Tag: leather

MoKo Clear-View Leather Cover Case with Stand for Amazon Kindle Fire Review

MoKo Clear-View Leather Cover Case with Stand for Amazon Kindle Fire Review

The MoKo Clear Case cover for the Amazon Kindle Fire is an inexpensive way to protect your tablet. It has some interesting features and the build quality is robust — too bad it feels cheap, even for an inexpensive item.

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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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mCover Black Leather Folio Cover for Kindle Review

mCover Black Leather Folio Cover for Kindle Review

I review the black leather folding cover for the third generation Kindle made by mCover. It is an inexpensive, effective, no-frills cover. I like it despite a problematic elastic band that keeps the cover shut but is hard to manipulate.

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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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July Tybee Island trip report

July Tybee Island trip report

I saddled up my 2009 Yamaha FJR1300A and headed down to Georgia last Thursday. I needed to take a break and was anxious to meet up with some of my favorite people. I was also ready to put Apollo up to his first mid-distance road trip. I have a rule: never install anything new or […]

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Rev’It Fahrenheit H2O waterproof winter motorcycling gloves

Rev’It Fahrenheit H2O waterproof winter motorcycling gloves

I put the Rev’It Fahrenheit H2O waterproof gloves through a torture test. The gloves are well made and are very comfortable, but they can’t keep my hands warm below 45F, even with heated grips and hand guards.

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Teknic Speedstar full gauntlet motorcycle glove review

Teknic Speedstar full gauntlet motorcycle glove review

I review the Teknic Speedstar full gauntlet motorcycle racing glove, with top-shelf features such as Knox armor, kangaroo leather, and kevlar at a bargain price.

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Motoport / Cycleport kevlar motorcycle glove review

Motoport / Cycleport kevlar motorcycle glove review

My disappointment with Motoport continues as I log two hundred miles in their kevlar motorcycle racing glove.

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