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  1. Recently I noticed a product called Epic ID USB Bracelet. In a nutshell, it's an emergency themed design that allows emergency medical professionals access to who you are, your contacts, and vital health info in the event of an accident where you can't communicate such or just want fast,easy transfer of this info. It's priced around $35 bucks and attractively packaged. But, being the DIY'r that I am, I wondered if one could make something perfectly functional out of one of these? I know that emergency responders are used to looking for medical bracelets and necklaces, so could you stick a simple USB device like this one on a silver ball chain, brush on a simple red cross and upload simple .txt files of pertinent info? I have all of these materials laying around the house. I wonder how a summer of body heat & perspiration will affect a non-waterproof thumb drive? Maybe I just need to try it and report back? Looks like Verbatim makes what I'm talking about for only $12.00. I'd assume that .txt files would be about the most readable format for emergency personnel? Anyone know? I think I'm going to give it a shot, just for chits/grins. Anyone use these products? What vital information do you think should be included?
  2. 1 review

    The Carlsbad was conceived of the need for highly mobile, highly vented and minimized bulk adventure gear – all while maintaining KLIM’s highest abrasion resistance and durability standards. Specifically designed to handle the rigors of on and off-road riding, the Carlsbad integrates vastly improved venting and mobility, as well as an optional Kidney belt, over the Overland series that preceded it. The chassis of the Carlsbad is engineered with tried-and-tested GORE-TEX® material. Reinforced with 500 DENIER KARBONITE™ RIPSTOP on impact and high-wear zones, which is pound for pound one of the most durable fabrics available in KLIM® ADV gear. The Carlsbad is the essential ADV setup for riders looking for a no-compromise streamlined package of high mobility, comfort and durability. All KLIM’s ADV and Street motorcycle outerwear comes with the Crash Protection Guarantee. Trust KLIM. EXTERIORFEATURES GORE-TEX®PERFORMANCESHELL GUARANTEED TO KEEPYOUDRY® 500D KARBONITE™ RIPSTOP FABRIC IN THE SHOULDERS AND ABRASION ZONES YKK® ZIPPERS SAFETY D3O® CE LEVEL 1 ELBOW ARMOR(2) D3O® CE LEVEL 1 SHOULDER ARMOR(2) D3O® CE LEVEL 1 BACKPAD(1) CARGO 2 FRONT WATER RESISTANT POCKETS 2 FRONT HAND WARMER POCKETS 2 CHEST POCKETS 2 INTERNAL POCKETS 1 EMERGENCY INFO CARD POCKET VISIBILITY BLACK 3M™ SCOTCHLITE™ REFLECTIVE MATERIAL VENTILATION 2 FOREARM VENTS 2 CHEST/ABDOMEN VENTS 2 VERTICAL BACK VENTSFIT/STYLE/COMFORT BACK PACK COMPATIBLE FOREARM QUICK-ADJUST STRAPS COLLAR HOLD BACK FUNCTION BOTTOM HEM CINCH JACKET TO PANT CONNECTOR GLOVE-FRIENDLY ZIPPER PULLS OTHER FEATURES COMPATIBLE WITH UPGRADES (SOLD SEPARATELY): KLIM BACKPACKS, KIDNEY BELT HEADPHONE ROUTING PORT
  3. 1 review

    The A.R.C. Back Country Foul Weather Pant is a feature rich riding pant that is perfect for anyone who rides a dirt bike, dual sport motorcycle, ATV, or UTV. This pant has all the features riders want, including a breathable and water-resistant shell, pockets, Adjustable zippered vents, zippered opening boot cuffs, and genuine leather lower leg panels. The Backcountry Pants also feature a reinforced seat area to be very durable. Be comfortable in all the elements Mother Nature throws at you with the A.R.C. Back Country Foul Weather Pants. Feature-rich pant that is perfect for off-road and dual sport riding. Durable 300-denier Cordura shell that features sealed seams and a Maxtex membrane that is breathable yet water-resistant. Large adjustable zippered vents on both legs will keep you cool when it warms up. Reinforced with heavy ballistic style nylon in seat area and knees. Over-the-boot leg design that features a zippered opening and adjustable Velcro cuff to make them easy to put on while sealing out the elements. Full grain waterproof leather inner lower legs, that won't melt and assures durability. Waist is fully adjustable with Velcro side straps and ratcheting front closure. Pant comes complete with flap covered Velcro cargo pockets, hip pads, and a comfortable mesh liner. Sizing runs about a half size on the small side. You may want to consider going up on sizing if you are in between sizes.
  4. 1 review

