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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 …

Speed & Strength “Rage With the Machine” Gloves This is a webBikeWorld Owner Report by J.L.B. on the Speed and Strength “Rage With the Machine” motorcycle gloves.Speed & Strength seems to be everywhere these days with a wide range of reasonably priced motorcycle clothing and helmets. The Rage with the Machine gloves are third from the …

Rukka “AirMan” Jacket Review The Rukka AirMan jacket is an update of the Rukka Airway jacket, reviewed exactly one year ago on webBikeWorld. The Airway was a short length jacket but the AirMan is now a longer adventure-touring design. There’s really no comparison between the two however, because the AirMan has many new features and a completely …

M-Tech T-Sport Leather Jacket The M-Tech T-Sport leather jacket is a modern take on the classic leather motorcycle jacket. It has a few hidden technology updates, including the water and stain repelling “Mastrotech” leather treatment. The other modern addition is the “Refraction” technology, which reduces UV light absorption and is claimed to reduce the temperatures of …

AGV Sport “Mercury” Motorcycle Gloves Review The AGV Sport Mercury gloves are a lightweight summer choice with barely-there protection. But, but…at a nearly giveaway price and with probably the best reflectivity you’ll ever find on any pair of motorcycle gloves…and a pretty darn nice main knuckle protector, well, why not? If they had more finger …

M-Tech Adventure Jacket The M-Tech Adventure is the company’s top-of-the-line 3/4-length textile jacket. The Adventure jacket has been popular with motorcyclists around the world and it’s now available in the U.S.A. It’s claimed fully waterproof and it has proven itself in our harsh winter and spring weather. The tough-feeling 500 denier Cordura outer shell is also treated with …

One-Piece Suit for Surviving The Joe Rocket Survivor Suit is an inexpensive way to get into a one-piece textile suit that is versatile enough for year-round use (depending on your local weather extremes). It also has a more “sporty” look than most other textile suits. I have wanted a one-piece textile suit for several years. …

Dainese Teren D-Dry Pants Review As you might expect, the Dainese Teren pants are the perfect match for the Dainese Teren jacket (review). But the Teren pants would also make an excellent choice for all-weather wearing with other types and brands (Shhh — don’t tell Dainese!) of jackets. The pants have the same “heavy duty” Cordura …

Dainese Teren D-Dry Jacket Review In a world where there is very little differentiation in 3/4-length motorcycle jackets, the Dainese Teren is a standout. This adventure-touring flavored design feels as rugged as they come and it includes a host of unique and cleverly designed features. Speaking of unique, Dainese has also designed a simple but …

Tucano Urbano “Urbis” 4th Generation Jacket The Tucano Urbano Urbis looks like a plain black jacket, right? But like most of the other Tucano Urbano products, behind that exterior many clever and unique features are hidden. The Urbis jacket is also stylish in a subtle way and that is a recipe for success. And the …

Tucano Urbano “Dora” Women’s Motorcycle Jacket Tucano Urbano must be almost unique in that they make just as many jackets for women as for men. Sometimes they’re even complementary versions of the same design. Example: the Tucano Urbano “Mod” and “Modette” parkas of their wonderfully named “Mork” and “Mindy” quilted jackets. When selecting items for …

REV’IT! Oceanus GTX Gloves Review The Rev’it Oceanus GTX gloves are new for the fall and winter of 2013 and 2014. The “GTX” label signifies the Gore-Tex guaranteed waterproof and breathable membrane liner, and the Oceanus GTX gloves definitively passed the webBikeWorld “Bucket Test”. The glove exterior is entirely made from goat leather, which is …

Tucano Urbano “Seppia Invernale” Gloves Review The Tucano Urbano Seppia Invernale gloves are comfortable, warm and good-looking.They’re kind of a “stealth” winter motorcycle glove because it’s not easy to tell that there’s a big, hard main knuckle protector under the corduroy-look exterior. The finger knuckles have small hard protectors also. The gloves are completely waterproof, having …

