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A Great Experience with Packtalk Bold and Packtalk Slim Earlier this year I was offered the opportunity to test the Cardo Packtalk radio system. To be honest, I had never used a radio or communication system when riding and never really felt like I needed to get one. I have always liked the solitude that …

A couple of months ago I tested the new Shoei Neotec II, and hot on the heels of that review is the latest modular from SCHUBERTH, the C4. Camparison article coming soon. SCHUBERTH is a household name for most motorcycle enthusiasts. The C4 is the next evolution of SCHUBERTH’s top of the line modular series …

Tuk Tested What does Tuk Tested mean? This helmet has been tested more thoroughly than any other piece of gear in WBW history to date (that I’m aware of). I just returned from a 5600-mile adventure ride while using the RKT-25 helmet. Beginning from my home in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada it ranged all the way …

Tuk Tested What exactly does “Tuk Tested” entail, you might ask? This jacket has been tested more thoroughly than any other piece of gear in WBW history to date (that I’m aware of). I just returned from a 5600-mile adventure ride while using the Ballistic 14 jacket. Beginning from my home in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada …

Hot on the heels of my Trilobite 1860 Ton-Up jeans review is a look at the Karl Devil jeans from Pando Moto. The mission and approach of the Karl Devil Jeans couldn’t be more different from the Ton-Up Jeans. Where the Ton-Up jeans are all about offering good protection in “stealth mode”, the Karl Devil …

Jeans With A Twist What the…?? When I first saw the photos of the Trilobite Probut X-Factor motorcycling jeans in the MotoNation catalog I was beyond intrigued. I’ve noticed the rising popularity of motorcycle jeans and wondered whether they’re all some people make them out to be. I jumped at the chance to test these …

Introduction Over the past several years I’ve reviewed a lot of jeans designed for the motorcycle rider. Most of these follow a similar formula which includes a cotton denim outer shell with an interior lining that uses a type of abrasion resistant material. Most often the abrasion resistant material is Kevlar but I’ve also seen …

Love At First Sight I appreciate the finer things in life, but I love a good bargain more. I especially love one that really gives back what I demand in the way of features and performance at a low price point. The Vemar Kona is right in my wheelhouse for that reason. That penchant might …

For the past three weeks, I have been deliberately muting the sound that I hear. Testing earplugs isn’t particularly complicated – after all, you just put them in and then carry about your normal business – but these earplugs in particular claim to have an ace up their sleeve. You see, the Vibes Hi-Fidelity Earplugs …

Built For Northern Motorcyclists As a born and raised Canadian whose day job consists of pulling wrenches at a diamond mine up in the sub-Arctic half the year, it’s safe to say that I’m an expert on the subject of cold weather and how to deal with it. This Fieldsheer Hydro Heat Textile jacket is …

Worth The Money? Rukka’s Virium Gore-Tex X-Trafit gloves are premium quality, adjustable, lightweight and appear to be built to last. They have a very effective layer of waterproof Gore-Tex meshed with nylon textile, polyester, suede and elastic materials sewn together with double stitching where it counts. Armor built into the suede fingertips, knuckle and scaphoid/palm …

wBW readers and fans of modular helmets everywhere will note that the original Shoei Neotec was introduced in 2012, and since its introduction it has rightfully earned and maintained its reputation as one of the best modular helmets around. In fact, earlier this year we selected it for our recommended modular helmets guide. The Neotec …

First Impressions “So unbelievably lightweight and soft to the touch. How can these be riding pants, suitable for on and off-road protection?” Stylish and clean looking design with obviously waterproof pockets that zip shut and/or have a velcro flap over them for added security of the contents. They FIT ME!! I’ve worn and reviewed several …

Something Better, Something Different Rukka has rolled out this jacket (and matching pants) for the adventure rider that rides in multi-season, hotter weather doing serious off-road work. That much is immediately clear when you look at how thin, really lightweight and breathable it is designed to be. First Impressions “Is this a windbreaker or really …

The new REV’IT Clare women’s jacket is a very classic tight-fitting leather jacket. As soon as I touched it, I knew that this was not just any leather jacket. This was a top quality piece of leather craftsmanship. The leather is actually Iceland Buffalo which allows for a certain degree of softness without sacrificing durability. …

Being that I live in a very warm climate, I was eager to test any jacket that offered good ventilation as well as solid protection. And the added benefit of the Motonation Metralla being designed for a woman was an added bonus that doesn’t come along very often. I ride in men’s jackets most of …

My Criteria And Gloves Of Choice For me, touch is important. I like to have the ability to touch lightly with just a finger or two if I am moving my helmet screen or adjusting my glasses. And in a lot of cases, a bulky glove does not allow for those fine motor motions. And …

Bargain Pricing At only $99 the Motonation Cappra Vented Textile Pants are an outstanding option for hot weather riding pants. Most other options are in the $150- $200 range such as the Cortech Sequoia XC Air which Revzilla offers at a regular price of $179.99. The Motonation Cappra Vented Textile Pants Features Starting from the …

Redemption! No one likes only getting one chance to prove themselves, including the maker of the SnapJack. Not much is more satisfying than dusting yourself off and coming back strong with a winning performance. That’s what Basil Paul Andrews the President of Tirox/SnapJack was after when he provided us the newest version of the SnapJack …

***My Pick of the Year So Far*** Interested in picking one up? Use coupon code ‘webbikeworld’ at checkout (no ‘) to save an additional 8%! Video Review The Rationale When I discuss which products to review with our content manager I push for: Ones I hear other people recommend strongly in forums or in person. …