    The A.R.C. Back Country Foul Weather Jacket is a feature rich jacket that is perfect for anyone who rides a dirt bike, dual sport motorcycle, ATV, or UTV. This jacket has all the features riders want, including a breathable and water-resistant shell, soft mesh liner, multiple pockets, zippered vents and adjustable sleeve cuffs. The Backcountry Jacket also folds into a built-in fanny pack! Another feature is the adjustable neck opening so the jacket can be comfortably worn with or without a neck brace. Be comfortable in all the elements Mother Nature throws at you with the A.R.C. Back Country Foul Weather Jacket! Feature-rich jacket that is perfect for off-road and dual sport riding. Durable 300-denier Cordura shell that features sealed seams and a Maxtex membrane that is breathable yet water resistant. Chest, back, and sleeve adjustable zipper vents make this jacket versatile to changing temperatures and elements. Fleece lined collar, long anatomically curved arms, and a soft, breathable, mesh liner insure a comfortable fit on or off the trail. Zippered adjustable neck opening in the back so the jacket can be comfortably worn with or without a neck brace. Adjustable Velcro wrist closure to keep warmth in or to allow additional ventilation when wanted. Jacket also features a 5-pocket design (2 internal and 3 external); Chest pocket includes headphone port. Easily folds away into a built in fanny pack that is comfortably worn when the weather heats up. Sizing runs about a half size on the small side. You may want to consider going up on sizing if you are in between sizes. A must for trail riders and racers!!
  5. 1 review

    KLIM’s redesigned TORQUE JACKET utilizes the highest mid-layer insulation value in the lineup to provide maximum warmth and comfort. Featuring 80 Grams of 3M™ THINSULATE™ Platinum Insulation, the TORQUE boasts lightweight, highly packable and comfortable insulation. A true all-around performer. WORKS FOR LAYERING OR AS CASUAL JACKET 80 GRAMS 3M™ THINSULATE™ PLATINUM INSULATION DOWN PROOF NYLON SHELL LIGHT/COMPACT-ABLE JACKET STUFFS INTO HAND POCKET YKK® ZIPPERS GLOVE-FRIENDLY ZIPPER PULLS 2 HAND POCKETS BOTTOM HEM ADJUSTMENT CHEST POCKET ADJUSTABLE HOOD VELCRO® ON CUFFS SHOW LESS
  6. 1 review

    Klim Tactical Pro Jersey Featherweight chain mail for the knights of the hare-scramble. More than just another iteration of the Dakar Pro Jersey, the Klim Tactical Pro Jersey is a completely new animal. Gone is the beekeeper styling with honeycomb EVA padding in favor of larger angular segments and a much meaner overall disposition. The main chassis utilizes the industry’s first bomber-grade 4-way stretch woven Cordura Nylon for unrivaled durability and airflow. Klim redesigned the chest pocket for better ergonomics with clutch hand access, and affixed a tethered goggle wipe to keep your vision clear. Part the single-track seas of thick brush and prickers as they cower in fear of the woods-warrior's latest armor, the Klim Tactical Pro Jersey. Features: Fully ventilated, super durable off-road motorcycle jersey Extremely comfortable bomb-proof 4-way stretch woven Cordura nylon Non-PU backer maximizes breathability Athletic low profile fit to reduce extra fabric snagging on branches Stretch zones along side of body, inside sleeve, above elbow, across back to maintain full range of motion with zero restriction Spacer mesh in shoulder, side arm, elbow/forearm, top forearm and cuff to help reduce sting of branch whacks 5mm foam in elbow area Mid-to-heavyweight nylon and polyester mesh fabrics with higher abrasion, tear, and snagging resistance than standard off-road motorcycle jerseys Napoleon chest pocket with YKK zipper closure Micro fiber quick wipe cloth included in pocket via elastic tether cord Tuck-in style jersey with lighter weight fabric at bottom for comfort Non-restrictive open cuff design
  7. 1 review

