the U.S.A.! Hmmmm…I know I’ve seen this jacket before — but where? Then it hit me — Ago! Yep, …

Reasonably Priced 3/4-Length Jacket It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the more mature Firstgear Kilimanjaro or Denali jackets. But the Firstgear Jaunt jacket is a good choice for many reasons. That includes climates where sudden weather change is the norm, or for three to four season riding. The Firstgear Jaunt jacket is …

BMG Zodiac Jacket Lightweight jacket with chameleon styling works with anything from cruisers to Adventure Tourers. Includes six zippered vents, nice array of armor and a comfy but stylish fit. I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical when British Motorcycle Gear suggested the Zodiac jacket as a warm weather alternative to mesh. After all, mesh jackets have become …

Expensive as far as jeans go, but if they live up to their claims — a bargain. Are any jeans worth $399 a pair? Only you can decide, but for me it’s cheap insurance. This reviewer caught the motorcycle bug again — 15 long years since selling his last bike, a 1989 Honda CBR 600. …

Joe Rocket Phoenix 3.0 Motorcycle Gloves We counted 18 different pairs of Joe Rocket motorcycle gloves available for sale in their 2007 catalog. The list includes everything from full race gloves (Speedmaster 6.0) to Supermoto gloves and everything in between. Joe Rocket has settled on a few different branded clothing lines. These include the “Speedmaster”, …

Alpinestars Sledge Motorcycle Gloves Not the favorite pair in this comparison The Alpinestars Sledge Street Sport Riding Gloves are one of many different styles of motorcycle gloves offered by Alpinestars. The “Sledge” model is new for 2007; apparently, it’s so new, it hasn’t even shown up on their website as this article was published. The …

Joe Rocket Atomic 2.0 Motorcycle Gloves It’s interesting to note that the list price of the Joe Rocket Atomic 2.0 gloves is $10.00 less than the Joe Rocket Phoenix 3.0 gloves. We’re not sure where the Atomic line fits in the Joe Rocket line, but you’d think that for 10 bucks less you’d get less leather …

REV’IT! Monster Motorcycle Gloves The REV’IT! Solar mesh gloves are a summer favorite around here, with just the right combination of air flow and comfort. The Solar gloves were revised last year to incorporate goatskin, giving them a broken-in feel right out of the box. REV’IT! has developed a huge selection of clothing over the years. Their …

Becka Coolwear Motorcycle Underwear Review Thicker fabric than most polyester-only wicking under garments. Definitely transfers moisture away from the rider’s body. This helps to make leathers or textile garments more comfortable to wear in hot weather. It seems counterintuitive to wear a full-length “Long John” under garment in the summer to keep cool. I can …

REV’IT! Infinity One-Piece Suit REV’IT! Infinity Suit Announced for U.S. Market The folks at REV’IT! are always hard at work, updating and releasing new products about as fast as anyone in the industry.  They usually have some interesting new motorcycle clothing announcements at the Indy show and this year was no exception. You really need …

REV’IT! Off Track Jacket and Dakar Pants I think we can safely credit BMW with popularizing the Adventure Touring or Enduro styling movement way back in 1980. I’m not saying that BMW started the fad; in fact, this type of motorcycle, which is a sort of two-wheel equivalent of an SUV, has one of the oldest legacies …

Teknic Road Iron Motorcycle Gloves The Teknic Road Iron Gloves (also known as the Teknic “Iron Road” Gloves) are an interesting entry for 2007 in the summer glove market. While Teknic markets the gloves in their “Cruiser Highway” collection for 2007, this glove is sure to be popular with more than just the bad-ass Big Twin …

M2R Made2Race Rally Cross EVO Motorcycle Jacket The M2R Rally Cross EVO is a very comfortable jacket with some interesting features including built-in pockets for a water bladder; removable arms and a 3-way front zipper arrangement that effectively blocks cold air. Slowly but surely, “Enduro” styled Adventure Touring gear is catching on. This parallels the …

Olympia Phantom One-Piece Suit Review The Phantom is a comfortable one-piece suit with removable one-piece, full-length insulating liner.  It’s claimed to be waterproof and it’s loaded with features at a price that begs the question “How’d they do that?”. It’s funny how price affects the perception of quality.  Spend $500 on a helmet and you’re …

