For a textile suit to be suitable for an Overland trip it needs to cope with big temperature changes, high mileage, the odd spill (crash or drink), be comfortable, robust and reliable. This is a lot to ask.
December 2013 and the first couple of months of this new year, have been some of the wettest we’ve experienced in the UK, so how have these trousers fared?
A pair of boots for a long distance ride have to be multifaceted. At the outset they’ve got to be comfortable as you’ll probably live…
Despite their name, TCX market these boots as a lightweight and flexible all-around adventure touring boot
Weise clothing has introduced several new lines for 2014, including a highly specified all-season touring jacket, the BORA. Designed to cope with the British weather’s…
With the UK winter coming, if you’re going to keep riding, or if you plan to ride anywhere cold, you may be interested in a…
Draggin’ Jeans, the Australian company who really pioneered the kevlar jean concept, has just announced the arrival of their newest and the most protective, jeans yet; Holeshot
My black denim Red Route Kevlar jeans have now been withdrawn from service
Advertised waterproof, but are they?
It may be priced at the lower end of the market, but a cheap price doesn’t necessarily equate to a substandard product.
Why is it that so much of the wet weather gear on the market is black?
I can honestly say it’s never let in a drop of water in nearly two years of riding…
When you’re travelling, a baselayer like this one is ideal; one multi-function item of clothing that doesn’t take up a lot of space, that can keep you warm, block wind and keep you cool in the heat.
The jacket features a soft touch outer shell, and an offset zip with a flap behind to keep out water, but the main waterproofing feature is a ‘drop-liner’ beneath the surface.