    Leatt 5.5 Body Protector The absolute most protective and comfortable body protector ever is now available from Leatt in the 5.5 Body Protector. Features: LEATT maximized protection Front, back, shoulder, flank and elbow safety Multi layer multi-plate articulating design Great fit and very comfortable 3D design Ventilation slots for maximum airflow MoistureCool wicking fabric keeps you cooler BraceOn neck brace fitting system New FlipFit front and rear function allows over and under shirt fitting with a Leatt neck brace LEATT HDPE High Density Poly Ethylene hardshell outer protective shield LEATT 3DF foam for impact absorption CE certified for impact protection: CE EN1621-2 level 2 back, CE EN1621-3 level 2 front, CE EN 1621-1 elbows + shoulder Sizing: SM-MD: Height 63" - 67.75" LG-XL: Height 67.75'' - 72.5" 2XL: Height 72.5" - 77"
  8. 1 review

    KLIM®’s Dakar PRO Glove is the ultimate, highly-durable leather off-road glove designed to meet the demands of the most aggressive off-road riders. PORON® XRD™ intelligent foam inserts on the fingers and knuckles provides exceptional impact coverage while the leather main body takes off-road abuse in stride. Engineered with integrated stretch panels and perforations for all-day comfort. LEATHER ON PALM AND BACKHAND PERFORATED LEATHER IN OPTIMUM VENTILATION ZONES LEATHER OVERLAY ON BACK OF THUMB CORDED NYLON STRETCH PANEL ON TOP OF HAND PORON® XRD™ PADDING ON KNUCKLES, FINGERS AND WRIST LAP SEAM CONSTRUCTION ON PALM SIDE FINGERS ADJUSTABLE VELCRO WRIST STRAP 3M™ SCOTCHLITE™ REFLECTIVE MATERIAL ON FINGERS PULL TAB ON PALM MICRO-INJECTED LOGO SHOW LESS
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    EARGASM EARPLUGS WILL STOP RINGING EARS, SAVE YOUR HEARING, AND LET YOU ENJOY YOUR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES WORRY FREE Already trusted by 50,000 customers and growing: Enjoy your favorite activities, without worrying about damage to your ears. Keep the noise to a minimum, but still hear people talking and hear music with clarity. Every order comes with two shell sizes, so they fit every ear. Discreet design that is almost invisible to others. Easy to insert and remove, thanks to the convenient pull tabs. Made with hypo-allergic soft silicone, so that you can wear them comfortably for many hours. Comes with lightweight aluminum case for easy transport. Trusted by major music festivals. PRESERVES SOUND QUALITY By using innovative attenuation filter technology our earplugs reduce noise evenly to maintain the full spectrum of sound while protecting your hearing. Music or voices won’t be muffled like with foam plugs. PROTECTION Our earplugs provide about a 21 dB drop in decibels so you can continue doing the activities you love while minimizing the risk of hearing loss. (NRR is 16 dBs) ✔ GET THE PERFECT FIT With two pairs of different sized earplug shells included with every order. Insert the included pair of attenuation filters into preferred shell size and earplugs are ready for immediate use! DISCREET READY-FIT DESIGN Our earplug’s triple flange comfortably fits almost any normal to large ear size, effectively blocking out harmful noise. Clear silicone provides low profile for subtle use. Removal is easy with a tug on the integrated pull tab. BONUS ALUMINUM CARRYING CASE Included complimentary with every pair of earplugs is an aluminum-grade carrying case so that you can keep your ear plugs in easy reach. The case’s waterproof rubber seal ensures your earplugs are protected from moisture, dust and debris.
  10. 1 review