Racer “Advance” Gore-Tex Gloves Review Like other winter gloves being reviewed in this series, the Racer Advance Gore-Tex “2-in-1” gloves are very comfortable when properly sized. They’re also very warm and quite unassuming in appearance, less the numerous branding markings. Setting them apart from many gloves though is the clearly labeled and highly valued Gore-Tex …

Racer “Race Carbon” Gloves Review The Racer Race Carbon gloves sacrifice some insulation and the Gore-Tex liner to both the Racer Advance gloves (review) and Racer Elevate gloves (review). Nevertheless, the Racer Race Carbon gloves have become my favourite. They are lightweight but solid, flexible but supporting, pliable but protective and they sure do provide lots of grip, wet …

Racer “Elevate” Gore-Tex Gloves Review The Racer Elevate gloves aren’t much like the other two Racer models evaluated — the Racer Advance gloves (review) and the Racer Race Carbon gloves (review). That is somewhat of a disappointment, although in retrospect, first impressions did count. We also had our doubts about how they would fare once exposed to the wBW “Bucket …

2013 REV’IT! Spring and Summer Clothing   Summary REV’IT! has several new and interesting products for 2013. This includes a modular system for owners to add options like a reflective vest, cooling vest or a new back protector system to REV’IT! jackets. REV’IT! has also introduced a brand-new type of motorcycle glove main knuckle protector …

REV’IT! 2013 Spring and Summer Clothing Preview REV’IT! has several new and interesting products for 2013. This includes a modular system for owners to add options like a reflective vest, cooling vest or a new back protector system to REV’IT! jackets. REV’IT! has also introduced a brand-new type of motorcycle glove main knuckle protector that …

REV’IT! Poseidon Gore-Tex Jacket The REV’IT! Poseidon GTX jacket and pants are the company’s top-of-the-line product for the winter of 2013-2014. The Poseidon GTX combines the best features of theREV’IT! Everest GTX jacket (review) and the popularREV’IT! Defender GTX (review). The Everest GTX has been discontinued, but the Defender GTX outfit will remain in the REV’IT! lineup. The …

Poseidon Gore-Tex Pants to Match the Jacket The new REV’IT! Poseidon GTX pants match thePoseidon GTX jacket (review). The pants feature the same Gore-Tex Pro waterproof construction that is “Guaranteed to Keep You Dry”. The updated REV’IT! VCS Aquadefence vents are also featured on the pants. That includes the FidLock magnetic snap system, which makes …

Rokker “Original Rokker” Jeans Review The Rokker Original (actually, it’s Original Rokker) jeans are very comfortable and they’re also probably the best fitting motorcycle protective jeans I’ve tried to date. You’d never know there’s a full-length Schoeller Dynatec (.pdf info sheet) lining underneath because the outer stitching is nearly identical to street jeans. The Dynatec lining is …

Volt “Titan” Battery Heated Gloves Review The Volt Titan 7 Men’s 7v Leather Heated Gloves are comfortable, waterproof and warm. They’re not specifically designed as motorcycle gloves, but other than the absence of hard protectors, you’d never know it. The gloves are slightly bulky, but that is the case with most winter motorcycle gloves. Each Titan glove uses …

Mobile Warming LTD Max Battery Heated Gloves The Mobile Warming LTD Max heated gloves are comfortable and have a thinner profile than the Volt Titan gloves reviewed in Part 1 of this series. The thinner profile provided by the Exkin Air insulation has a downside, however. The Mobile Warming gloves registered the same 150° F as the …

The Mid-Range Adventure-Touring Jacket The REV’IT! Sand II jacket is an update to the originalREV’IT! Sand jacket (review). And the original Sand jacket was their best-selling jacket ever, according to REV’IT! The REV’IT! Sand II jacket and pants are the current highest level of REV’IT! clothing that does not include Gore-Tex. Several features of the Sand II jacket …

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 …

All-Weather Mid-Range Pants The REV’IT! Sand 2 pants are a mild upgrade to the original REV’IT! Sand pants (review). Actually, either pair would be a good match for both the original REV’IT! Sand jacket (review) and the updated REV’IT! Sand 2 jacket (review). Either way, the Sand 2 pants are much like the originals; these are nicely styled and …

