Tag: gloves

UTG Multi-functional Tactical Messenger Bag Review

UTG Multi-functional Tactical Messenger Bag Review

The UTG multi-function messenger bag is a great value, but may be too big for some. I use it strictly for a trauma kit, and I have room to spare.

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IKEA First Aid Kit Review

IKEA First Aid Kit Review

At $10 – $12, this first aid kit by IKEA Family is a great value and a good starting point for building a personal trauma kit. They are inexpensive enough to have several on hand, and may appear less threatening than “tactical” equivalents.

Last Days of Motorcycling, 2011 Edition

Last Days of Motorcycling, 2011 Edition

I knew that I was going to have make some concessions when we moved up to Minnesota. I knew I was going to drastically reduce my motorcycle riding schedule, but this year has been a rough transition. As the days tick by and fall comes to a close, I am filled with anxiety about the […]

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Joe Rocket Speedmaster 8.0 Motorcycle Gloves Review

Joe Rocket Speedmaster 8.0 Motorcycle Gloves Review

The Joe Rocket Speedmaster 8.0 motorcycle glove has a lot of features, but none of them are best in class. The glove is “good enough” for most, and is a good alternative for riders on a budget.

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Random Motorcycling Tip #24: Riding in the Heat

Random Motorcycling Tip #24: Riding in the Heat

Last Wednesday I rode my motorcycle to work. As usual, I wore street clothes (shorts, A-shirt, t-shirt) underneath my motorcycle jacket, and overpants. As usual, I wore my chest and back protector, my motorcycle boots, and motorcycle gloves. While hardly anyone in Minnesota wears a helmet, I wore my full-face Bell Star helmet. As usual. […]

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Farewell, Teknic Speedstars

Farewell, Teknic Speedstars

Over two and a half years is a pretty good run for a set of motorcycle gloves. I bought my Teknic Speedstars in October of 2008 and have loved them ever since. They were innovative at the time, and have features that are still very uncommon today. Wrist armor and palm sliders have crept their […]

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What I Look For In a Motorcycle Glove

What I Look For In a Motorcycle Glove

When it comes to motorcycle safety gear, I wear “All The Gear, All The Time” (ATGATT). That means protective gear meant especially for motorsports: helmet, jacket, pants, boots, and gloves. Folks ask me all the time what they should get for their own gear, and I always reply “it depends.” There’s no one ultimate helmet, […]

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“Protective Equipment for Riders” by European eSUM

“Protective Equipment for Riders” by European eSUM

The European Safer Urban Motorcycling group put out a booklet recently entitled “Protective Equipment for Riders” (get the English language version here) which attempts to educate scooter and motorcyclists on the benefits of wearing protective gear. There’s an accepted acronym among serious riders — ATGATT — which stands for “All The Gear, All The Time.” […]

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Bridging the Gap: Silk Motorcycle Glove Liners

Bridging the Gap: Silk Motorcycle Glove Liners

I review the silk motorcycle glove liners made by Tour Master. They are lightweight, inexpensive, and help keep my hands warm during cooler temperatures.

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Tourmaster Synergy heated motorcycle glove review

Tourmaster Synergy heated motorcycle glove review

I review the Synergy electric heated motorcycle gloves by Tourmaster. They provide just enough heat to get the job done, but I would be happier with the gloves for $50 less.

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