    The compact, hydration compatible solution when off the beaten track. The R15 provides the freedom of movement, light weight and tough, long lasting performance essential for the rough and tumble world of off-road riding. Incorporating Kriega’s Quadloc-lite™ system, the harness is angled away from the underarms giving total freedom of movement. An optional waist strap is included for the extra demands of riding off-road. FEATURES A side pocket allows quick access to smaller accessories, tools, goggles or maps, with the main compartment featuring a secured inner-sleeve. Both are sealed with genuine YKK® water-resistant zips. Reflective panels on the harness and a reflective logo print on the rear add a level of security for night riding. US Drypacks offer an option to expand the R15 Backpack, simply hook-on a US-5 or US-10 for additional 5 or 10 litre waterproof storage. TECH-SPECS 1000D Cordura® on base and harness. 420D nylon rip-stop construction. Reflective panels on harness. 3M Scotchlite™ reflective print on rear. Hypalon™ abrasion resistant reinforcement. Superspace 5mm airspace fabric. YKK® water resistant zips. 15-litres (900cu in) capacity. DIMENSIONS 430(h) x 250(w) x 150(d) mm 16.9(h) x 9.8(w) x 5.9(d) ins. WEIGHT 1050 Grams
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    The X-REFLECT 1.0 Performance Tee by ADV ADDICTS is constructed from VENTURTECH™ fabric, which provides significant advantages over conventional polyester by combining superior, permanent, moisture-wicking capability along with UPF 50+ protection. VENTURTECH™ technology will stand up to the toughest adventures, keeping you cooler, drier, and shielded from the sun on your next ride. VENTURTECH™ Fabric Features: UV-Certified Protective Fabric Superior, Permanent Moisture Wicking Rapid Drying Static Reduction Stain Resistant Antimicrobial and Odor Resistant FIT: Regular Fit (Non-Compression)
  12. 1 review

    Features: Advanced Polycarbonate composite shell Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology SuperCool moisture-wicking interior is anti-bacterial, removable, and washable Large eye port for maximum visibility and superior goggle fit Pinlock-prepared HJ-27 shield for anti-fog lens (insert lens sold separately) Aerodynamic visor and shell Easy converting system from shield and visor to visor-only helmet Chin curtain included ACS Advanced Channeling Ventilation System full front-to-back airflow flushes heat and humidity up and out Glasses grooves can accommodate riders who wear eyeglasses Double D-ring DOT approved
  13. First I'll readily admit I'm a fan of the Klim gear, where before I'd have multiple jackets for different weather conditions, now I have one Klim that covers all the conditions in my region. Granted other regions may not be able to do this. They may present sticker shock to some but when I added up the costs of my other jackets I had for a riding season, the Klim came under those. Started with the first generation Latitude and currently have the current Badlands, pants will come this year. Couple of new jackets slowly leaking to the great interweb, although they've been previewed at the trade shows and latest motorcycle shows they are expected to be available early 2017, think February. Consider the new Kodiak a tailored or European cut to the existing Badlands. Same features just a little less baggy so to speak Then there's the replacement to the Overland the new Carlsbad. Looks a little more tailored but it does feature a built in (removable?) kidney belt, similarly armoured, sleeve vents near the wrists, two vertical front chest vents and two vertical back vents. Not much else is known at this time. I'd expect prices to be similar to the Badlands and Overland but like most new products they'll likely be a little more expensive.
  14. Anyone headed to the IMS show this weekend in Long Beach? I'll be there tomorrow morning for their media day and plan to snap some photos, maybe some video and see what's new. Last year was exciting getting to see the new Africa Twin for the first time.
  15. 1 review

    Moto-Skiveez Compression Riding Socks are designed to extend to the uppermost part of the calf. They offer light compression to help alleviate lower limb edema (swelling) that is commonly associated with long distance motorcycle riding. Incorporated into the construction is 40% aloe fiber. Aloe fiber has anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties that will help with odor. In addition, aloe fiber is tactilely soft and is designed to reduce chafing and blistering.
  16. Last year I was at a corporate golf tourney and won a gift certificate for $250 for being "Closest to the pin" at Bass pro shops. Let it be known, I am NOT a golfer. I never know what stick to whack the ball with, it was a fluke. Off I went and found a cool "Adventure Watch". The Casio Pathfinder PAW -1300. It had lots of fun stuff to play with, barometer, compass, solar powered, Atomic Clock RF etc. So I got it and have been very happy with it ever since. Lets see and here about what Adventure Watch you have and any pros or cons about it.(not reviews, that's another section of the site.)
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    MSR EXPLORER Alterra Jacket The MSR Alterra jacket is MSR's top of the line off road riding jacket. Built with every feature you'd ever want and tough enough for the abuse serious riders put their gear through. Impacts, water, heat, abrasion and more are all addressed in this durable, great looking jacket. Features: Dry-XC treated 600 denier nylon outer shell for waterproofing and breathability 840 denier ballistic nylon in high-wear areas Hyper-Flo ventilation system comprised of 9 vents Two upper and lower chest pockets with storm flaps, two lower side fleece-lined handwarmers and one oversized lower back pocket Two inner pockets on right chest and two vertical pockets on left chest Oversized, two-way main zipper with storm flap and rain gutter for dry, trouble-free function Flashlite reflective panels, piping and printing for visibility under dim light conditions Six cinch straps at sleeves and body to customize fit D3O intelligent shock absorption armor in shoulders, elbows and back Neoprene edge trim on collar and cuffs for comfort and to block wind to retain body warmth Lycra cuff extenders with built-in thumb retainer Water repellent YKK zippers Internal elastic waist cinch design for a custom fit Closed cell foam chest shield included
  18. 1 review