Tucano Urbano “Aviatore” Gloves Review The Tucano Urbano Aviatore gloves feature modern technology and protection with vintage looks. The good looks are matched by equally fine performance, even in rain and cold. The Aviatore gloves are 100% genuine leather and include a synthetic fur lining for that “genuine” WWI SPAD S.VII fighter pilot look. Modern …

REV’IT! Sand Pro vs. Striker Gloves Comparison Review The REV’IT! Sand Pro and Striker gloves are similar in both design and intended use. They are two of five total off-road oriented short textile gloves offered by the Netherlands-based company for 2013. The Sand Pro and Striker make for a good comparison because each has a …

Impulse LED Brake Light/Turn Signal Jacket October 17, 2013 – Here’s a quick video only of the Impulse LED jacket. This is a new company that coincidentally is located not far from the AIMExpo show in Orlando. So they decided to come over and show their new jackets, which are in the final prototype stages. …

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 …

The One and Only Ultra-Classic The Belstaff Tourist Trophy jacket is based on the iconic Belstaff Trialmaster jacket (review). But it’s now modernized with D3O protectors and a removable quilted lining. This type of waxed cotton water-resistant design has been used for well over 100 years and has been proven by sailors and anyone requiring protection from …

Tucano Urbano “Trip” Jacket The Tucano Urbano Trip jacket is a very stylish take on motorcycle and scooter attire. No problem wearing this to a store, a movie or to dinner. In fact, it’s probably better looking than most jackets in your street wardrobe. Not only that, but it comes with a nice looking synthetic …

REV’IT!! 2013-2014 Fall/Winter Clothing Preview Twice each year, I make the trip up to Red Hook to see the latest REV’IT! gear for Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. I’ve been doing it since 2006 and it’s been very interesting to see the evolution of REV’IT! products during that time. The brand has been a personal favorite of …

REV’IT! Neptune GTX Jacket Preview Continuing with the new Rev’it Mediterranean mythology naming conventions, the Neptune GTX is another all-new jacket for 2014. The Neptune GTX replaces the Rev’it Legacy GTX but once again, it gets kicked by a notch or two to make it even better. The Legacy GTX was a favorite do-it-all four-season jacket that …

REV’IT! Poseidon GTX Jacket Preview The Rev’it Poseidon GTX jacket takes over the top spot in the  Rev’it clothing lineup for 2014, replacing the Everest GTX jacket (review). The Poseidon GTX is a hybrid of the Everest GTX and the popular Rev’it Defender GTX (review), which will remain in the lineup. The Poseidon hits the mark with …

REV’IT! Chronos GTX Jacket Preview The new Rev’it Chronos GTX jacket is a replacement for the much-beloved Rev’it Turbine jacket that recently left the company’s lineup. Like other Rev’it products however, the Chronos GTX takes everything learned from the Turbine and kicks it up a notch, with a solid evolution of a proven design. Chronos is …

Teiz Motorsports Sahara Jacket The Teiz Motorsports Sahara jacket is a comfortable, functional garment. It served me well throughout the entire 15 days of the western portion of the Trans America Trail ride. The fit — bespoke in this case — was great and if you don’t notice your gear when wearing it, it’s doing something right. The …

Resurgence Gear PEKEV Jeans and Cargo Pants Review The Resurgence Gear “Black Bird” jeans and “Cargo Trousers” are comfortable and stylish. The Black Bird jeans are especially comfortable; the denim includes a stretch fabric that expands by about 25% for a good fit that also helps retain the protectors. The Resurgence Gear jeans and cargo …

Racer “High Speed” Gloves Review The Racer High Speed gloves are the new flagship motorcycle race gloves for the Austrian-based company. The High Speed gloves are made from cowhide with kangaroo leather palms for protection and feel. A Pittard’s “digital leather” overlay is used for grip on the palm of each glove. The latest Knox SPS …

AeroMoto Corsa Pro Leather Gloves Review A comfortable glove with many protective features that is let down by quality control issues. Recently I’ve had the opportunity to review several items of Sliders brand apparel from Competition Accessories. Most of the Sliders apparel seems geared toward general motorcycle riding, such as commuting or touring and sport/touring. AeroMoto is …