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Shift “Enforcer” Knee Guards Review An inexpensive set of knee guards that offer excellent value to the street rider who wears jeans and wants better protection. The Shift Enforcer Knee Guards may also serve as an improvement on the armor included in textile or leather motorcycle pants. Last year I reviewed two different types of …

Shift Trooper Storm Series Jacket Review The Shift Trooper is yet another nice all-around, three-plus season waterproof jacket at a reasonable price from the company that has this down to a science. Shift has one of the fastest product introduction schedules around, with new versions of their reasonably priced street gear popping up on their website …

Shift “Kicker” Street Shoe Review The new Shift Kicker Street Shoes are very comfortable and stylish. The shoes (boots) are easy to use and easy to wear, due to the speed-lacing system and quick-click locking buckle. Perforated leather on each side flows a lot of air, so these should be perfect for summer, if and …

SHIFT Fuel Street Shoes A cross between a street boot and a motorcycle boot that is successful at both. Nice styling and high-quality construction combined with comfort on and off the bike make these a winner. It’s not uncommon to see motorcyclists in Europe fully outfitted in leathers, race boots and other protective gear. Civilians …

Shift Women’s Silhouette Jeans Review Ladies, you wanted it — now you can have it! The Shift Silhouette Kevlar-reinforced, stretch riding jeans are protective and sexy! Low-rise jeans with a women’s specific fit that hugs our curves; there’s no need to settle for men’s baggy riding jeans. ATGATT: All the gear, all the time. Many …

Shift “RPM” Women’s Motorcycle Gloves A short-cuffed textile and leather glove with protection and attitude. Even with hard knuckle armor, these gloves are very comfortable while riding and they breathe well. Some time ago, when I first started riding, I was shopping at the local motorcycle stores for gear when I slid on a pair …

The Shift “Viper” Jacket This is definitely not a cookie-cutter motorcycle jacket! The Shift Viper stands out from the crowd. It has vintage-look leather and CE approved protectors. That provides protection and a modern design lends plenty of style. I have definitely found my calling in life: a “job” riding motorcycles and reviewing clothing. Does …

Shift “Dynasty” Women’s Motorcycle Gloves Review Short-cuffed leather gloves with integrated knuckle armor and reinforced palms for extra protection. Every motorcyclist needs a variety of gloves depending on the riding conditions she (or he) will be in. That means warm or cold, longer gauntlet or short cuffs and leather vs. mesh or textile. I love …

Shift Trifecta Storm Series Jacket Review wBW 2010 Spring/Summer Clothing Review Series ▪ Dainese Shotgun Jacket ▪ Teiz Motorsports Saratoga Jacket ▪ BMW Rallye 3 Suit – Rallye 3 Jacket ▪ BMW Rallye Suit – Rallye 3 Pants ▪ British Motorcycle Gear Adventure Jacket ▪ British Motorcycle Gear Adventure Pants ▪ AGV Sport Tempest Jacket ▪ Shift Trifecta Jacket  ▪ Speed and Strength Hell ‘N …

SHIFT Triton SS Waterproof Jacket Review Comfortable 3+ season jacket isn’t quite 100% waterproof in heavy rain, but it has a modest price, so the value equation is there, a hallmark of the Shift brand. This started out as a waterproof jacket series, but as Rick described in the Firstgear Teton jacket review, manufacturers may be …

Shift “Fury” Motorcycle Gloves Lightweight summer gloves are comfortable and provide excellent ventilation. The tradeoff is the relatively thin fabric in some areas. This is the time of the year, at least in the top half of the globe, that motorcyclists think about the “perfect” pair of hot-weather motorcycle gloves. Perfection, of course, doesn’t exist. Will it?  Could …

Shift Avenger Jacket Review Comfortable jacket works surprisingly well in warm weather. The wild “Rasta” colors are also highly visible and the jacket is available with several other unique graphic patterns. If you’re a smaller motorcycle clothing manufacturer competing with the big guys, what do you do?  Don’t follow — lead! It’s a story that has been …

SHIFT Torrent “Storm Series” Waterproof Gloves Review A very inexpensive waterproof glove that also works well in cool weather. Comfortable but without hard armor. The Shift Torrent SS gloves have a slightly fussy cuff, but they’re probably the least expensive fully waterproof motorcycle gloves around. Keep a pair stuffed in the tank bag or under the seat …

MTech Racer and Shift Carbine vs. Teknic Violator Motorcycle Gloves – Part II Pre-curved fingers and thick leather protectors with stretch material to keep everything together, the Shift Carbine gloves are another worthy alternative to the old Teknic Violator gloves. This is the second of a two-part series comparing modern alternatives to an old favorite, the …

SHIFT Streetfighter SS Waterproof Motorcycle Jacket Comfortable jacket for street or touring is adaptable to a wide variety of weather conditions. Good looks and relatively low price make it a bargain. Buddha stopped answering the 14 questions, and I long ago stopped answering this one: “What’s the best four-season motorcycle jacket?”. That quest is something akin to …

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 …

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 …