    MSR A4 Hydro Pack Designed specifically for off road motorcycling the MSR A4 Hydro Pack securely harnesses your hydration and your cargo to your body so it does not bounce around or slam into your body with every bump or jump. Featuring a 4 way adjustable harness system with “suspension stretch” that allows full body movement and breathing capacity. The A4 harness pack delivers 9-liters of cargo space and includes a Elite 3 liter bladder (102 ounces) which is enough room to carry snacks, inner tubes, tools, waterproof outerwear or almost anything else you might need on a long ride. Comes with a reversible, machine washable, Elite 3-liter hydration bladder which is equipped with a wide slide top opening that allows fast filling and a secure seal. To clean, simply slide open, reach in, reverse, and rinse. The bladder is BPA and PVC-free. Features: Holds 3 liters (102 ounces) Hydraflex drink tube, and 45 degree bite valve The solid 4-point suspension harness keeps the pack exactly where its intended - secure on your back Right or left shoulder hose exits Aluminized insulation helps keep body heat away from liquid Reflective tabs increase safety on roads Multiple elasticized compartments, inside and out, secures your cargo/tools Pivoting strap connection helps eliminate binding, maximizes adjustability Eliminates excess bouncing Tube port compatible with hands free kit (HHF) Multi size adjustable: M-XL Weight is around 563g (20 ounces), without bladder
  19. How cool are you going to look at Starbucks in this?! I saw Mike's KTM KLiM suit last summer and thought to myself "self, that's a great idea!" KLiM makes really good stuff. However, I hear BMW will have none of that. They think they already make the best suit Article from ADVPulse's Annette Peterson (read the whole thing) The jacket and pants are from KLiM's Latitude line. This link says "Africa Twin" but it doesn't look like they have current photos up yet.
  20. BMW Motorrad is launching the BMW Motorrad Street Air by Alpinestars, an advanced airbag system offering comprehensive upper body protection and the freedom to ride a motorbike in both on- and offroad situations. MUNICH/ASOLO – September 29, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – BMW Motorrad is launching the BMW Motorrad Street Air by Alpinestars, an advanced airbag system offering comprehensive upper body protection and the freedom to ride a motorbike in both on- and offroad situations. The technology adopted from the current Alpinestars Tech-Air® street airbag system – a system requiring no motorbike-mounted sensors. The airbag system of Alpinestars utilizes a sophisticated algorithm that detects imminent danger with the greatest precision and inflates the full upper body airbag to provide a highly effective crash protection system, ahead of the first impact. The BMW Motorrad Street Air Dry by Alpinestars textile riding jacket is designed to interconnect with the Alpinestars airbag system vest and is an essential component for the system to be fully operational. It offers instantaneous inflatable upper body protection to the back, kidneys, chest and shoulders – the most exposed areas in a crash. It is also fully independent, incorporating its sensors close to the rider’s or passenger’s body means the airbag activates without the need for a triggering wireless signal to be sent from the bike. This jacket is the first safety product to be launched under an exclusive agreement, between BMW Motorrad and Alpinestars and is available for both female and male customers in different colorways from October 2016. Key features of BMW Motorrad Street Air by Alpinestars: Full airbag inflation in 25 milliseconds for protection during crash impacts and loss-of-control situations when riding but also in stand-still situation – for example a rear impact while waiting at traffic lights. Function is independently of the need for sensors to be installed on the bike and the subsequent need to link a specific motorcycle to the airbag system. Immediately ready for use and no time is wasted in setting up electronic pairing between rider and/or passenger and motorcycle. Rider can easily switch between motorbikes without reconfiguring or reinitializing. Placing sensors near to the body means the airbag system can be used on road or for off-road adventure-touring. No need to deactivate the system if leaving the road for off-road trails or to stop in between to change settings. Changing surfaces while adventure-touring therefore presents no problem. System is protected by a durable and water-resistant casing which, when worn under a compatible outer jacket, means the airbag system is fully weatherproof. BMW Motorrad and Alpinestars offer the freedom to ride any bike on any surface at any time and can be used for on-road riding and off-road riding with any type of BMW motorcycle and also with all BMW scooters. BMW Motorrad is the only motorcycle manufacturer to have developed the complete range of rider equipment ever since the 1970s – from motorcycle helmets to rider suits, boots and gloves. In doing so, high priority is attached to maximum comfort for the rider and passenger as well as minimizing the potential consequences of accidents. BMW Motorrad has always regarded motorcycling and safety as being inseparably linked and anchored in the “Safety 360°” principle. “Safety 360°” breaks down the overall concept of safe motorcycling into three facets: safety technology in the vehicle, safety deriving from rider equipment and safety through rider training. Alpinestars has been innovating motorcycle riding technology for rider protection, performance and comfort for over 50 years. The Tech- Air™ airbag system, which forms the basis of their active safety cooperation with BMW Motorrad, is the result of Alpinestars’ intensive research and development which commenced in 2001. For decades, both companies have maintained a leading role in active and passive motorcycling safety. This new cooperation, between BMW Motorrad and Alpinestars, is now extending their position further through this joint development agreement.
  21. 2 reviews