I’ve had the good fortune of getting to review several pieces of Pilot gear over the past couple of years including the Trans.Urban V2 and Direct Air V3 jackets. So when I saw Pilot had released a new jacket late last year (2017) I quickly asked if I could get one for review. I was …

Sena, well known for their world-class motorcycle communication technology, is now moving into what many might say is the next logical extension for their brand – incorporating that technology into their own, bespoke line of full-face helmets, the Momentum series. The Momentum is available in three different sub-models, Momentum Lite, Momentum, and Momentum Pro, the …

Someone looking for a modular helmet in the $200 range has several options. Notable price comparable helmets in the space include the Scorpion GT920, HJC IS-Max 2, and Bell Revolver EVO. Among them is the Vemar Sharki, a feature-rich modular with solid fundamentals and strong value. Over the years, Rick, Bruce, and others have covered …

A Pleasant Surprise A couple of months ago I noticed a posting on a Facebook group for Adventure riders that was offering a discount on Siima riding gear in exchange for “an honest review”. It was posted by an account with the name Giorgos Siima. Intrigued, I contacted him by private message about the offer …

Good Value Riding Pants Siima MotoWear is a motorcycle riding gear company, owned and operated by a passionate designer named Giorgos Evripidou in Nicosia, Cyprus. If you’ve never heard of them before don’t worry, you’re not alone. I only encountered Siima for the first time myself a couple of months ago. I “met” Giorgos online …

This is a review that I enjoyed getting the opportunity to write because it is for a product that appeals to me directly. I have been in the market for a new pair of sport touring type riding boots and had a list of features I was after that really kind of compete with each …

The Shark In Swedish Clothing: The Black and White Arrow Bikes The Husqvarna Pilen Helmet isn’t available in North America yet, but it’s coming soon. I figured I should let the cat out of the bag right away before you rush off looking to buy it straight away. I first learned of it about a month …

Background It’s been forever since I’ve ridden my motorcycle. Between the bitterly cold, snowy weather and some minor health issues, I haven’t been on my bike since October. I’m definitely feeling the loss. I’ve had this vague sense of depression for the last month and I’ve been dreaming about riding with increasing frequency. To fill …

Updated January, 2018 Adventure/touring gloves need to provide riders with protection and comfort in a variety of different conditions and environments. The greatest challenge facing riders is achieving this balance in a durable glove. The most common choice for adventure/touring gloves is the short cuff as most riders consider this feature to offer more comfort …

Summary Get Lost Goggles are comfortable and inexpensive, and should last you a good long time. They come in a selection of 3 different tints that should cover all your on and off bike needs. Background At this time of the year my motorcycle is snugly tucked inside my garage under cover, and my helmet …

Choosing not to rest on their laurels, Shoei has taken an already excellent modular helmet design in the popular Neotec (see our review) and made it even more worth our hard earned dollars in the new Neotec II. Features and Benefits Multi-Purpose Utility The Neotec II is touted as the premier, multi purpose helmet by …

The RPHA 70 ST represents HJC’s top shelf sport-touring helmet and is an evolution of the original RPHA ST. Features such as a lightweight and rigid shell, an internal sun visor, and included pinlock ready visor and insert are just the beginning of the features packed into the RPHA 70 ST. Introduction If there were …

Motorcycle Helmet Buyer’s Guide: Updated January 2018 Helmets are a simple thing: they protect your head from the elements and, as will happen from time to time, asphalt too. They’re a seemingly simple thing, because like all things touched by the exponential march of progress, there’s much more to a good helmet than what meets …

Years ago when my husband and I began to take longer trips on our motorcycles we realized we needed a better way to communicate than the frantic hand signals my loving spouse always failed to notice. So for Christmas a number of years ago we gifted each other with the SENA SMH10 intercom system. Overall …

An Inexpensive, No-Brainer Solution to a Problem That Every Rider Has I ran into David Turner – the president of Helmet Halo – while checking out the first day of AIMExpo 2017. We connected and chatted business, motorcycles, and, of course, the Helmet Halo. Being a reader of WBW, David tossed me a Halo and …

Summary A convenient way to carry around one’s helmet when off the bike. Locking it on a bike is not always possible or desirable. The design works best with helmets using micrometric type chin straps but it can be used with double d-ring types as well. Introduction Motorcycle helmets are just a part of life …

A glove mounted system for cleaning a motorcycle helmet visor which includes a cleaning solution delivery setup and a squeegee on one device. A clever design and flexible materials create one of those accessories you’ll wonder how you didn’t think of it. If you’re seeing this review and thinking you’ve seen this product before, you …

Summary The C5 single-channel camera system is a newer offering from INNOVV providing a lot of desirable features for powersports activities, particularly motorcycling enthusiasts, at a reasonable price. Compact and ruggedized, the modular-based Innovv C5 provides a sealed waterproof lens, an aluminum DVR module, USB 3 integrated heavy-duty cable, and a dedicated protective power supply …

Summary The Golden Eagle Sport sunglasses provide quality glare and brightness combined with slim and lightweight frame. They are designed to be comfortable for long periods of time when wearing a helmet or over-the-ear headphones. Introduction My history with eyeglasses goes all the way back to first grade. Then at age sixteen I started wearing …

The All New Arai DT-X Helmet – Torrent White For those of you not familiar with Arai Helmets, they are a Japanese company who has been around since 1926. Arai helmets are all hand built and are designed to meet or beat SNELL safety standards. They are a family-owned company, with a strong belief in …