BMG Pioneer Pants Robust all-around motorcycle pants with removable insulating liner. Slightly higher than normal waist provides good lower back coverage. Perfect match for the Challenger jacket we reviewed just a couple of weeks ago. The “classic” Belstaff motorcycle clothing line has been sold and distributed in the U.S.A. by British Motorcycle Gear for several years. …

Racer Supply RSC2 Gloves Review Visitors send us many different suggestions for products to review. Some of the ideas work out pretty well, while others are a flop. The time it takes to order the product, run the evaluation, write the article and get it published can vary from days to weeks, depending on the schedule, and …

A REV’IT! Aerostich Competitor? Ultra-tech materials and state-of-the-art construction techniques make the REV’IT! Infinity the suit of the future, here today. Suppose you were asked to take a clean sheet of paper — or more likely to fire up your CAD software — and design the “ultimate” motorcycle garment with no constraints? I’d start with …

BMG Challenger Jacket I’ll admit it: I’m a Belstaff fan and have been for a number of years. Belstaff was the “It” brand back in the day…I’m talking about the way, way back, when engineer boots, jeans and a thrift store leather jacket were all we had. Yep — add a pair of leather garden gloves and …

Teknic Speedstar Gloves Review Teknic Speedstar gloves offer what is probably the latest and greatest thinking for motorcycle race gloves. They fit my slim fingers and although they’re snug, they are comfortable because of the extra care taken on the lining and internal stitching. We’ve always been impressed with Teknic motorcycle clothing and accessories and we even …

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 …

Forcefield Armor and Protectors Many of you are still responding to the series of motorcycle armor review articles we’ve published over the last year or so. Although we knew it all along, this just proves that webBikeWorld visitors are extremely knowledgeable — and concerned — about safety. This pleases us to no end, because we’ve …

Warmthru Fingerheaters Battery Heated Gloves My safe prediction is that within the next year or two, motorcyclists will be freed from their wired heated vests, pants, gloves and who knows what else. Time — and technology — marches on, and as new generations of batteries get smaller, lighter and more powerful, the day will soon come …

Battery Heated Vests for Motorcycling? Our review of the revolutionary Jett battery heated vest has generated more interest than just about any product that we’ve reviewed in quite some time. Many visitors have asked about other battery heated vests and we tried three different types. We reported our initial thoughts in the Jett Battery Heated Vest …

Excellent Cold Weather Jacket and Pants Outfit It was exactly two years ago today that we took delivery of the unique clone Jacket and Pants for evaluation. At that time, we came away very impressed with Teknic’s “out of the box” thinking and the multiple features that made the outfit a real standout. The uniqueness …

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 …

Hurt Schizo Gloves Review I’m still trying to wrap my mind around spending 300 C’s for a pair of motorcycle gloves. The numbers keep ticking off in my head and I can’t keep from thinking about what else I could buy for that much cash. My mind rolls over and over, trying to conjure up something — …

Jett Battery Heated Vest Review   Summary Finally — nice warm heat without wires! Introduction This must be the Year of the Heated Vest! And just in time, because the frost is on the pumpkin, as they say, here in the Mid-Atlantic U.S.A. (translation: it’s October and it’s starting to get cold!). The EXO2 StormRider heated …

Jett Battery Heated Vest for Motorcycling Finally — nice warm heat without wires! This must be the Year of the Heated Vest! And just in time, because the frost is on the pumpkin, as they say, here in the Mid-Atlantic U.S.A. (translation: it’s October and it’s starting to get cold!). The EXO2 StormRider heated vest (review) remains …

A Cooling Neck Wrap for Summer I’ve either been accelerated through time in a wormhole or the fall weather has bulldozed its way in much quicker than I expected. Or, all of the above. Because it seems like yesterday I was riding in mesh clothing and today I’m freezing my buns off. The beautiful fall …

REV’IT! “Scoop” Windproof Vest Review Stylish comfort that works to block the wind. It provides about an extra 10 degrees Fahrenheit worth of protection when riding an unfaired bike in winter. The weather has quickly turned nasty this year. It changed from our typical hot and humid summers to a cold and damp fall seemingly …