    KLIM®’s ever-popular Revolt Pullover has received a complete performance upgrade. While the simplistic and ultra-packable wind-blocking pullover approach has been retained, KLIM®’s product team has included more advanced fabrics, more effective ventilation and more durable materials throughout. Designed to be worn over your favorite KLIM® base layer, jersey or directly on top of your preferred protective equipment (chest protector, TEKVEST®, pressure suit, ETC.), the all-new Revolt Pullover provides an exceptional layer of wind protection and warmth at an outstanding value. DETAILS NEW-HIGHLY WIND-RESISTANT FABRIC ON ENTIRE FRONT, BACK, FRONT-OF-SLEEVES, BACK UPPER SLEEVE NEW-FIXED, SEMI-MESH UNDERARM/BACK-OF-SLEEVE SLEEVE PIT VENTS LET HEAT ESCAPE WITHOUT INTRODUCING WINDCHILL FIXED-OPEN HORIZONTAL BACK VENT DURABLE PRINT ON SHOULDER AND ELBOWS FOR INCREASED WEAR RESISTANCE TWO YKK® ZIPPERED HAND POCKETS 1/4-LENGTH CENTER ANGLED YKK® ZIPPER ENTRY ADJUSTABLE VELCRO® BRAND CLOSURE WRIST CUFFS NEW-TALLER COLLAR (HIGHER FOR WIND/SUN PROTECTION) WITH BRUSHED INNER FABRIC FOR ADDED COMFORT ADJUSTABLE HEM VIA SHOCK CORD PULL IN LEFT AND RIGHT POCKETS HANGING MOISTURE WICKING LINER
  22. I have always loved learning about new things (auto-didactic) and for a long time I was trying to think of one of the most neglected pieces of riding gear that we think is completely undifferentiated and then find something new about that topic. I think I have found a new topic with socks for adventure riding. The only thing I know about socks is that when I did the IDBDR last year probably the one thing that smelled the worst was my socks! I figured maybe the best way was just to buy a pack of them at a Wal-Mart or something, wear them for a day and then throw them away. I also have noticed that I tend to get leg cramps in my tent at night as well as find that sometimes my lower legs itch like crazy after a ride. So maybe there could be something to a sock made specifically for motorcycle riders? I did reach out to KLiM ($10-$96) for this article but got no response. I did, however, get the chance to speak with Moto-Skiveez' Shawn Lupcho and he gave me the 411 on their Compression Riding Sock with Aloe ($24.95; sizes S, L, XL). I have not tried these socks myself yet and Moto-Skiveez is not paying for this article in any way but I am motivated to go buy a pair myself now. I had also heard of Ugly Socks but found they support groups who shut down riding areas. Compression Riding Sock from Moto-Skiveez (image from ADVPulse's Rob Dabney) Rev'It's Socks Tour Summer The first pair of motorcycle-specific socks I got was RevIt's Socks Tour Summer ($39.99). They are positioned as helping deal better with heat and moisture but since they don't address odor and cost so much, I was reluctant to go back down that road. I found they lose their soft feel pretty quickly too and are really hard to pull onto your feet unless your skin is bone-dry. Icon Raiden's sock I've also worn these from Icon Raiden ($30) as well as SOKz ($20). Sokz These Compression Riding Socks from Moto-Skiveez have three main points of differentiation: compression, feel & odor control Compression Shawn (Moto-Skiveez) found a particular study from the UK while researching problems motorcyclists have with their legs that indicates a higher incidence of venous lower leg issues among motorcyclists than the general population. Their sock provides a low amount compression to help deal with that swelling (edema). The itching and cramps I experience are also related to lower limb venous issues associated with riding that compression can address. Feel Many compression socks out there work to reduce swelling but are poorly tolerated by the wearer because they are too tight and made from synthetic materials that don't feel very good on the skin. These socks are made with 40% natural Aloe Vera fiber that has a very good feel (better feel & wicking than cotton) that will address chafing. Odor Control This Aloe Vera fiber also serves an anti-microbial and anti-odor function. Aloe Vera fiber is also found in gauzes and bandages for this reason. Rider Testimonials I first heard of these socks from Dennis Godwin (GS Trophy '16) and he raves about them. He even let me sniff his socks after wearing them all day (yes, I went there) and to my surprise they did not stink. Rob Dabney of ADVPulse was challenged to wear one of these socks on one leg and another sock on the other leg and judge for himself... he decided the one from Moto-Skiveez was much better. Dusty Wessels reported he wore these socks while on a ride with RawHyde for three days straight and even though they got soaking wet, they didn't stink. Conclusion So I hope we've all learned something here? There are solutions out there for various lower leg issues like swelling, cramps, itching as well as odor. I thought a sock was just a sock but figured out there are a number of reasons you may want to pass on that 8-pack of tube socks the next time you're in the Wal-Marts. I will be sure to report back once I get myself a pair of these and can do a more complete product review. If you do have experience with these socks or any other gear, feel free to leave us your review so other riders can learn from your experience.
  23. 1 review

    Purpose built for the serious off road rider, the Summit line of pants and jerseys utilizes rugged high performance materials, reflective safety features, ample venting and secure cargo pant pockets all designed with to goal of making your next ride a true success. 5 different jersey materials in different locations for maximum function Shoulders and forearms in abrasion resistant, snag resistant HD material Main chassis material is 195 gram spun polyester with wicking properties Inner arm areas are semi mesh that flows air without letting in dirt Free Flowing Mesh underarms Inner forearms of soft, comfortable interlock polymesh Lightly padded shoulders, elbows and forearms Thumb loops help keep more protective forearm material where it needs to be Extra long tail to help jersey from un-tucking Top-seam stitching for increased strength and durability Reflective Flashlite details for low light visibility Lycra® micro cuffs
  24. 1 review

    Purpose built for the serious off road rider, the Summit line of pants and jerseys utilizes rugged high performance materials, reflective safety features, ample venting and secure cargo pant pockets all designed with to goal of making your next ride a true success. Summit pants come in both in-the-boot and over-the-boot styles 600 Denier main construction Ultra tough 900 Denier knee panels Ballistic grade fabrics in high-wear areas Ratchet-belt closure and adjustable side straps Heat-resistant full grain leather inner knees Oversized thigh vents with two-way zippers Three dimensionally designed, accordion knees for freedom of movement Cargo pockets for small items Reflective Flashlite accents for increased visibility in low-light conditions High quality YKK® zippers with glove-friendly pulls Angled, articulated legs and stretch spandex panels for increased comfort and flexibility